On saving the world and other delusions

a repost, but a worthy one

http://thefutureprimaeval.net/on-saving-the-world-and-other-delusions-2/

The nerd’s sense of measuring everything here is a big handicap when it comes to assessing life meaningfulness. Our instincts for impact evolved in a world where only a few dozen people had real agency in your world; you were part of what we’d perceive as a small ingroup by default, and it wouldn’t be too crazy to think you could be one of the most respected and influential people in the known world…

It’s difficult to believe in the sanctity of your own life without a soul.

The State, school and stealing family life

It’s true, they rip off purpose and pretend to hand it to you in the form of servitude.

Why should you listen to teachers who barely qualify as anything else?

http://uncabob.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/meaningless-high-school.html

“As for families, I do know one thing; the State is the cause of most of their problems. Interference by public schools, interference in the economy, destruction of neighborhoods and communities…all of these things are created and exacerbated by the State. Interference by the State takes away the meaning and purpose of people’s lives, and tries to replace it with its meaning, which are generally bureaucracy, militarization, war and empire.

“Get ’em while they’re young” and teach them to love the slave-driver.

Government would never lie to us, Government workers love us – because they raised us…

Would any of them still be there if they weren’t getting paid?
These people complain about staff training days, let alone working over summer and other holidays like everyone else. They don’t care about the kids, they are the kids. School babysits the teachers, the literal children give them a pretense of something to do.

It’s very logical. Where to send the stupid people of no use to the economy? Back to school.
The kids won’t notice, kids are stupid and malleable according to Tabula Rasa theories.

On the other hand…

It’s intended to replace the family and foster a psychological dependence. In adulthood, you’re more likely to follow social norms because you’ve been trained into obedience – like a dog. They call that a school for a reason. You aren’t supposed to think, question, only repeat and obey.

We thinking folk have the thankless task of deprogramming their minions.

done with this shit downton

Think about it – most people will have warmer attachments to a randomly assigned public sector worker than a close genetic relative.

Video: What is the most important thing in life?

There is scientific basis for this.

http://www.iev.si/european-ethics-and-values-framework-eevvf/

You must decide. Everyone has a hierarchy of values, a values system, but the order we rank differs.

Closely related, people may have hit this page based on the question:

What is the most important thing in a woman, man or husband/wife?

The most important trait in a spouse? Perfection.
It’s always that one thing.

 

 

The Decline and Reaching Your Potential

http://captaincapitalism.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/why-never-being-able-to-reach-your-full.html

This guy writes from the heart, it’s touching.

It is here we may have some disagreement. whereas I personally think all is lost and that we should “enjoy the decline,” others still hold out hope, thinking Western Civilization can be turned around.  But whichever camp you fall into (or hybrid thereof), neither does anything to address or identify the true, singular psychological cause of Real Americans’ grief.  Therefore, if we can at least identify the primary cause of our malaise we can at least address it, deal with it, and lift this depression that plagues us.  And that problem is:

That you’ll never be able to reach your full potential.

No matter how you look at it, be it psychological, secular, religious, darwinistic, or genetic, humans have always wanted to take this one life they have and make the absolute best of it.  They not only want what’s best for them, but they want to achieve some kind of greatness.  The problem is that while everybody wants greatness in their lives, not everybody is willing to work for it.  And with the replacing of republics with democracies we have put an end to forcing meritocratic behavior on the population, and instead given the power to the masses to legally steal other people’s wealth…..

applause
And who took that away from us, hm?
I say if we’re going out, we enjoy it, and take revenge if possible.

Article: What you can’t say

http://www.paulgraham.com/say.html

What scares me is that there are moral fashions too. They’re just as arbitrary, and just as invisible to most people. But they’re much more dangerous. Fashion is mistaken for good design; moral fashion is mistaken for good. Dressing oddly gets you laughed at. Violating moral fashions can get you fired, ostracized, imprisoned, or even killed.

Ideas have fashions too. They have a timeliness and a reactionary component to them.
Useful to anyone beyond the mainstream.