Thursday, August 28, 2014

MGTOW Philosophy - Some Questions - No Answers - Part 1.

What does it mean for Men to Go Their Own Way?

How do we deal with the realities of today's world and remain true to ourselves?

What does it mean for a man (or woman) living in today's world to live an ethical life?

What does it mean to live a moral life in today's world?

In short, what does it mean to live as a complete human being; what does it mean to Go Our Own Way?

Is there even a single pat answer to this question? (That would simplify things, wouldn't it.)

Philosophers (and charlatans) have spilled tons of ink writing about this. I have some favorite picks, some of whom contradict others. (So it goes - it's been proven that philosophy cannot be logical.)
Here is a starter list (all of these have thousands of videos dedicated to them on YouTube):
  • The Cynics (the school of philosophy, not the grumps who bad mouth everyone) Diogenes is the best known Cynic. This is the school that best describes today's MGTOW.
  • Epicurus (my go-to guy for the philosophy school named after him.) He was charged with atheism, immorality, and disrupting the social order. He invented "laid back" as a formalized way of life - no marriage, no children, no performing social duties, just free men, women, courtesans of both sexes, and slaves hanging out and getting along without conflict. Far out man!
  • Epictetus (my go-to guy for Stoic philosophy)
  • Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher)
  • Plato (when it comes to Western philosophers, there is Plato and then all the others)
  • Aristotle
  • Socrates
  • The Bible - read up on the Ten Commandments and The Sermon on the Mount.
This is enough for a start. I'll add more to the list in Part 2 at some future date ... if and when I feel like it.

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