What are the simplest forms of the foundational philosophical questions?
Perhaps as basic as this:
How should we act?
But in our daily lives as living, breathing, thinking, shitting individuals, perhaps it’s best to start at the level of past actions and work backward.
“How much of what you do is to get laid?” Often renders fruitful answers, because it is through the primal drives that we act out our most fundamental beliefs and in so far as those actions succeed or fail, we can measure the practical utility of our beliefs, or else the metrics by which we measure success and failure.
It’s incredible the optimism the average nihilist displays when on the prowl for sex.
I think we hate to acknowledge our own sexuality even in the same sentence as our philosophic beliefs.
Or rather, we hate to acknowledge our failures in that realm…
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