The world cares little to nothing of who we are, therefore it is in our duty to love andappreciate ourselves, as it would be senseless to depend upon others to validate our natures and our purpose.Being loyal to oneself is a tribute to life as a whole.
Part of Man’s capricious condition, is the inclination for nihilism as a justification for apathy, and determinism or causation as a ‘logical’ justification for apathy. Firstly, Whatgives nihilism a seemingly productive aspect, even though it has none, is the absolutionof what it stands for. In other words, the fact that meaning may only be created by thehuman mind, follows from the nihilist, that meaning and any product of it, is superfluousand sophomoric, considering that it exists only as a placation for need and emptyfeelings, due to reality being void of any meaning itself.Secondly, determinism denotes a more realistic defense for irresponsibility. That physicallaws imprison our actions to be caused by pre-existing forces (i.e. no free will) is for thedeterminist, the much more grounded and evidentiary argument that actions are merecogs in a mindless machine and as a result, should bear no consequence in the grandscheme of things.As we can see, both standpoints are deeply ingrained in weakness, indolence and fear. Of course, meaning must be a product of the mind, and actions are ruled by a physicalsystem, at least to a degree, but claiming that actions should be dismissed simply due tosome pressures imposed upon us by the universe, is to deny the nature of oneself.To act is to influence the world, despite its constraints, and any act is propounded andrestricted to each individual. Some individuals are disturbed or disgusted by their actions but too feeble and insecure to either accept them or change them, and using trivialreferences to the void of the universe or the limitation of freedom, is what provides themwith a pseudo approach to compensate for their inability to cope with accepting what theyare.What makes intellect unique is the very ability to be more aware of ones actions andstructure them into a discriminatory model of either right or wrong, good or bad. Actionsare expressions of our nature, and to excuse them, deny them or defend them as trifles, isto display self-hatred and weakness.
Dissimilar from eastern religious monastery tenets, that promote asceticism as a denial of every aspect of self-assertion and every influence that stimulates the Will and sensualurges, interpretation of self-denial here, focuses upon it as control rather than totalelimination. In fact, self-elimination is a form of excess and excess is a form of self-destruction.