Thursday, April 17, 2014

Self-possession vs. 'self-ownership'

If 'I own myself', this entails I am both a slave and a master/ruler.  If I reject both rulership and slavery, it is not then possible that I own myself and accept that I am free of domination.  It is not necessary for myself to assert my  'self-ownership' to defend myself or pursue my own interests; the fact of my bodily possession and my interests as an organism is more than sufficient for self-defense, as any animal will readily react with fight or flight if necessary.  Any theoretical additions to establish a justification of self-defense and pursuit of self-interest would appear to be redundant/superfluous to what is already sufficient for any organism.

 ~ Darjeelingzen