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2 hours ago The Public Square
It would just take too many words (for my liking) to describe things in a objection-proof way.
Fair. I commented because it looked like you were conflating belonging-to like possession of possesiveness, with belongingness as in Maslow's Hierarchy of needs.
5 hours ago The Public Square
Iibguess that's the good thing with dialectic, helps clarify your notions.
Still, intimacy is not about ownership but belonging in the sense that it refers to you too. The classic "I belong to you, you belong to me" feeling.
It would just take too many words (for my liking) to describe things in a objection-proof way. I'm a practical guy, so I focus on what I think is the crux of the matter. Also, I have an evolutionary, not a philosophical perspective. Evolution doesn't distinct so much between belonging and ownership, as philosophers do. (It also fucks quite more than philosophers).
So this exchange started with whether the feeling of intimacy is feasible without the "egoistical"(?) part of wanting to have the other for yourself, a hypothesis that TRP makes clear cannot be made in today's gender dynamics.Read More
8 hours ago The Public Square
What would you do if the relationship doesn’t take a lot of work?
Nothing. Just let things run their course.
but my interest has maintained and it’s still been minimal effort to maintain
You're psyching yourself out.
I don't think I'm the first person in this thread to tell you to relax and enjoy it while it's good.