Human society is governed by diametrically opposing forces, that is, chaos and order, yinyang, masculine and feminine - the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Chaos being that from which new things emerge, and order, that which keeps the chaos at bay: the lions and barbarians beyond the castle walls, and the debt collectors … Continue reading On gender roles, nonbinary-ism, chaos and order, and sexual attraction.
Is total freedom really the best way for a society to be constituted? If we had true freedom we would not require things as laws to govern thebehaviour of others, and so, it is clear that we are willing to trade somefreedom for some protection. This makes sense because safety is our highestneed, and if … Continue reading How free do we really want to be?
The environment within which we were raised, as a child, teenager, and until now, is the same environment that has resulted, in part, in our current configuration. This environmental constitution elicits particular behaviours from us, resulting in particular perspectives and ways of viewing and interacting with reality. Within this environment we are only able to … Continue reading On changing.
The age old philosophical question - how should we act within the world? Have you ever felt unsure of how to act, that is, what you should move towards, and what you should move away from? I know I have. To determine how we must act, we must uncover what it is that we value … Continue reading How should I act?
The human experience is only as difficult as the degree of existence of self - that which constructs a fear based narrative to justify its survival. This self, this identity, the one that argues I am this, and I am not that; I am a yoga teacher, I am a spiritual teacher, I am an … Continue reading Self, less.
It seems obvious that people should be held accountable for their actions: a murderer, rapist, and thief, for example. However, we encounter nebulous territory when we begin to speak about disadvantage and poverty; we do not easily lay judgement on those who have been given disadvantaged and difficult beginnings, most of the time. However, this … Continue reading Should people be held accountable for their actions? An alternate perspective on first-world poverty.
So, you've finally acknowledged your dictatorial thirst for power eh? The ability to mould the world in your image, as if you were higher-than, as if it were preordained; as if you were god. No worries - it happens to the best of us. This is why those pesky Spartan Greeks developed the separation of … Continue reading Power: Collaboration over competition, a brief introduction.
The following is fiction, and any similarities to people dead or alive are purely coincidental. My name is Bjorn Jailiaro, and this is my will to power. I am the premier of the New South Nazi Party, a party that believes in freedom of speech, capital accumulation, and the lean and minimal interference of government … Continue reading Bjorn Jailiaro and the New South Nazi Party – A Practical Guide for Aspiring Tyrants Everywhere.
Once upon a time, we moved as one amorphous mass, one people with one goal — survival. Survival is the hard constraint under which we all exist, always; however, since those times our technology has evolved to the degree to which our physical bodies are becoming frail and weak — a direct result of this decreased need for physical … Continue reading 7 billion countries