Locals Questions - November 2023
Hello Stefan. Ive recently become fascinated with the life and death of writer Robert E Howard (the creator of Conan the Barbarian, Solomon Kane and other such characters).
He was a very talented writer but had a very troubled relationship with his parents, especially his mom, which led him to take his own life at the age of thirty.
This inner pain seemed to have fueled his creativety and as an aspiring author myself I wonder, how can that inner darkness best be harnessed for that task?
I recently got heat in the instagram's crunchy home birth community after saying it's wrong to make little children watch while their mom is butt naked giving birth to her baby. I personally think all kinds of nakedness and sexual energy should be kept away from kids, but the women started opposing me saying things like "then why are the kids looking so happy watching it?" or "why would it be traumatising? That's where the kids came out themselves too?" and "we should normalise birthing for kids so they're not afraid to have kids themselves" under a video of a 3-year-old staring his moms butt and streched out bloody vagina
In a recent episode you referenced your “complicated relationship” with the word “selfish.” In my youth I stood by the Objectivist definition as completely positive- the pursuit of rational long-term self-interest. But life experience made me back away from that, because selfish people are so difficult to have relationships with. I never reassessed my definition of the word- but have you arrived at some all-encompassing definition of what it means to be selfish?
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