The Potential False Dilemma of Service to Self (STS) vs Service to Others (STO)

You can read the Law of One channelings given down from the group soul calling itself “Ra” HERE, and their position is fairly nuanced, and due to that, can easily be taken out of context by well meaning yet misinformed individuals. However, I would dare to say that there were better ways to explain the differentiation between benevolent and malevolent beings, ways that would have created less confusion, then presenting […] Read more »

Self-Abandonment: Abandoning Ourselves for Others

Self-abandonment is when we abandon our own self-interests for another person, either for their validation and approval, or to avoid experiencing guilt, shame, and physical punishments for putting our needs first. Another word for self-abandonment is sacrifice, as we often sacrifice our self-interests for the interests of others to receive approval, and to avoid receiving punishments. ISN’T PROTECTING OUR SELF INTERESTS SELFISH? According to Ayn Rand, and I hold to […] Read more »

Ayn Rand – Why Altruism is Evil

I’m not a fan of the dichotomy of Service to Self (STS) vs Service to Others (STO) found in the Law of One material by the so-called soul group “Ra”. It states that serving ones own self-interests is evil and that serving others is good, however, I would say that at the very least, it’s a false dichotomy fallacy and egocentric oversimplification of our options for aligning our soul, and […] Read more »

Altruism is Evil – Ayn Rand

  “What is the moral code of altruism? The basic principle of altruism is that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that service to others is the only justification of his existence, and that self-sacrifice is his highest moral duty, virtue and value. Do not confuse altruism with kindness, good will or respect for the rights of others. These are not primaries, but consequences, which, in […] Read more »

The Road From Equality to Inversion

Absolute equality breeds inversion. We’re equal under the law, which is the notion that what is right and true is the same for all people regardless of stature, but that is where equality should begin and end, because beyond that, we’re all unique and different. A case can be made that equality, like altruism, is evil. Jonathan Pageau explains how the simple desire for equality leads to inversion, and why […] Read more »