Q:How can I detach from emotions and people?
I would not simply encourage detachment in general, but to assess whether or not what you contribute your time and effort to is constructive to your well being. Prioritize relationships with honest, logical, empathetic human beings rather than self destructive defeatists or pseudo-benevolent hypocrites.
You don’t want to detach from emotion, as there is always wisdom to be found in the catalyst for why we experience what we do. Emotion is compelling and empowering when understood and channeled in the direction it compels us. You do not want to justify repression and denial in favor of what your emotions are trying to tell you, especially if that emotion happens to be some type of pain.
"For me, this was a team effort, I’m going to receive it. But it’s not going to be mine. We did it together. No one guy carried that day." Sargent Ryan Pitts received the Medal of Honor Monday for his bravery during what President Obama called one of the fiercest battles of the entire war in Afghanistan. After his outpost came under heavy attack in 2008, the paratrooper became the sole survivor, continuing to defend the post even after all his fellow paratroopers had fallen.
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The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. That is why so much of social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask. I have shed my mask.
Q:Why use your time pushing others to be the best they can be, when you can spend it focusing on your own life and being the best person YOU can be?
The actions of others are relevant to my well being. Understanding cause and effect is essential to self empowerment. There is ultimately no justified indifference to the perspectives that others choose or have been conditioned to adhere to because these beliefs will determine their behavior and priorities toward me. If others do not take responsibility for their thoughts, they will oppress me with their misconceptions (highlighting our current status quo).
My drive comes from an understanding that recognizes the empowerment of others as essential to my own. Through challenging individuals to realize their potential, I indirectly challenge myself to achieve and maintain my own. I have no desire to degenerate in complacency or remain isolated in my awareness. Adhering to the cosmic priority in refinement and connection cannot take place within a status quo based on irrational ideologies utilized to maintain division.
Q:What are your views on solipsism?
Solipsism: a theory in philosophy that your own existence is the only thing that is real or that can be known.
I think it holds validity to some extent, not in that nobody else is real but that we are all created from a single source and remain connected throughout our existence to varying degrees. In this manner, I could justify saying that only “I” exist, since “I” am only an individual to the extent that my body requires nourishment and am actually, like all things, interwoven into the fabric of the cosmos. It would seem that we are all components to a single intention fragmented into the organic vessels we inhabit, with the duty of carrying this legacy forward as individuals.