We all have a will to power, but we also have physical, mental, and emotional resources to obtain it with; and that will is countered by fear and insecurity.

Language is as natural as walking. But it causes us to overestimate our similarities. Empathy causes us to overestimate our similarities. Submission causes us to overestimate our similarities. Need causes us to overestimate our similarities. And a host of our cognitive biases evolved to convince us we are normal, or average, or like everyone else. But despite all those cognitive biases, we are demonstrably not all that similar in MARGINAL difference in the performance of emotional, cognitive, and physical tasks.

We can often judge someone’s ability by their vocabulary and their reasoning – language is how we measure (diagnose) the mind. But the fact that we can speak to people across the human spectrum tells us nothing about our marginal (effective) differences.

In fact, those cognitive biases for similarity(indifference) may be nothing other than an adaptation to the use of language, by providing us with greater imitation(of actions), sympathy(for wants), and empathy(for feelings), so that we more readily comprehend one another’s use of language so that in turn we may more readily reap the rewards of opportunities for the high returns on cooperation.

The more Empathic, Sympathetic, Needful, and Vulnerable we are, the more incentive we have to find similarities (female) and the Dispassionate, Analytic, Independent, and Dominant we are the more incentive we have to identify and preserve our dissimilarities.

Now think about that a little bit.

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