- Do they think the Occupy movement is a worthy cause?
4. Avoid prostitution, however metaphorical. We now know that many prostitutes are actual slaves themselves. They do not share in the enjoyment of services proffered. Their sufferings are a form of misguided globalization. Apply this insight to metaphorical species of parasites. Ask yourself, am I surrounded by people I can invest in?
Case study: Ben's job was transferred to another city. He left his friends and family and spent all of his one-week's vacation on the move. He decided the most efficient way to form relationships outside of work in his new environment would be online dating, in industry rife with deception where 86% of online daters believe that the people they meet online have lied. Online relations seemed better to Ben because they cut out nonverbal behavior, which is less controllable and more likely to betray deception. The sword cut both ways. After months of relentless lying about his personal qualifications and hit-and-miss dating, he didn't feel he could trust his "candidates' and found things wrong with each one. But he knew he could always meet another girl on the web, so he kept on breaking up. A year and twenty-six breakups later, he was unable to have a relationship or feel any kind of love, even for his high school friends, and developed erectile dysfunction. He said, "All the women started to look the same." He has stopped online dating and is now in therapy on his way to escaping slave morality.
How reasonable is it to accept a social order based on slave morality? Does hierarchy have to depend on exclusions? We can choose to be victims, oblivious to civic choreography. We can also make the world flat!
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