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Which makes more sense to you

Will to Power34%34% - 12
Will to pleasure31%31% - 11
Will to Meaning34%34% - 12
Total: 35
Macbeth
Banned
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These are 3 different psychology based answers for what drives man.


Will to Power

Wikipedia wrote:

The will to power describes what Nietzsche believed to be the main driving force in man; achievement, ambition, the striving to reach the highest possible position in life, these are all manifestations of the will to power.
Will to Pleasure AKA Pleasure Principle
The idea that human beings main ambition is to seek pleasure through things like sex and violence. This was Sigmund Freud's idea.

Will to Meaning

Wiki wrote:

It is a type of existentialist analysis that focuses on a will to meaning as opposed to Adler's Nietzschean doctrine of will to power or Freud's will to pleasure. Rather than power or pleasure, logotherapy is founded upon the belief that it is the striving to find a meaning in one's life that is the primary, most powerful motivating and driving force in humans.
So which makes the most sense to you?
Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,755|5650
Meaning.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,733|5064|eXtreme to the maX
Meaning.

Depends on age and personality type, amongst others.
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SealXo
Member
+309|5493
Will to pleasure. I definitely don't believe in will to meaning as I could care less. I believe in will to power, but I think I just want power because power is a necessity to sex and aggression.

I believe people on earth is like bacteria on a rotting pumpkin- In the end- were all just here to eat the pumpkin. I think very literally of that actually. For example, take a plane ride from San Francisco to Orange County. You see beautiful valleys the whole way, rolling hills, and clear ocean, then you get near LA county. What the fuck is that? The smog and filth. You could burn down all of LA and it would just grow to be bigger and more fucked up than it was. People are a manifestation and disease in most cases. Sure people could be productive and non destructive. Think of the Native Americans. Well sure, but so is bacteria in yogurt.

So back to the end, that answers my will to meaning question. Because I'm convinced were all just here to fuck, and fuck shit up.

Last edited by SealXo (2010-02-15 21:45:29)

LividBovine
The Year of the Cow!
+175|5337|MN
As man progresses through life the driving force behind what they do changes.  I think the will to pleasure happens first followed by will to power and then the will to meaning.
"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation" - Barack Obama (a freshman senator from Illinios)
Flaming_Maniac
prince of insufficient light
+2,490|5664|67.222.138.85
Power and pleasure are not mutually exclusive. Man is driven to physically and sexually dominate his surroundings, that is what he derives greatest pleasure from. The desire to accumulate wealth, the desire to fuck every girl in the room, it's from the desire for power over his environment.

Meaning is for those without power. The search for meaning is the search to derive purpose when powerless in your surroundings.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,896|5729|USA

This is all very subjective. Null vote.
blademaster
I'm moving to Brazil
+2,075|5603

Superior Mind wrote:

Meaning.
DrunkFace
Germans did 911
+427|5639|Disaster Free Zone
Pleasure. Power is just a step on the way.

And meaning can go proverbially kiss my arse.
Braddock
Agitator
+916|5248|Éire
All three.
h4hagen
Whats my age again?
+91|5310|Troy, New York

Superior Mind wrote:

Meaning.
Historically, this has overcome the other two.
Varegg
Support fanatic :-)
+2,206|5768|Nårvei

Braddock wrote:

All three.
Rather a mix of all three
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Mekstizzle
WALKER
+3,609|5579|London, England
For me it's the last one, maybe abit of the second one, maybe. Honestly, I don't give a fuck about power/money and exceptional greed. I just want enough is all.
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4316|London, England
Power for Pleasure.

(Not to be mistaken with Porno for Pyros)
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
loubot
O' HAL naw!
+470|5536|Columbus, OH
I seek a balance with all three.  I am a bit consumed with Power but through Meaning I do not get carried away or abuse my power. Power is not everlasting and at some point you have to come to terms with that.
Turquoise
O Canada
+1,596|5363|North Carolina
Pleasure...   

https://www.agoraquest.com/personal_icon/file_1476480236quagmire.jpeg

alright!
Ticia
Member
+73|4293
I was all about pleasure but right now i guess i'm consumed with the will to power. One day hopefully i will search for the meaning.
LostFate
Same shit, Different Arsehole
+95|5443|England
I don't think anyone truly thinks we are here just to ' Fuck ' in the back of everyones mind there always thinking about the meaning
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4316|London, England

LostFate wrote:

I don't think anyone truly thinks we are here just to ' Fuck ' in the back of everyones mind there always thinking about the meaning
Some of us don't need a meaning. We're called atheists
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
LostFate
Same shit, Different Arsehole
+95|5443|England

[email protected] wrote:

LostFate wrote:

I don't think anyone truly thinks we are here just to ' Fuck ' in the back of everyones mind there always thinking about the meaning
Some of us don't need a meaning. We're called atheists
Yep i love you guys!      An THEN THERE was this big bang out of nothing that made the universe!!!
Stingray24
Proud member of the vast right-wing conspiracy
+1,060|5403|The Land of Scott Walker
Meaning.  Power and pleasure also provide this ...
Ticia
Member
+73|4293

[email protected] wrote:

LostFate wrote:

I don't think anyone truly thinks we are here just to ' Fuck ' in the back of everyones mind there always thinking about the meaning
Some of us don't need a meaning. We're called atheists
Giving in to the religious folks?
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4316|London, England

Ticia wrote:

[email protected] wrote:

LostFate wrote:

I don't think anyone truly thinks we are here just to ' Fuck ' in the back of everyones mind there always thinking about the meaning
Some of us don't need a meaning. We're called atheists
Giving in to the religious folks?
What do you mean?
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
FEOS
Bellicose Yankee Air Pirate
+1,182|5369|'Murka

Stingray24 wrote:

Meaning.  Power and pleasure also provide this ...
This. Power and pleasure and a means to this end.
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jay_courage
Alive in a sea of mediocre
+131|4917|Carnoustie
I have a question
I answered pleasure but when I read the op it became clear that the definition did not apply. I get my pleasure from making others happy, sex and stuff plays a small part in my life but not enough to influence what I do. What am I if I don't fall into any of these?
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