All good points, Blader. And yeah, estimation/respect for someone should have nothing to do with making a judgement regarding whether or not they choose to pursue the same interests or goals as we do. I respect someone who is living an authentic life--or as close to it as possible. (Authenticity is inversely proportional to self-deception; self-deception is (nearly always) the root of all aversion).
I will still emphasize the distinction between "wants," though. It's important to clarify that the process of making a decision involves this clash of desires versus the aversion required to get there. It's an oversimplification to conclude that someone is in the situation they are because that's what they want. The end result is based on a process--a synthesis of sorts (although it's usually a binary synthesis).
AntiHero screwed with this post 01-09-2013 at 08:39 AM