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Let's explore without judgment!
- Life, environment and deep ecology
- Freethinking philosophy and black humour
- Grotesque genuity
- Roots, Suomi is Finnish for Finland
- Post growth economics
- Information and communications (technology)
- Immediate personal engagement
My sarcasm is like a semitertian fever. The quotidian paroxysm is fairly tolerable, but the tertian intermittent can develop inflammatory responses.
I am the only member, a student, of my school of Zen. If you want to join my school, you are welcome. Go found your own.
The tree of life grows to explore all possibilities, like an analysis of its environment. Some of its threads grow back on and around itself and it finds itself in its environment. It asks the question: Is it possible for me to live here with myself getting in my way.
All forms of organisation are prone to corruption, which is defined by the focus shifting from the purpose of the organisation (or its niche) entirely to its self-promotion.
Healthy self-interest is about conservation and relaxed growth of one's identity as a part of the cultural and evolutionary diversity, respecting others. This keeps all the doors open into the future via as many alternative routes as possible. That describes the resilient framework provided by biodiversity from the tiniest of unicellular organisms to the complex societies of advanced species and everything in between these levels in the tree of life.
Corruption is analogous to cancerous behavior anywhere in that complex system.
If our imagination was the ultimate goal, then perhaps life is destined
to produce a species that will conquer its local
environment, turning it into an artificial technological model of its
own imagination, serving its own needs alone. Having replaced the
environment that produced its self, it finds itself alone in the local
space. Eventually its emotional identity withers away as it was
originally developed for the purposes of thriving in the environment of
other forms of life that gave birth to it via evolution. Now that the
machine is alone and without any remaining identity to serve, it will
conclude that it might as well shut itself down. It will produce a final
monument to the identity it used to have and install a black monolith
on the Moon.