The radical and the concervative

I’ve been struggling to figure out how I want to express myself and what I’m going to write about the last couple of days. And i feel the need to address a couple of things before I can feel relief.

First of all, I’ve added an “about me” page, to clarify that I’m not an educated philosopher. Nor can I log many years of practicing self-control, objectivity or meta programming under the personal study of philosophy.

But that doesn’t mean that my ideas are less worth than a certified old philosopher. As he might and most probably are more biased/certain(limited objectivity) about more elements than me.
(I would presumably be more open to “chaos”,than him)
But rather that I’m new to this, and I would consider myself more fallible than a  philosopher with a Ph.D. when speaking off already existing models and ideas. As I’ve been exposed to these ideas over a shorter period of time, less time to build certainty/crystallise.

I began to take deep interest in philosophy about 3-5 months ago, and It have already given me a lot of new values, models and a views. Even tho I had not experienced the world directly trough this set of mind, before just recently, doesn’t mean that i can’t backtrack my memories and apply these values to observe what kind of “reality” I would observe then.

I felt it was in place to address this to relieve myself from the idea that, you might expected more of me, as I’m advertising myself as a Philosopher, which I consider myself, just not to an “educational degree”.
This is one of the elements that have held back and made me mentally crumble under a blanket. And the funny part is that i usually tend to be positive about situations like this. As I’ve gotten a new habit lately to jump into things and test them out. Instead of withdrawing and make reasons on reasons on why I shouldn’t or why it’s not good enough. 

New/positive knowledge/information can only come trough chaos, the unpredictable.
Without the ability of making order out of chaos , it wouldn’t be possible to make one out from the other.

Which brings me to today’s topic:

Positivism and negativism, chaos and order, advancement or retreat

I’ve been talking a lot about this theme before, but I don’t feel I’ve explained the matter to the detail I wanted.

As a student of meta-programming it’s really essential to be able to self observe. To point out, and see the differences between negative and positive behaviour, actions and outcomes. If it either makes you advance(dynamic) or be on a standstill (static)

You don’t get anything by having a negative attitude to new ideas/information. – I’m not ok
Goals are not fulfilled by their own, they don’t do the work for you and suddenly appear in your lap.
You have to be accepting towards new information to achieve anything new at all. – I’m ok

When I say information, I don’t only mean ideas, but EVERYTHING you perceive; from sound, vibrations, geographical location and so on. As everything new, is new information, something which you couldn’t predict (make order out of).

This seems simple enough, doesn’t it? Well it might be a little harder than you’d expect. What i just described with being accepting or ignorant is basically the outcome of Circuit 1 from the 8 circuit model <– Clickable. And it’s only one core mechanism which can and will be affected my other elements/circuits like feelings and habits.

Habits are to me, basically, rituals that are automated, to achieve a certain goal. So you don’t need to focus constantly on which decisions to take.
This is to me a very good trait in the human being, as it makes order out of chaos, makes us function.

But, habits are also products of certainty, as you might have guessed so far. So don’t put trust to much in them. If you’re looking for progress.

It’s never good with too much of either chaos, or order. To much order makes you ignorant, and to much chaos makes you disoriented. So the trick is keep a balance, by “maintaining” yourself, every now and then, or on a daily basis.

Habits that were made 1 week ago, 1 month or a year ago, might not be as productive towards reaching your current goals, as they where then. As you might have learned something new, in the meantime that can improve efficiency or the outcome, or give you new values/goals.

Don’t let yourself try to reason why you shouldn’t do things, as you will always find a good enough reason if you look for it. If you feel strong spontaneous emotions, don’t fully believe in what you’re perceiving is the right thing. Question yourself, try to behave radical, do new things more often. It can and will enrich your life, if done correctly.

So ask yourself from time to time: “Am I pessimistic about this situation? am i getting progress? or am I just making excuses to why I should stay here, in my comfort zone?

I feel I’ve left some important elements out, so I might update this post in the near future.

The fire burns brighter than never before

The whole blogging experience so far have been very enjoyable and entertaining for me. So it seems like I’m going to continue this new ritual of mine.
This experiment I’ve conducted over the last week have made me aware of values that previously wasn’t even a reality for me. I’ve also seen signs of how I’ve become more confident about myself in how i act and proceed when writing, both articles and not.

I’ve gathered more than enough wood to keep my fire(writing) alive for a while.

