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The Black Guardian

Location: Paragon City, RI
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: You are given the power of Killraven/ The Purple Man
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 at 01:26:55 pm EDT (Viewed 716 times)
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Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 at 04:23:20 pm EDT (Viewed 750 times)


      But my entire life, I've never had a selfish, avaricious thought.

    I find that hard to believe. Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Siddhartha, Christ and all the saints would never make such a ludicrous claim.

Seriously, no. Most of those were rat bastards until they learned better (and a few of them died rat bastards, imo). I just never had that ratty phase for whatever reason.

- I've turned down raises at all jobs throughout my life, except for cost-of-living increases. Heck, I actually chose to be a part-time substitute teacher with full knowledge it doesn't pay much.
- I do lots of volunteer work.
- I've said before: I'm really cool with the amount of taxes I pay. It's my duty. It's my responsibility.
- The only real material things I have are a house, my comics, a computer, and things I need to eke out a bare minimum existence, and I'm not particularly attached to any of them. If I had any less, I could almost be a Buddhist monk. Even my clothes are mostly 10+ years old. My current only pair of shoes are 2.5 years old. I've only just begun thinking about replacing them... maybe sometime this year.
- I have no competitive spirit at all. I've never, ever strived to be better than anyone else at anything. I've never had a wish to be. The idea of "winning" anything sounds disgusting to me. IMO, happiness is just existing... if that.
- I don't want to die, because even that would be striving for something, but I'm not particularly attached to life, either.
- My only desires, whatsoever, are for the continued mediocre existence for myself, and for my family, whatever it is that they want to do for themselves.

Plus, just because I'm not selfish doesn't mean that I'm very selfless, either. There's a huge middle ground between the two. Although I do volunteer work, I'm more than likely not going to lift a finger to save someone, other than friends and family, from something too dangerous. Maybe a child, but another adult is probably on their own if I'm around.

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