Children

Helpful, honest benchmarks Just like the wife, all external stakeholders begin with: Example, love, conscious alignment, and finally then an individual alignment to truth. We better others by connecting them to truth, making them more functional. The best way to do that is to exemplify the same while lovingly inviting them do so themselves. Children... Continue Reading →

Wife

I already argued that the greatest place we can start aligning ourselves is with our own conscience. Once that's underway and being appropriately prioritised, we can start looking outwards to others. I'll explain the reasoning a little further on, but in short it's my current opinion that one of if not the greatest thing we... Continue Reading →

Conscience: The first stakeholder

While discovering all of these 'edifying concepts', a theme I repetitively found myself re-highlighting was the difference between 'edification' and the more traditional 'needs not wants' idea. It feels almost necessary that one gives honest consideration to the things that they 'want' (as 'wants' are an internal thing and generally speaking 'to edify' usually means... Continue Reading →

The danger of a vice

In gratification's dysfunction it was addressed how the act of gratification decreases one's capacity to function; one's general ability to proceed through life; one's capacity to manage whatever problems they might be facing. Culturally, we as a world have already largely classified these kinds of behaviours, actions and choices in words like 'mistakes', 'failures', 'addictions',... Continue Reading →

Becoming > being > doing > having

So many of us talk about the great things we would love to do for others if only we had more. However, if we're gratifying ourselves on the majority of our existing surplus now, the evidence indicates we're too likely to continue gratifying ourselves even further  should more be granted to us. More resources is... Continue Reading →

Proactive self-destruction

Due to gratification's blinding nature, it's possible that we ironically pursue particular things in the genuine belief that they are what's best for us, yet in reality we're actually contributing to our detriment. We are capable of ignorant proactive self-debilitation.  An extreme version of this is evident in serious addiction to substance abuse. When an... Continue Reading →

All truth harmoniously co-exists

Just like the existence of macro-nutrients doesn’t disprove the existence of micro-nutrients or the existence of carbohydrates disprove the existence of fats, the existence of one truth doesn’t disprove the existence of another. The fight is rarely one-sided, and discrediting the opposition entirely is rarely wise. “Throwing the baby out with the bathwater” was an... Continue Reading →

You are what you consume

Because it's literally the nutrients in what we eat that fuels the cell reproduction and adds to the physical mass and make-up of our bodies, garbage food = garbage fuel = garbage production = garbage body. Healthy fuel = healthy body etc. The more important issue I want to highlight however is that it's not... Continue Reading →

Truth creates function

  Consider for a moment that truth is at the source of all things; that nothing can exist without some degree of truth. Even the truth that a thing can exist, must precede its existence, kind of like a seed. Only that which is primarily true can “live” (continue to increase in function) while that... Continue Reading →

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