SunC, I don't find your existential BS of much practical use to be honest.
You remove yourself from the shortcomings of others, forgive them etc. Yes I believe in forgiveness and I have exercised that for many years! but 'removing yourself' holding yourself aloof is not the answer as you suggest, humans were made for relationship, not to be on the outside looking in. Granted if we followed your ideas, we would probably be safe from hurt but very lonely people.
Marriage is the most intimate relationship there is, the two become one, not the two keep separate and "indifferent" to each other or "numb" to each other, (your words) that doesn't make any sense. That is why there are so many problems in marriages because we all yearn for relationship.
Yes, I did a poor job of summarizing. Being obtuse only pisses people off.
My motives are simple....be colorful. Amuse/assist people with deep [sometimes dark] humor.
Success rate? Maybe 10% of the time. Maybe I am too generous with my rating!
There are up-teen Kling-On Posters on TAMMY's skirt tails...pick your own Guru[s].
What is my point?
No one can "really" separate themselves from others.
So, do not waste your limited time, chasing Sri-Nirvana.
Use the time to turn-over as much Earth as possible.... with open-mindedness...wearing open-toed sandals.. To your point, Friendship and intimacy is what makes life so interesting.
No argument from this Knucklehead.
Being able to emulate Buddha is lonely IMHO!
I now lower my head and charge at the wall!