I understand why. Because this. Because that.
But I don’t particularly understand the how.
So how do you value yourself?
It seems for me, if you believe the progressive tripe of:
anyone can be, do, have anything
Which is often espoused today in
Anyone can be a programmer/entrepreneur/etc
Then it translates into an unconscious reality of
You were only able to do it, because anyone can do it
Anything you can do, someone else can do
Anything you’ll do, someone else will do
There is nothing special, or unique, about you, your story, your heritage, or anything you do. You are completely and utterly disposable.
Reminds me of the existential crises from the protagonist in Antz (1998).
This all seems disastrous for relationships as then
She didn’t pick you for who you are, she picked you for the avatar that you resemble to her.
Obviously though, the “anyone can do be, do, have anything” falls completely down in relationships. As you can’t be with anyone, do anyone, or have anyone. Especially if you are a man. Perhaps this is why the progressive trans-activists consider you denying them relationship access to you, as transphobia - as well as why progressivism has a strong lean towards free love. As well as free love being a foundation of The Brave New World society - that you can’t have equality, without everyone having access to everyone else. That you can’t have equality, unless everyone can be treated the same, and thus, you can’t have equality, unless everyone is the same - as if there are any differences, then people will discriminate, so we can either:
- convince people to not discriminate
- convince people to all be the same
The first seems to be what we see in progressive politics and government control - the suppression of behaviour. The latter seems what we see from progressive activism - the repression of thought and values.
How does one climb out of androgynous esteem, into hope?
It seems the obvious answer to this, is have a child. As then you really do matter. That child depends on you, not anyone else.
…Well unless The Brave New World child raising centres have their way - that is to say, the government takes your children away from you to “educate” them into society’s values - which isn’t that bad, until you realise that the values of progressive societies, like the one in Brave New World and 1984, are completely against the family - perhaps this is another reason Islam is being imported into the west, as until the Phoenix rebirth of christianity occurs here (what Peterson seems to be doing), then the nihilistic atheism is just going to destroy the family, for a stronger belief system to take advantage of that - Islam…
However, now that hypergamy in the west has eliminated the chance for many men to have children with a spouse - then what else is there?
Answer to that seems obvious - man up, and fight, to earn the right to claim a woman.
But then what if you earned a woman that cannot give birth, or you can’t? How do you mend that hole in your heart. How do you have any worth knowing your genes will die? Peterson would say you need a vision that is more compelling than anything else, but how can you even have any motivation from the soul, when your soul’s only option is to drive blindly into a brick wall, while you cuck out your life to others having children, which you failed to do.
How do you value yourself?