How am I defined? Am I defined by my values, or my opinions? Or by my interests? By my accomplishments? By my psychological qualities? By my experiences? By my responses? By a bit of everything here? Or by nothing? I don't know. I do know that I have a great deal of empathy and little ambitious desire. I value empathy over desire. I value moral decisions over practical decisions. And I suspect this perspective is hard-wired in my DNA. I am highly altruistic, but do not believe that altruism is in itself necessary, despite my predisposition to it. I am naturally disdainful of selfish behavior, but I understand that self-consideration must be an equally important factor in living well. But I challenge all our societal structures. I challenge the validity of our political systems, of our economic systems. I challenge the validity of many critics of society as not applying creativity well enough to the problems we face. I challenge religious thinking, but do not challenge religious belief. I do challenge zealous behavior and believe many non-religious people behave zealously. I challenge the idea of "rational self-interest" as being subjective: who's to say what self-interest is rational? Is it so easy to determine the rationality of self-interest? Is it even easy to determine what is really in one's self-interest. Is it an assumption that people prefer to make choices in their best self-interest? Why do the leaders of our world make assumptions as what human nature is? Is there a 'human nature'? How can a selfish-gene push a human to procreate and spread their genes? Isn't this subjective? A gene doesn't know it's a gene. And I don't know I have genes. Could the instinct to breed be more abstract than it seems? Could we simply have an instinct to 'propagate that which we consider to be the center of us'? Is that the source of our desire to enforce our personal moral ideologies, or to survive through history? I don't know what's true or good. I only have the desire to pursue the ideas. I'm not entirely sure there is truth. I wonder if the very idea that philosophy must be broken down into logically intuitive scenarios is false. After all, quantum physics seems to indicate the fundamental parts of our structure behave counter-intuitively. Perhaps something is equally moral and immoral until the circumstance of moral issue is experienced? Why does anyone consider our society right now to be on the right track, if the 'right' is unsure? And how can anyone comfortably accept that there are few possible superior ideas to the ones which we hold on any topic at any point? Why is our society built upon ceaseless-action? Is it an assumption that ceaseless-action is good? Is there value in 'going slow'? Is there value to nations above all other possible forms of social-organizations? Why? Am I my questions? I don't know what or who I am. Why don't we discuss the question?
So many things. I'm passionate about music and art and literature. I'm passionate about the immediate experience. I'm passionate about politics, science, economy, spirituality - and sci fi!
Tiered Democratic Governance is not my idea, but it's an idea worth spreading. The creation of the idea came from the belief that radical change had to be implemented to the western democratic after a critical analysis of its own system was undertaken. Here is the Facebook summary of TDG: "Tiered Democratic Governance (TDG) is a bottom-up strategy designed to confront many of the limitations of modern western democracy. It eliminates the need for parties thus eliminating the need for campaigning, partisanship and arrogance in our political world." Look it up on Google. Cool stuff. Very radical. Very intelligent.
Anything. I think all information is important! And challenge me. I do not hold the notion that my opinions are certainly the best, and only hold them because I've challenged my preceding beliefs.
I don't know what people don't know I'm good at, partially because I'm not sure I know what I'm good at.
I'll write more about this once I've figured out what a TED story is.
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