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Error in philosophy

I'm quite familiar with existentialism as I study philosophy in University. The movement came out of a sociological need to understand and appreciate the dignity of the human individual. While I'll say that is a vital aspect to the reality of the human person one must not cling to his/her own individuality, as there is more to the human person than desire...and thank goodness, otherwise life would be pretty stupid.

We have mouths, and brains that allow us to speak. Our body language is hard-wired into our being, and sex, itself is meant to be shared between two people. It seems that biologically and materially, our bodies are made for the sake of communication...which by its very nature is not individualistic; "commun". So if you reject community, or anti-individualism than you must never speak or talk to anyone...I think thats a bit silly, but is a consequence of such extremist views of the individual.
As human beings we have purpose, and it would be otherwise imposible to move and act without that purpose, or FINAL CAUSE, as philosophers describe it. My confusion is that you have ignored all this, and placed purpose in the hands of the "individual will" which is to do and act as one wants for the sake of his/her personal happiness.
I have no problem with a person seeking happiness, infact I think all human beings share that innate desire for happiness (universally), my only problem is, if one seeks happiness, he/she should know what TRUELY makes them happy, yet passions, and emotions change, while our person-hood and individuality does not change. That fixed individuality needs to be descovered, not invented by passion and emotion/desire. For example, a person who "cuts" inflicts pain on his/herself, yet in doing so, is seeking happiness...yet that is so twisted, so it can be that a person can follow his/her passions for the sake of happiness but head in a wrong direction. Some people desire to kill themselves to flee from pain and sorrow, but we know this is irrational and would not bring real happiness.

Also, as human beings we have relationships, but I suppose a materialist would reject the notion of relationship, as it is not manifested physically, beyond a mental state. But I really believe that one who believes that relationships between girl-friend and boy-friend doesn't exist is just lying to him/herself for the sake of justification to act for as you would put it "selfish" (which you see as GOOD), purposes.

I think therefore, that because our individuality and our social beings need to be balanced and not taken to extremes. I'd challenge you who are hurting or have been betrayed, or damaged to think this over. Because that is the only way healing will ever happen. If you blanket yourself with rationalizations you will only imprission unresolved issues within the depths of your being.

This also means, that everyone who feels rejected and betrayed, should not ever been treated like that, as every human being is designed for one purpose or another, and would not exist if he/she was not meant to exist. So, know that you are good, don't throw it away by living in yourself....Try to share yourself with others in friendship and relationship...

Peace - Christophski
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