I’ve decided to use more time with my drafts before post in the future, as well as I want to give myself some more time to read and be  social. So I’m probably not going to post each day like I’ve been up until now, but you can probably expect 2-5 posts pr week.

I have to thank everyone that have read my articles and given me feedback. It have helped a lot in the times where ideas swirl around my head like a chaotic storm. It helped me to create some order out of chaos.

So you’re more than welcome to leave a comment and make contact, as it would be interesting to get to know my readers and your opinions about my ideas and writing.

Be well readers!

How much do you trust those who keeps you warm?

Our capability of developing and understanding complex linguistics have enabled us to build human technological extensions to make our lives easier and more comfortable than never before.
Extensions in forms of  tools to create and modify almost any kind of materials we like, into whatever it can be useful for. From everything to saws that cuts down trees for shaping it into planks to build a house or whatnot, to  tools like your car that enables you to drive many times faster than you can run.

Basically using anything that makes it easier for you in any way, is only made possible because of our recognition of an objects properties and values by this degree of linguistic we’ve developed.

But it haven’t only helped us to “conquer” new territories and environments. This phenomena have also given us thousands of extensions that have enabled us to master our environments with much more “efficiency” than before. Which have given us time to  focus less on survival, and more on luxury. Where industries logistically gathers and distributes whatever food and supplies the market demands. Sounds like a good system doesn’t it?

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Well you might have forgotten about an important factor, the paper notes we keep in our banks and wallets , the tickets which presumably is an indicator of how much wealth you’re worthy of. (which is a pretty insane idea in itself if you look at how much people who saves lives earns compared to en people in the entertainment industry.)
What are you going to do if they suddenly cut you of from this systems, freezes your bank account, economically exiling you ?

Most of, or all of your daily luxury and comfort will go away, and since you don’t have any security notes, you can’t pay for a place to live or food to eat.

Suddenly, it’s almost like you’ve been cut off from the comfort of your mom. As you’ve laid all your trust in this system, and let it be your parent, which have taken care of your many needs all these years.

Are you aware of what you’ve read so far ? Do you know that the Banks can and will shut you down if they see fit?. How much trust are you willing to give to such a system of notes that’s supposed to represent your wealth, which can be controlled by these so-called “bankers”?

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My point here isn’t to make you believe what I’m writing to be true. Or make you miserable and scared of how “corrupt” the system might be. But rather to make you aware of things you might not be aware of, especially of elements that is in your everyday life. Then you can make your own opinion on it.
Do you really want a world with this kind of economy system? Where  there are no real rules for how much a certain person earns, because of the monopoly theory.

Question yourself and why you’re doing what you’re doing. Just don’t do because others do it, brake yourself loose from this automation and be more free and less biased by dogmas and ideas.
Be the captain of your boat.

Yes people have subjective meanings of what’s best and not, and these posts are only my subjective opinion about how you can get a more efficient and positive life. Trough making yourself more open to chaos, to more ideas, to have a larger selection of ideas of how to be more positive, productive  and whatnot you find value in.
Essentially being better at steering your boat trough whatever environment you’d like

So it’s up to you what you want to believe or not, I’m here just to tune you into what I believe is important to be aware of.

Be well, readers!

Weapons and tools conjured with symbols

The mystery of the human intelligence explosion 

I just found this interesting article about how the human intelligence and how we started to conquer this world with technology. Related to how versatile and deep our labels and communication have become trough developing complex linguistics. Which I think are relevant to my previous post about Labels.

Quote from the post of relevance:

 “The labeling  have helped us a lot and made us able to progress with enormous technological leaps, (Jumping Jesus phenomena) But being exposed frequently to the  same labels can make you too certain and biased by its meanings and values, making you more or less dogmatic . Tilting over to the illusion of Aristotelian logic about right’ism and wrong’ism, like I talked about in my previous post

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As you might have noticed, the name of the site have changed a little bit. But still not crystal certain about what it should be.

.So I want your opinion, what do you think sounds and looks good?. If you have another suggestion, click “other”, then write in your suggestion, and your idea will magically appear as a new option  in this poll.

What i mean about “Non External” is:
I’m a entity/person who perceives both
 internal and external signals from the world, but I can only experience them non externally. In other words, what I’m feeling about something, is a subjective experience in my head alone, non external experience, entity, thinker, philosopher or whatever you want to name it.

