Apr 25, 2020, 11:12 AM
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
What makes you think your theology, philosophy, or ideology is any different than putting cheese in a maze to bait a rat to work his way through it? It’s not.
Why do we need these things? Because otherwise, in a division of labor larger than the tribe, the universe is un navigable, because it’s incalculable by the human brain.
Why do we need units of measure, money, counting and accounting – and now banking and economics?
Because otherwise the world we live in is not only incalculable but its impossible to sense and perceive.
There are only three sets of laws: Physical, Natural, and Evolutionary.
There is only one goal: Transcendence.
There is only one purpose: Persistence (reproduction).
There is only one choice: What you do with the time you were born with.
To do so we need physical fitness, mindfulness, training(norms), knowledge (education), and skills (in production).
To obtain them we need each other in a vast division of perception, cognition, knowledge and labor.
And there is no better combination than sport (fitness), stoicism (mindfulness(negativa)), epicureanism (choice(positiva)), natural law (training), the sciences (education), and a craft (skills), and a family, friends, allies, market, polity, and nation to do it with.
Because you have no choice until you have agency.
And what you’ve just read is the recipe for agency.
After that its just choice.