No new material today. This musing first appeared on my tumblr account.
By ignoring the moral value of another’s actions I am free to reevaluate their worth on a continuous basis. I am free of such emotional or moral memory.
What this means is that because I could care less about morality in general, not to say that I do not know moral from immoral, that I evaluate people in the present. I could care less if you were at church every Sunday and saved orphans from a fire years ago. I could care less if you robbed a bank and stabbed a guy a few weeks ago. I evaluate you in the present.
I’m no idiot, however. I can gauge whether you are useful to me or not in the present. If I sense that you are about to get your stab on, I’m not going to stick around. What I am saying, however, is that your past actions do not cause me to inherently fear or elevate you in any way. I’m essentially performing a calculation, at all times, of whether you benefit me. I am impartial to your history.
This means that I can be the friend when others won’t because I could care less of your immoral past. It also means I won’t be swindled by the actual thief whose aura of morality, because they saved those orphans, has eclipsed their actual being and true proclivities. I watch, I learn. I learn, I react. I react, I win. At all times, the aura or shadow of the resource means nothing. This can benefit both of us