Really nice vid explaining consciousness by a mathematician/physicist who used to work under Hawking. https://youtu.be/_qIGyry7wLo
Climate change conflict parallels family conflict in very similar ways. Most arguments are try to be detached and objective “You’re ruining your career/life/etc...”
But the earth/career/life doesn’t care. The real issue is why the individual or humanity is acting in such self destructive ways. The self destruction is the very purpose and intent of the behavior (subconsciously), not something that the “idiots” don’t seem to realize.
The question boils down to the will to live.
Improvement seems to be mainly about the ability to break down substeps into games rather than competitions. That is, something worth doing for its own sake rather than with an end state in mind.
That is, rooting smaller games into larger games making sure there is an attachment eventually to an jnfinite game.
That is, din’t lose the plot.
You know the twinge you get when you hear about building a Harmonious Society? I get a similar feeling when listening to many of the equality movement thoughts. “Men and woman are equal” for example subconsciously implies that women have nothing uniquely feminine to contribute. Instead of making room for diversity it assimilates the very source of diversity into the predominant homogenous gloop.
“You can be whatever gender, race, or sexuality you want as long as you assimilate to the System”
Lots and garages aren't places to be; they're just places to pass through. So we design them to require the barest amount of attention.
I wonder how the world would seem different when everywhere felt worth the ongoing effort it takes to make it a place to be. If what was happening here now mattered so much that saving time and effort to use on something better at a later date began to lose its appeal.
The thing about the communist party of china is that it’s powerful because it’s supported, not because it’s evil. At every layer of society there are people who are willing to sell out into the hierarchy for power if all they need to do is follow what an “alpha dog” tells them to do.
The specific ideologies don’t actually matter. It’s the problem of too many people not having enough courage to take a gamble on themselves.
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