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Rats called men scamper through their mazes looking for that ever so tempting curd of happiness.  Their myopic vantage affords them nothing more than a predisposition to striving for temporary satiation.

Far from being the end-all be-all, achieving happiness is nothing more than chasing the dragon. Such a fleeting state of mind cannot serve as the end goal any more than heroin intoxication, no matter how damn good it feels. Happiness is a side note, a by-product. To be happy is nary man's purpose.

The eternal purpose of man is to struggle to the grave having achieved some form of glory, or not.  Even glory fades over time, leaving only the struggle as a constant.

To live is to struggle and to struggle is to live. This is the law only abolished by an inevitable death. Even striving to overcome death requires the frigid embrace of a never-ending struggle rife with suffering and lightly peppered with small injections of happiness.

If you're a human being, chances are you've done something or participated in something that detriments another human being. It's a fact that people tend to do fucked up and terrible things to each other. It is in our nature.

I, like many people, have done things to other people that benefitted me, yet harmed those people. From my perspective, I did nothing wrong, since it so obviously benefitted me. I'm certain this can be said about anyone, especially in circles where "Might is Right" is parroted ad nauseam. Likewise, I've received similar treatment from other people over the course of my life.

There is nothing 'right' or 'wrong' about this behavior, but to stop there would be to take a superficial look at social dynamics. Indeed, human beings do not live in a vacuum. Everything that a person does has consequences. For me, what this all really boils down to is responsibility for one's actions and honor.

Seeing as human beings are social creatures it's worth pointing out that people naturally form groups of like-minded individuals. Ideally, each individual of the group is capable of helping themselves by helping the group. We can call this rational self-interest. At the same time, stratification will also manifest. This is also another fact of our nature.

Some may argue that stratification allows for a member of the group to compromise another member of the same group.  Of course, the problem with this is it's not necessarily in the rational self-interest of an individual to dissolve tribal cohesion. Indeed, it is quite irresponsible and reflects a lack of honor.

This isn't to say members should hold each other's hands.  The manifestation of stratification in such a context would actually be a social pecking order. To subvert a member of your group in this context would entail taking responsibility for that action rather than slink around like an honor-less coward.  If one is not strong enough move up the chain by their own merit, they simply don't deserve it.In another hypothetical scenario, let's assume a group has encountered an outsider. The outsider claims to resonate with the tribe and wants to participate. However, if the outsider fails to demonstrate the same kind of honor that is required for tribal cohesion, it is wise to dispose of them. In fact, I'd argue that the result should be the same for anyone who demonstrates their mundanity, whether they be an insider or not.

At the end of the day, everyone does things that harms other people for their own benefit. Again, there is nothing 'right' or 'wrong' about it. The difference between those I call my own and those I call mundane is the ability to take responsibility for one's actions. It doesn't matter to me if you call yourself a Satanist, or not. What shows me that someone is a mundane is their inability to own their actions. In my mind, this is especially egregious when one openly purports to be one of my own kind.

In my book, I give people 1 chance to prove they are worth having around. Once you have proven your worthlessness, I will no longer extend honor to you.

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