I’d like to think that Uncle Crowley would be proud

typed for your pleasure on 19 May 2005, at 1.51 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Groovy spacy ’70’ by Christine 23 onna

Well, this is certainly interesting. (nicked from Brian)

You scored as Hedonism. Your life is guided by the principles of Hedonism:
You believe that pleasure is a great, or the greatest, good; and you
try to enjoy life’s pleasures as much as you can.

“Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die!”

More info at Arocoun’s Wikipedia User Page…

Hedonism

80%

Strong Egoism

70%

Justice (Fairness)

65%

Existentialism

65%

Kantianism

60%

Apathy

60%

Utilitarianism

60%

Nihilism

30%

Divine Command

5%

What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
created with QuizFarm.com

I’m not as much of a Nihilist as I thought I was! I don’t know whether I should be proud or ashamed.

Upon reflection, I think the hedonism charge sticks. When I think of a typical hedonist, I think key parties, swingers, and enough recreational drugs to choke a horse, and I’m thinking, well, that can’t apply to me, as I neither drink nor do drugs, and I barely smoke. But then, I considered what I was discussing with a mate semi-recently: I find it shameful that, as human beings in the 21st Century, we are still governed by societal conditions where we have to work in order to live. No work = no money, no money = no food. We have the (burgeoning) technological means necessary to eliminate a lot of unskilled jobs through mechanical methods, namely through the use of robots and other automata. Of course, the question that usually follows that statement would be ‘So what are unskilled labourers supposed to do for money, then?’ Simple. Retun to school, and take courses for an actual career, instead of a mere job.
I look at it this way, cashiers, service station attendants, fast food workers, etc — people don’t normally aspire towards jobs of this nature, and to be honest, most people in these positions are crap at their jobs anyway. For example, if we had automated fast food places that were to accurately record your order and swiftly assemble it using a series of conveyor belts, dispensers and robotic arms, that would guarantee customer satisfaction. Wouldn’t you rather receive your made-to-order food package from a charming and personable Synthetik similar to Actroid-chan, rather than dealing with some pimply-faced teen who’s desperately trying to apologise for the fact that you ended up with a Big Mac in your bag, when you’re actually at Burger King?
Plus, a whole new job market just opened up right there — someone has to know how to maintain the Synthetik and the food assembly machinery, as well as restocking, changing the drink syrups, refilling the napkins, etc. I wouldn’t want to eliminate all jobs, just a lot of the shittier ones..

Ultimately, I believe that humans shouldn’t be spending 60% of our lives working, but instead, we should be enjoying ourselves through intellectual pursuits or other means, as long as our pursuits of happiness don’t cause harm to others. ‘If it harm none, do as thou wilt’ is the operative phrase here. Humans should be spending their time, money, and energy on living, not working. I mean, even if you choose to spend your free hours masturbating to the Weather Channel, then as long as you’re not harming anyone, and you’re at home with the blinds drawn, then wank for great justice, my friend!
And think of it this way, if you were able to spend less time at a dodgy job you aren’t enjoying, you could be spending more time developing your hobbies into things that could make money for you, which is guaranteed to make you happier. Some people enjoy cooking. Some people enjoy writing. Some people enjoy creating artwork, while others enjoy squirrels. If you’re having fun while working, it’s not really work..
So yeah, wow. A hedonist. Never really thought of myself in that context, but it doesn’t seem really ill-fitting.

In case you’re wondering, yes; I spent all day yesterday listening to my Joy division box set

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

*picks up monitor, flings it across room* on February 22nd, 2005

Not exactly a 'People Person' on February 5th, 2006

5 have spoken to “I’d like to think that Uncle Crowley would be proud”

  1. veach writes:

    75% Hedonist and 70% Strong Egotist, myself.

    I — actually — never thought of myself as a hedonist. And the adage eat…be merry…, I always attributed to people who never cared for the future and only lived in the moment. I do enjoy the present, but am aware that planning for the future is an essential part of enjoying it when it arrives. Accordingly, I wonder how accurate this quiz is.

    I think I answered it accurately (for me). I would have thought I was more apathetic, selfish, Nihilist.

    I enjoyed reading your piece on the need for McRobo-meal makers but remember: soylent green is people!

  2. PBShelley writes:

    Cool test 🙂
    Surprisingly, I got 100% on BOTH Hedonism (which I expected) and Existensialism (which I did not LOL)!
    Another (kinda) surprise: 0 % Strong Egoism LOL
    Justice 85, Utilitarianism 75, Kantianism 60, Divine Commnad 50,Apathy 40, Nihilism 40.

    WTF does this mean??? LOL!

    Presently, I am attempting the no-work-while-you-do-things-to-make-you-happier thing. Not eating much at all, but hopefully things will change LOL

    Cheers and stuff 😉
    PBS & Lily

  3. Davecat writes:

    Veach –
    I agree 100% with your musings/questions. ‘Hedonism? Me??’ The term seems to indicate irresponsibility, but my take on it is ‘Enjoy your life as much as possible, but prepare yourself accordingly, so you can enjoy life even more.’ Kind of a mix of both the Ant and the Grasshopper..

    And Soylent Green is delicious! I have no idea what they make that stuff out of, but I’m tellin’ you, it’s the best thing since sliced bread. 😉

    PBS –
    100% Hedonist and Existentialist? So you’re a devil-may-care guy who really doesn’t care?? 🙂

  4. SafeTinspector writes:

    I don’t believe the average self-righteously ignorant unskilled laborer has it in them to nab a carreer.
    I’ve often wondered if a services economy, as opposed to a production economy, isn’t a bit like a snake eating it’s own tail. Or like a battery attempting to charge itself…

  5. PBShelley writes:

    It’s all rigged… If you play The Game, you get a career that you’ll be out of in an average of 4 years. If you don’t play, make sure your dishwashing skills are up to par :-/
    The greedy bastards will keep hiring younger folk as the older ones get put out on the street. And “I got mine, eff you” will prevail.
    Oop, it already is! :-O

    “America Eats Its Young” indeed; it KILLS the ones it sees fit: i.e. anyone anti- the Establishment. Time to take it back.

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