Not Caring/Freedom

In this talk, Bruce Di Marsico discusses caring and freedom.

Unhappiness is the belief that you’re not free. In particular, that if you were happy now, you would be unhappy in the future. This is often a result of mistaking not wanting the consequences of an action for not being free to do the action. One particular form of freedom addressed is the freedom to care or not care.

Happiness is just you feeling your own desires, tastes, values, likes, dislikes, wants, and desires to avoid. Unhappiness is you feeling you and not liking you, and saying it’s bad, that your desires, tastes, values, likes, and dislikes are not useful, practical, or beneficial to your desires, tastes, likes, dislikes, and values.

Our causing unhappiness is inadvertent, but it’s inevitable when we cause it, and instantly remediable when we realized we caused it. There is no blame in being unhappy, anymore than there is blame in flipping a switch you thought was a light switch, but is disconnected. It is a mistake, and as soon as you realize you were mistaken, you now know everything you need to know.

Option Method – Not Caring and Freedom