Thanks for this great response, John! I think—in a lot of ways—you and I are rowing on the same river, but just in different boats. For you, alleviating suffering and serving your fellow man is much the same as mine, as I believe I’m to “love my neighbor as myself” and champion the poor, marginalized, and the oppressed. Same stream, different boats :)
And I’m glad I got the Sartre piece correct ha. I enjoyed his works very much, but you can probably see much of Martin Heidegger in my views as existentialism is something that fascinates me to no end. Thanks again for the chats!