Care to share some thoughts/questions to explore the "remorselessness"?
Just their general attitude I went from effectively the nerdy kid in high school to the guy that has potential that is obvious to them. So I have the perspective of being at the bottom and at the top. They don't see me, they see an object to further their own agenda. Whatever stage of life they happen to be in right now it's validation in a few years I'm sure it'll be about settling down and trying to trap me with kids.
"Susan" from the other thread wouldn't give me the time of day in high school. She raised the white flag yesterday in an obvious way I didn't mention in the thread lol. Pretty much flat out surrendered haha.The only thing that changed is the perception of how useful I am to her.
I can afford to keep everything as an amusing game because I keep my emotions under lock and key and act ruthlessly when the situation demands it. To them it's just business, sure I'll lead that guy on it feeds my ego. Sure I'll cheat on him, who cares. Sure, I'll work him over for some drinks. They don't give a fuck about me so in order to counter that I need to be equally concerned about protecting my own agenda and time.
I suspect a lot of people would think that I take things too literally. The thing is though that I always keep everything in perspective and act in the way that is the most pragmatic and works. I've learned to not give a fuck about anything because it gives my strategic abilities the ability to win.
Kidd!! mentioned it before a while ago but guys were made to protect their brood. In a sense it's unnatural to rewrite so much of the operating system of our brain. But it works and evolution always favors what works. We're studying that in geology right now...deviation from genetic material occurs less than a fraction of a % of the time. The vast majority of that is defective and dies. A microscopic % evolves something that works and proceeds to have an advantage in it's enviornment.