>10 commandments that would make you a better you.
Write 10 commandments which if you implemented into your life and lived by religiously would make you a better person.
1) Don't be a bitch
2) Be sincere in all that you do
3) Live in a way that is respectful and in harmony with nature
4) Thrive in suffering and embrace struggle
5) Do not actively seek out pleasure
6) Learn for the sake of learning and create for the sake of creating
7) Seek to craft your physicality, mentality, and spirituality to their utmost potential
8) Maintain an open mind but bend to no one's will but your own
9) Treasure and appreciate art above all except the beautiful connections between sincere people
10) Do not settle
Asceticism is patrician
Hedonism is pleb
Seeking out pleasure makes you obsessed with pleasure and distracts you from doing shit thats actually constructive
You become obsessed with yourself and make yourself weaker and weaker because you will shy away from struggle and only seek pleasure
Do not misinterpret what I'm saying
You should be happy and you should seek to be happy but that happiness should not be derived from pleasure.
>you should seek to be happy but that happiness should not be derived from pleasure.
For example I am happy when I'm deadlifting
I guarantee you its not pleasureful to have your leg and back muscles obliterated by 405 lbs but I am happy when I'm deadlifting because I am pushing myself to my physical limit and accomplishing something that I was not able to accomplish a year ago
You should achieve happiness through things like overcoming adversity not fapping to trannies
What the fuck?
What if cooking is my pleasure and it makes me happy? Or skydiving? Football?
Jesus Christ. You have to equate seeking pleasure to fapping to trannies. Go back to /fit, you closeted faggot. Or better yet, go to a psychiatrist and realize that it's okay to be gay. You need to do a lot more than lift to fix yourself, loser.
>What if cooking is my pleasure and it makes me happy? Or skydiving? Football?
Cooking/sky-diving/football is not "pleasure"
Those are all fine if they make you happy but those aren't "pleasure"
>realize that it's okay to be gay.
Oh hedonist hedonist hedonist...
>Cooking/sky-diving/football is not "pleasure"
>Those are all fine if they make you happy but those aren't "pleasure"
You have nothing of value to offer anyone in your current state.
There is no need to be upset hedonist
If you want to lie to yourself and convince yourself that seeking pleasure is ok than do that
But the thread's topic was 10 commandments that would make you a better person. You become a better person through struggle, suffering and overcoming adversity not doing things that are comfortable and pleasureful
Your theory works under the assumption that people can not be balanced in their pursuits. How are they even supposed to know what their passions are if they seek no pleasure? You seem like you've built this whole philosophy on how to live life through images on a motivational thread on /fit/.
>Your theory works under the assumption that people can not be balanced in their pursuits.
For the most part, they cannot be
Is this not apparent in the majority of people that you have met?
I can without a doubt say that the VAST majority of people I have witnessed in life have sought out pleasure always and almost never desired to struggle and suffer. It's disgusting how weak they are.
>How are they even supposed to know what their passions are if they seek no pleasure?
This HELPS you find your passions because with your hedonist way of living you will only do what is comfortable and will never seek to do anything new and uncomfortable
>Is this not apparent in the majority of people that you have met?
>I can without a doubt say that the VAST majority of people I have witnessed in life have sought out pleasure always and almost never desired to struggle and suffer. It's disgusting how weak they are.
I'm not going to base any of my beliefs of completely anecdotal evidence.
>This HELPS you find your passions because with your hedonist way of living you will only do what is comfortable and will never seek to do anything new and uncomfortable
And what? I find something new and uncomfortable, feel genuine pleasure from doing it, do it and as it becomes familiar abandon it for something else new and unfamiliar?
holy shit im triggered
when 90% of people you meet in your life are like that, that is called a "trend over time". There is nothing wrong with anecdotal evidence
if you want non-anecdotal evidence see pic-related
you think those people aren't seeking out pleasure? you think they're really pushing themselves and trying to better themselves? lol
>do it and as it becomes familiar abandon it for something else new and unfamiliar?
YES, this is exactly what you should do!!
We have nothing more to discuss.
I believe life should be about working hard to enjoy your pleasures.
You believe life should be about working hard.
Neither of us will see eye to eye.
That's not thinking for yourself. You're scaring yourself out of an outdated philosophy that doesn't apply to you. Do you think this makes you sound sophisticated? Pleasure is ill defined. Please can be taking a long shower and reading a nice book. Pleasure is something that feels good. If you refuse to pursue things that make you feel good you're making yourself into a dysfunctional human being.
Your reading comprehension is shit or then you do this on purpose. Pleasure =/= happiness. Come on use google or something, jesus.
1. No more drugs, I have done enough drugs.
2. No more alcohol, I have drank enough alcohol.
3. No more tobacco, I have consumed enough tobacco.
4. Sleep at night, be awake during the day.
5. Have an active goal, without goals I am stagnant.
6. Have an active duty, without a job, or other active productive hobby, I am worthless to my fellow man and to society.
7. Do something for fun, if I am not having fun, or some sort of release, I will not last long in my endeavors without breaking down.
8. No more masturbating or meaningless sex, these activities drain soul and emotion from my life.
9. Do not indulge in self pity, any man can pity himself, it is weak and a choice.
10. Be happy and right with God, for the alternative is wrong.
happiness is a perspective
it is not bound to pleasure
>that's not thinking for yourself
I listed the 10 thoughts at the beginning of the thread that make up my philosophy. I don't strictly follow one philosophy or another but I am willing to learn from the good ones. Its smart to learn from the wise.
What about the [current year] makes seeking pleasure a good and moral thing?
>Pleasure can be taking a long shower and reading a nice book. Pleasure is something that feels good.
Try taking a cold shower. Try doing something that doesn't feel good.
>you're making yourself into a dysfunctional human being.
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
i guess that God means whatever you believe is right, whatever that god is
it is yourself, your higher self perhaps, If you were to judge yourself based on your actions, you would want to say, "that was right of me."
>1. have discipline
>2. do not procrastinate
>3. follow rule number 1
>4. follow rule number 2
>5. don't think with your dick
>6. do not pass up on opportunities
>7. always come up with new options
>8. don't give up
>9. always keep up a high level of banter
>10. never become a fucking cuck
these rules, were they religiously followed, would only bring success
>9. always keep up a high level of banter
How can you genuinely keep up with banter? Most of the time it doesn't bother me but I'm so sensitive that occasionally someone will say something, I'll have no response and then after everyone else moves on with conversation I'll dwell on that remark in silence.
I'm such a pussy cunt.
> contemplate and internalize that my death is a certainty, and that this is all there is. Imagine death each morning.
> find a reason to die (something worth dying for), and live for that reason
> find time to be, rather than to do, appreciating the world
> remind yourself that some things are your fault and others aren't, and focus on what you can change
> fap daily, it's good for the health
> buy a mongoose