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Saturday, January 22, 2011

-The Right- Tenet 2

2. "Don't ever break your word, if you say something mean it; and if you say you're gonna do something do it."

This particular one isn't about pride, or stubbornness, or any kind of foolhardy strength; this concept is about -consistency.- The world is a confusing place, and the biological minds even more so; we function on a messy bowl of wet circuitry... There are very few things in this world that we have any control over them; so it makes sense that we should strive to place our emotions, thought, actions, and reactions in line. This makes things much simpler than they are most of the time.

However, this isn't as blind and blatant as one might imagine. Controlling your own emotions and thoughts, keeping your words and actions in line with them, allows you to place them all into relative perspective. As previously covered, we have twin "high order" impulses, called Empathy and Sympathy; these allows us to assess our thoughts and emotions. Drive ourselves towards the more constructive ones, and allow us to purge the harmful or dangerous ones. The goal isn't to lie in order to keep our entire manifestation in line, it's to make lying unnecessary.

With complete consistency and honesty come complete responsibility... your nature is yours to form. Simplify yourself; we are sentient creatures; we rule our thoughts, bodies, actions, and words. Never say something you don't intend to follow through on, try not to commit to actions you can't... and if you do, strive with all you have to do it anyway.

When it comes down to it, your feelings and thoughts, and the words and actions they bloom into are your only true lasting impression on this world. Everything fades with time, aside from memories reinforced and passed from one person to the other. Even genetics are susceptible to random mutation and breakdown, and the cross threading of information between two mates lead to imperfect replication.

The purest incarnation, or representation of yourself is always memetic. Even after you are gone, the memetic structure that you leave behind in this world remains; and dependent upon its strength and accuracy, carries everything that others knew to be you.

Obviously, actions and words laid in jest are immune to this; but care should be exercised to show when you are joking and aren't, and "jest" should never extend into the realm of immutable seriousness.

This is "White Light" by the amazing MC Xander

-The Right- Tenet 1

1. "If you know what the right thing to do is, for fuck's sake, do it."

There... is a part of us, "mind" and brain; that allows us to identify the needs of other with our own needs, and transgressions made against others with those made against ourselves. The ability to... cross reference external stimulus and reactions, to those other than yourself is called "Empathy"; and as with any skill it dulls with disuse, and fades entirely with time. While empathy's lesser sibling "Sympathy", can often make due, in the long run, and in all details it's not a suitable replacement; though it is better than nothing.

These twin impulses, empathy and sympathy, are what bind all higher order mammalian communities together; in conjunction with instinct of course, though the latter tends to be a negative correlation, emphasizing the survival of the individual. Obviously, the survival of the individual is important to the survival of the group as a whole; but as we advance, as we gain ground on the world around us, sometimes this instinctual impulse to survive can get in the way of actually advancing and surviving as a whole.

The point is, the ability to identify "right", and "wrong"... is an inherent trait, one common to both the faithful and the atheistic; It's a biological function that has served well in the past.

Develop your judgment and trust it, everyone has an inner "moral" compass, well, maybe not sociopaths; whatever the case follow that damn thing. Seek out the right thing to do, and do it; people often hesitate for whatever reason. Sometimes it's because what's really "right" conflicts with what they've been taught, sometimes it's because of a conflict with their sense of whom they should be, and sometimes its even because they're afraid of what other people will say or do. The truth is, none of that matters, the preacher and his books, the saint and his silver tongue, the guy across the road; none of them know any better what to do than you, they just think they do, and you should too.


The Seven Tenets of The Right

There will be a little bit of foul language from this point on out, till the completion of this topic at least.

Alright, here we go. I'm going to take you through the seven aspects of my...personal philosophy; as mentioned before, only shallowly at first. These are in order of conception and not importance, and indeed... many tenets feed into each other. Its very important to take this as a whole.

Also bear in mind that many of these can be taken at face value, but not completely; they deserve further analysis... [which we'll get to.]

  • "If you know what the right thing to do is, for fuck's sake do it." 
  • "Don't ever break your word, if you say something mean it; and if you say you're gonna do something do it." 
  • "Don't think only of yourself; life isn't about you, it's not about anyone, it's about us." 
  • "Don't put too much stock into what people say, experience is the best teacher." 
  • "People should see you as valuable." 
  • "Everything is in your point."
  • "Be who you are, not who people tell you that you are."

The music for your enjoyment is "Strobe" by Deadmau5.



The Right -Preface-

Alright guys, first things first. To lay a foundation for the things I'm going to say, think, and put forth here; I'm first going to give an exposition of my personal philosophy... Rather, my idealized philosophy; as with any living creature, I'm often...incapable of living up to my own ideals, but I try my best.

I call this... "The Right", as in my person opinion its the only thing anyone has any right too, themselves. Next post later this week when I clear my head and formulate a slightly more coherent approach to this; I'll go over, in a very shallow manner of coarse, the basic tenants of my philosophy, afterward we'll go into further detail.

It has everything to do with a person's concept of self, and that concept's affect on the "outside" world.

For the time being, here's a nice piece of music I've found, it's by an artist called "Skrillex" or Sonny Moore. Very uplifting, and kind of fitting in my opinion :3