We are constrained both internally and externally
We have five sets of internal faculties:
– Physical abilities (actions), one of which is speech.
– Senses – the five senses
– Technical Knowledge (actionable knowledge)
Each of these faculties grants us abilities – some more, some less, because we are individually physically, intuitionistically, and rationally better or worse in our abilities.
We are further constrained by externalities:
Institutions of Cooperation – meaning norms, traditions and laws, and the economy.
We can work to improve our physical abilities – with training
We can improve our senses with discipline and instruments.
We can improve our intuitions with training.
We can improve our reason with training.
We can improve our speech – with training
We can improve our knowledge – with training
We can work with others to improve our geography, resources, and formal and informal institutions.
We can work with others to improve our productivity in goods services and information.
As we improve our internal and external ability to act, intuit, think, and speak, we improve our Agency.