Some say a coward someone who lacks courage. In recent times, a coward is someone who runs away from responsibility. In times of war, many militaries deal with AWOL (Absent without leave) soldiers differently. Militaries punishes dissenters by serving prison time and a few centuries ago, they killed them in public to deter others from going AWOL. Justifiably so because 1) dissenters weaken the morale of troops, and 2) encourage others to run away in times when they are needed most. A warrior or soldier, trained for fighting and defending, when in the hour of need decide to betray friends, family, and country, is a coward for fleeing for his or her life. By the end of this essay, we’ll discuss how the skeptic’s loving always always fails to attain life-force from the altruistic believer.
Another definition of a coward is someone who takes advantage of someone else who can’t defend himself. Say, a bully in the school yard that has physical strength to pick on the little guy. Schools are places where one can observe the nature of humans undomesticated. As children who are born innocent begin to learn how to operate in society, boys in particular learn that strength is not cowardliness. In schools, it’s not just strength that capacitates bullies with intimidation, but attitude. Schools in lower income are treated like a prison. They façade resembles like prison when built in the middle of the slums. They have to make the stronger kid the coward. The child who is hubris, who learns to have fun, disobeys authority, shares genuine experiences, breaks windows, invites friends over, and live as children are supposed to live, can also be the bully. Then there’s the accountant child who begins to adapt by obeying. They learn about the world too quickly and close themselves up. They carry the poison of weakness in the playground. Despite obeying grownups and wanting to be like them, they don’t want to grow up. The bully picks on the little guy because he can. The accountant child becomes a recluse.
How to suck the life out of someone
The laws of nature obeys because of the Will-to-power. The Will-to-Power answers the “why” in causation. As established in Will-to-power and the quest for symbolic immortality, physics is the study of forces. All phenomena, ideas, and bodies carry both reactive and reactive forces within. The tension between the conflicting forces vitalizes in a way where active forces “take” identity away from the reactive forces. But active forces are not in conflict with reactive forces. Only reactive forces react to everything the active forces affirm. Reactive forces react because reactive forces are fully capacitated by the Will-to-Power to do so. However, all forces exists in the context of all external forces acting on it. Technically, there is not an active force and a reactive force separately competing. They are just one force in sense that they share a genealogy stretching all the way back to an inception. Bullying is just a transaction just like any other transaction be it altruistic or loving transactions. There’s always a loser and a winner of identity. Adults learn to mitigate the Will-to-Power with growth. Growth is a reactive attitude towards death in that adults want to “live their childhoods properly” before they die. This is the attitude of that of the accountant who don’t want to experience losses or gains of life-force at every point of juncture, articulation, or joint in society. His soul is the weak space rock bouncing and crashing by bigger space rocks. They loss life-force because they don’t have a choice. They prefer to save and accumulate life-force to protect the little they have.
The Virgin Skeptic vs the Chad Christian
Humans can not live sanely in a world that is way too big, mysterious, dangerous, complicated, and intimidating. So they partialize it. Humans pick it up, analyze, and assault it the world as if they were the bullies. They push, pull, tumble, tinker, and carbon-14 date it to observe and annotate what happens. Then they store it in a file and label it truth. They live in the Earth but don’t want to be apart of it because accepting the earth for what it is means that they are also animals. Human being with animal determinism is a disparity too hard to bear. As we participate in the giving and taking of life-force, the daily push-pull transactions to make the world go round, life-force occurs cowardly. For those who can hear it, the Will-to-Power works simply and beautifully. It takes, steal, suck, acquire, and bend life-force indifferent of any morality or feelings prevalent in culture. Every sale is an intimidation. Every advertisement a bully. Every purchase is a revenge. But only the accountant sees it as “living in the world” because they don’t want to be part “of the world” because they are cowards. Every transfer of life-force is done cowardly. I argue for a soft determinism, but I don’t affirm compatibilism. Transitions are experienced painfully, as every point of juncture falls into its components built for by accountants. Shame, embarrassment, and uncomfortable feelings come out as an opportunity for the strong person to self-feel. This is the most authentic way to live in a capitalist economy. It helps us turn more hubristic and less accountant. If hubrists are cowards, its because it is a virtue. Just like hypocrisy. But the accountant wants to “live livie in the world but not of it”. He wants a world glossed over for him. Yes there are jobs to do, positions to apply for, raises to ask for, deals to negotiate, girls to ask out, death to happen, but these “articulations” should happen smoothly. That if one is afraid to accept responsibility for entering into marriage or asking a crush out on a date that that decision alone should carry momentum to the next step. To the accountant, the world is a giant bully
Just like a boy learns to avoid certain hallways at school, learns to run, escape, and react to everything. With religion, beliefs are attacked because it is the soul’s life line. Think of the atheist, he wants for someone faithful their entire life to abandon their belief system at the end of life. The atheist wants to tell him that his religion is fake and take credit for pain he assumes will take part. He wants to self-feel in a loving way. The most inauthentic way to self-feel is through loving because the taker is assuming that he won life-force while in fact, he is leaving the life-force on the table. The Will-to-Power doesn’t happen in someone’s mind. It happens in the objective world according to accountants. An atheist might admit he takes life-force by ‘respecting one’s beliefs’, but he has to confirm that fact. Did a transaction happen? Was life-force confirmed? The the loving skeptic self-feel? The giver (the believer) did not in fact give the life-force because there was not argument done through loving. Does the skeptic spew out facts to watch the believer life drain away from his eyes as he falls into an eternal sleep? If he does, he’s a coward. “If only he knew the facts,” the atheist murmurs to himself.