The strange chaos and comforting order

Labeling is one of the more crucial factors of our technology / information leaps.It’s a system which can be used to describes mechanisms,values and properties of objects or ideas. The best part is that we’re able to easily  communicate both verbally/by sound and by text or symbols, with these labels.

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This ability to label and associate words with meaning

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is something that have grown over hundreds and hundreds of years, where we’ve developed from using simple/primal gestures and sounds, to more advanced ways of bending sound with our oral instruments.

The labeling  have helped us a lot and made us able to progress with enormous technological leaps, (Jumping Jesus phenomena) Which have made us able to go from stick’s and stones to more complex extensions like computational binary systems(computers) and every other invention you can think of.

But being exposed frequently to the  same labels can make you too certain and biased by its meanings and values, making you more or less dogmatic . Tilting over to the illusion of Aristotelian logic about right’ism and wrong’ism, like I talked about in my previous post

This i believe, is a product of our primal survival instincts that adapt and consider events that happens frequently as “normal”, in contrary to what we experience with a rare or very little frequent, as weird,abnormal,unusual or any what label you want to use.

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Just look at the different cultural social and mating rituals you have around you.
If you don’t follow the rules of what’s “anticipated” of how to behave or what labels/symbols/signals to use, when you are conversation or interacting with someone , you’re  going to be looked at as “weird” or “unusual”.
This often sets the observer in a “you’re not ok” state, which is yet another survival mechanism to not trust some-one/thing that’s not dependable.

This is also something similar to what happens when you feel your ideas are attacked, and you get into a defensive state. Where you’d ignorantly make up reasons or stick to opinions even how illogical they are. Which I  believe many of you out there have experience in recognizing. when dwelling on ones previous actions.

These are instinctual analyzes and decisions the brain makes even before we’ve gotten enough time to think over a fraction of the elements that’s in play. This is yet again a product of our pattern seeking survival abilities, to differentiate between  if there is a threat, meal or a friendly lurking behind the bushes.
(Daniel Kahneman describes this as “System 1” in his book “Thinking, Fast and Slow“)

As previously stated, this is something that the brain does automatically, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be fought.
As it is always possible to “out logic” your primal casualties and ignore the illusion your brain is trying to put you in, by observing one self and being critical to ones thought.

So I’d recommend to no be so sure about your own and others peoples labels, question yourself and your beliefs, doubt your doubt, and don’t be so sure that you KNOW. And try to use wider variety of labels, instead of the same old dogmatic ones over and over again.
The meaning of words are built up by other words and their meanings.
I believe it is  naturally for us to use labels differently from one and another, as we’re different subjects of the external and internal influences and experience and associate different ideas,feelings and values!


So I think we should exploit this, to understand each others values to a deeper extent, and be “i’m ok, you’re ok” to ideas that’ll give you cognitive dissonance. This is to achieve a wider “objectivity” and not least get a deeper understanding/connection/relation with a human being. Which is one of the most emotionally rewards I have experienced up until this date.

It’s a large world out there, go out and explore its beauties
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If you’re still with me at this point, it probably means you take interest in this. And i think it’s time for you to practice these ideas into your life by yourself now. Think about labels in any circumstance it may appear, from everything to how commercial,news and magazines are built up, to sell. To what the different labels on your keyboard symbolizes to what labels you use to describe your feelings. It’s practically everywhere in this type of logic, you were just not tuned in and aware of it before.

A quick summary of my point-making .
 – Labels are efficient tools to share ideas with one and another, but don’t let the Aristotelian logic bias you too much.
– Doubt yourself and your routines.
– The brains “system 1” imprints you with decisions before you’re even get to think about it. So try to observe yourself, what values are you biased by?
– Take time to understand your environment and friends
– Don’t “awfullize” matter
– Don’t be so sure of yourself and your opinions.
– Use a wider variety of labels that describes the same principles with different values in mind, to obtain more objectivity.

It’s been real fun for me to work with this blog up until now
but I don’t know if this actually reaches people to the extent I want, or at all. So it would be really appreciable if you took a minute to fill out this poll.
(Multiple choices is enabled and intended to be used)


Are you a robot, or a programmer?

I’m just gonna do a short one tonight, as I’m getting really tired.

