#196 July 15.

#196 July 15.

There are definitely things I don’t care about anymore. Like, I don’t care
whom I hurt anymore. For example, I have no problem with the idea of
encouraging some woman to break up with another guy to date me–even if he’s
not a scum. I don’t care who he is. I’d be happy with my own success and I’d
laugh in his face. In fact, I’d make a special point of laughing in his face,
because I’d enjoy it so much. I’m sure he’d do the same for me, given the

Also, I’ve pretty much given up whatever sort of puritanical notions of virtue
I may have maintained up until a few years ago. I don’t know if it’s right or
wrong. Again, I don’t care. I know what I want, and I’m perfectly willing to
admit it. Fidelity, for example, is a good thing, but if some woman is willing
to cheat on her boyfriend, it’s not my job to keep her from doing it. I’ve
gotten over the problem of pretending it is. It took years, but I got over it.

-Paul Callahan

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