Philosophical Observations 13
Under bondage the people are driven back into spiritual faith. Under spiritual faith the people regain their courage. With great courage a people can secure their liberty. Under liberty the people will often prosper, leading to abundance. Abundance and prosperity will often create a more powerful elite class through selfishness. While the momentum of abundance remains, the people become complacent. Complacency always leads to apathy, which is where we are now. As the population becomes more and more apathetic the abundance is siphoned into the elite class causing the people to become more dependent. We are entering this stage. When the population becomes completely dependent on the elite, they go back into bondage.
When a good king reigns the people rejoice but when a bad king reigns the people mourn. It is unfortunate that bad kings are far more common.
Are you seeking power? The greatest power is in giving, not taking.
The linear progression of a fractal system is an illusion. We superimpose a linear logical structure to a chaotic system and what comes out is paradoxes and approximations.
Computational geometry and the translation of meaning across domains. I am not looking for the answers, I'm looking for the questions. The consciousness of humanity is networked together in a domain that we do not have direct access to.
Self narrative drives emotional health. When we tell ourselves lies about who we are, we expect others to reinforce our narrative and when they fail to do this, it creates strong emotional currents. This is one reason why being humble is a healthy life style. An honest assessment of who we are will give us a form of immunity from most of the drama. On the other side of this coin is the potential for manipulation. Reinforcing another person's narrative can be persuasive.
Our personality is shaped by our environment. This is why it is so important not to allow yourself to get tangled up in a toxic environment. You are not required to give others permission to provoke you. Some form of appropriate push-back may be necessary. However, if the situation continues unabated, you should remove yourself from that environment. Life is too short.
Assessing and shaping interpersonal dynamics is essential in the health of any organization.
The aristocracy find it quite amusing that the rabble are so often seen fighting over scraps, when they themselves have so craftily taken everything of value. The haughty posturing of these elite betrays an arrogance so remarkable that only the grim reaper could wake them out of their stupor. Time is the enemy and all of this other stuff is just distractions.
The path is, in a very real sense, a collection of choices.
Time is a process of imprecise association.
Information has many qualities such as velocity, density etc. but meaning is always a network of relationships.
Building a foundation of understanding. The purpose of an education is to build a foundation upon which all new information emerges however, this foundation is often very shaky. Let's say we lay a foundation onto which we construct scaffolding to better understand the structure we have anchored it to. We may discover over time that we have inadvertently placed this scaffolding on the shady sid