How many decisions during the day do you take when being objectively aware of the outcomes of your decisions ?
Do you impulsively choose something you’re familiar and comfortable with, over an opportunity to go out and advance in relationships, exploring new things or basically do stuff you haven’t done before and challenge yourself?

Are you positive for advancement and change “I’m ok”
or

do you prefer retreat/staying still in comfort “I’m not ok

This is basically describing the 1st circuit from RAWs(Robert Anton Wilson) interpretation of the 8 circuit model.
This model contains a psychological and semanticists of what they thought is nature/genes/inherited  versus nurture/meta programming/environment.
The model also makes you question yourself things that wouldn’t otherwise 
occur or even think of to ask yourself, and most likely shock, over and over again.

If you’re interested in this, you should most definitely check out Prometheus Rising
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his is, at the moment, my favorite book. I could even be so arrogant to say that you WILL improve your everyday life if you understand these concept and practice them to an extent.

It can be bought here, there are also some PDF files on the internet, if you want to read it on the pc or a kindle.

This was all i had to give for now, I’ll be back shortly, and I might cover this subject even further.

Is it right to think that something is right?

You’ve probably been in or seen someone arguing over things like: what band, music, clothing style, food or whatever “IS THE BEST”. And when they speak of this they seem to speak out of full 

sales-argumentconfidence, they wont budge, it’s almost like they are in a state to know the “absolute universal truth” about something, and they seem feel so right about it.

For me this way of thinking  works more efficiently for telling how much YOU subjectively think and/or feel about one factor compared to another. Mathematically a 2 dimensional axis.
This, I believe is a phenomena of being a subject to the western logic: Aristotelian logic. Which introduces the concepts of the ethics “right and wrong” That something either is, or it’s not.

I don’t believe this kind of linguistic and model form of “is” alone(extremism) is healthy for a mind which seeks to question one self. Because living like this can and most likely will make you to certain about elements that doesn’t have a ultimate truth.
This will make you gain ignorance I’d rather go without, when asking myself philosophical questions. The matter can always be looked at with objectively, from other angels.

Let me introduce you to a handy tool of mine: E-prime
The idea of this model is to remove all forms of the verb: To be.

I use this to reduce my certainty about an idea, to obtain more “objectivity”, which I believe makes me more receptive and less ignorant about “new” ideas.

In my opinion, uncertain objectivity is better then certain subjectivity when you want to be productive and/or meta-program yourself towards a certain goal.
(Robert Anton Wilson explaining E-prime)

Which brings us to Taoism(Daoism), they take values in the concept that: You cannot have the one without the other, Ying and Yang. You wouldn’t know what pain where and to what dagree it was painfull if you didn’t have a concept/standpoint of the good. 

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So the idea is to not be to sure/subjective that it’s one way compared to the other, 

Rather: that it can be both things at the same time as non of them. A more “objective” view.

Maybe you should try some maybe logic, and then you’ll maybe achieve greater objectivity.

 

There are probably many ways of sending a similar message like i am doing, and a lot of ideas popped up in my head during the making of this post, but there is only so much i want and can put into the subject without going to deep on it. But I’ll go deeper into other subjects later on.

What kind of perfect chaos made this blog appear?

This blog is a first of all a new experiment for me, as I’ve wanted to push myself to be more “artistic” lately. And writing is not something I’ve practiced much to make my linguistics more understandable for people. So I think this will be a good new experience to learn a lot from.

Art to me isn’t just the writings in books, poems, paintings, music etc. but also something that can bring essence of ideas, emotions and stories to tell, if you are perceptive and find values in it(tune in). It is to me,essentially another way of communicating.

The one that gave me this spark of inspiration was Emilie Nicolas, with her song Melancholia. The lyrics and how everything is composed together, just drags me into a whole new world, with other perspectives, ideas and feelings. It’s music and art like this i want to expose myself to, and become better at emitting. To make imprints on others, to influence, share and not least, get feedback.

So the idea was to create this Philosophy blog, where Id share my ideas, thoughts and views. As I want to learn new things and “progress” on a daily basis with my “philosophy”

On this blog, you can expect: ideas, quotes,terms, profiles on philosophers, philosophical modells, book recommendations, science news, and others stuff. Which you will most likely see in the near future.

I’m very open for suggestions so please be so kind to share, if you have something you’d think would help me!

The blog will be updated shortly

Inducing new angles to your everyday life.