Insights, Snippets, Quotes, Epiphanies & All That Sort of Things

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greg

Quote from: Rosalba on April 30, 2022, 12:46:00 AM
'They' - do you mean family/friends or men, and in what way are the 'they' superior?
Family/friends are the superior ones.
They are superior because f*** society, you are just a cog in the machine to society and they don't know you.
Family/friends actually see you as a real person and can appreciate you as such.
Wagie wagie get back in the cagie

Florestan

Quote from: greg on April 30, 2022, 07:21:50 AM
Family/friends are the superior ones.
They are superior because f*** society, you are just a cog in the machine to society and they don't know you.
Family/friends actually see you as a real person and can appreciate you as such.

You seem to despise marriage, but can you have any sort of family without it?

You seem to despise society, but can you have any sort of family promotion and protection without it?

"Art is no excuse for boring people." - Jules Renard

greg

Quote from: Florestan on April 30, 2022, 07:29:23 AM
You seem to despise marriage, but can you have any sort of family without it?

You seem to despise society, but can you have any sort of family promotion and protection without it?
Despise doesn't feel like the correct word.

Being the man in a marriage sometimes means being viewed as a walking ATM, that's what I don't like. Being valued only for what you give is unfortunate, in line with the Chris Rock quote. It's avoidable- either marry someone valuable (someone who doesn't view men as such) or don't marry. Some people are lucky and get into a marriage that is not despise-able at all, it can actually be a great thing.

Society doesn't know you personally, so no need to want to impress them. Not sure what "family promotion" is, but for family protection, that is cops, and how well can they actually protect you? What's more likely to protect you is yourself, rather than cops.
Wagie wagie get back in the cagie

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