About me.

I'm Hak, 27. I am a cynic. As in: one who believes that human conduct is motivated wholly by self-interest. That's why most of my posts are quite cynical in nature. I consider myself to be a realist, even though I wish reality were different. But since I can't change anything, I just comment on anything that catches my fancy, mostly stuff that has to do with human behaviour.

I love metal. It makes my day bearable. If you want to see if you have any music in common with me, check here: http://www.last.fm/user/Remorhaz.

Some quotes:

“I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction.”
-- Dalai Lama

"The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing."
-- Herodotus

“Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others.”
-- Robert A. Heinlein

"We are like roses that have never bothered to bloom when we should have bloomed, and it is as if the sun has become disgusted with waiting."
-- Charles Bukowski

“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”
-- Buddha

“The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”
-- Confucius

“A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”
-- Mohandas Gandhi

“No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.”
-- P. J. O'Rourke

“Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.”
-- Erich Fromm

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
-- Ernest Hemingway