It certainly wasn't my intention to judge. Think of this way: to some, the idea of "serving" yourself is redundant. Service is a concept applied outwardly. If you aren't serving someone else, the word is being misused. (Note: That isn't exactly how I see it, at least not while consciously explaining it, but on an unconscious level it's how I operate.)
There is also the matter of emphasis. Self-determination is required to some extent on either path, yes, but it's the darkworker's thing. It's what they -do-. It applies to every single aspect of their lives whereas lightworkers take care of most of that in their choice of what they will serve and how.
And that's not as easy as it sounds. It's a mark of character to be able to provide service wisely, especially considering the ways it will challenge your ego. The first thing to come into question will be your judgment in choosing an ideal. Assuming you overcome that, there will come times when you find yourself questioning it when you need to trust it, and then there are times when rebellion will truly be the better option. It's not like one polarizes as a lightworker and all their obstacles are removed from their path. (I'm quick to criticize anyone who wants to polarize in either direction expecting a quick fix to all their problems.) Instead they get a completely different set of obstacles.
So I can see how you might have gotten the impression that I was being judgmental, but really it comes down to the limitations of text.
Last edited by Cado; 12-28-2009 at 08:04 AM.