Because to influence a person is to give him one’s own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else’s music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for.
From Oscar Wilde’s, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”.
Read this book. Entertaining and speaks to our very fundamental nature as animals, for all of our lofty beliefs and declarations to the contrary.
Just because we’re civilized, with computers, salad shooters, and dildos doesn’t meant we’re immune from our hind brains.
You magnificent fucks.