The most important thing in life is other people.
Why do robots choose to ignore/deny this?
You can live without relationships with other humans. It's not as if this is a necessity to survive. Perhaps these relationships can influence our well-being, but there are other factors which offer us more.
He's not wrong. From birth we're nothing but narcissistic. We care more about what others offer us than them as an individual.
>You need other people but other people don't necessarily need you
I have nothing to offer anyone except my own misery and confusion
1. That is untrue. The most important thing is yourself. Nothing edgy about caring for yourself.
2. Many people such as my self are denied other people to be in their lives. I think it is healthy for "robits" to discuss this problem, as it is a problem for many people. They may not be assholes they are just unwanted. It's reality.
A number of porcupines huddled together for warmth on a cold day in winter; but, as they began to prick one another with their quills, they were obliged to disperse. However the cold drove them together again, when just the same thing happened.
At last, after many turns of huddling and dispersing, they discovered that they would be best off by remaining at a little distance from one another.
In the same way the need of society drives the human porcupines together, only to be mutually repelled by the many prickly and disagreeable qualities of their nature. The moderate distance which they at last discover to be the only tolerable condition of intercourse, is the code of politeness and fine manners; and those who transgress it are roughly told in the English phrase to keep their distance.
By this arrangement the mutual need of warmth is only very moderately satisfied; but then people do not get pricked. A man who has some heat in himself prefers to remain outside, where he will neither prick other people nor get pricked himself.
social impulse is relevant in humans, although highly modulated by higher functions.
as such it can be suppressed in a way that might bring about neurosis, this is the main fault in the 'hiki' or 'hermet' life, it is not an intrinsic value of other people, it is a suppressed desire to join a social institution. this impulse is created by an instinct for pair bonding but is modulated by our higher reasoning functions, that suppress these impulses through various means and lead to an asocial individual.
as such when higher functions are not dedicated to something else, they turn to the despair of their subconscience, which happens to be full of their neurosis regarding sociability. In these moments the individual disregards their higher functions and falls back into their animalistic instincts, to want to be with other people.
therefore constant stimulation of the higher functions by any means is a reasonable replacement for human interaction. and as their is ultimately no intrinsic value to other people besides our controllable neurochemical impulses, one can conclude that as long as there is a reasonable replacement there is no need for social interaction, thus it is not the most important thing in life.
it must then be concluded that controlling neurosis in the mind might be the ultimate goal of the human being, to be at peace by any means and to fulfill the will of the ego. therefore, the most important thing in life is oneself and one's own desires.
I agree, but often even altruism is a facade for self reassurance. Assisting others helps us to think higher of ourselves.
The arts and passions for hobbies make for reasonable replacements, it seems.
>Which hobby should I do?
whatever you find most fulfilling is the best hobby for you
the only way you can know what makes you feel whole is by trying things.
>Will it make me less lonely?
when your mind is not occupied by what you are passionate about, it will degenerate into self loathing and loneliness.
keep your mind occupied and the loneliness can be reduced, but never eradicated
Who here /dream they're alive but wake up and they're still dead/ ?
Literature, film, music, and forms of exercise make for productive hobbies, but I'd say anything you've a passion for you should pursue.
>Will it make me less lonely?
I believe arts have the capability to help with this. They can teach us, keep us company, calm, and sympathize with us. All this without the drawbacks of conventional relationships.
Becuase you dont fit into the other people group.
You can give and give and give
But not get anything back.
How does it make it worth it?
Might be remebered by some in your lifetime. But will be forgotten. Unsung. Unspoken. And you feel the same as you do now. Why bother willfully subjecting youself to get stepped on.
The "Internet" item in that list basically means "other people". You're not effectively countering OP here. There is almost nothing on the Internet without other people.
And here you are saying this on a forum full of other people. Come on now.