Sunday, November 07, 2004

From determinism with pride!

You start where you are comfortable. Pride is the grace state of man's comfort region (because it is usually never justified). Likewise, when we have a deterministic view that we believe is justified, we see the events which happen in our lives as things we can have control over. We are obviously less in control when we see the event patterns of our lives as being part of a chaotic process. Crontrol is another comfort issue for us humans. Accidents are events which are usually perceived to have negative connotations which operate outside of our normal control patterns. Control, of course, is mostly illusory in the best case scenario of a life momentarily free of accidents. A classically deterministic view is core central to the illusion of control!

You get to pride through a determinist view which lets you feel as if your control of your life has produced these good results and accident are to blame for all the bad. This is an unrealistic viewpoint! Realistically, most of the good and bad which occurs in life is accidental. There are only few moments in life where we initiate something ourselves and it turns out well. Most of our initiations turn out less than well and are ignored or, when things go badly, blamed on accidents or other people. This is a tough position to handle alone.

Dealing with the fact that much of our life experience comes from chaos is really a discomfort issue.


Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Hi thanks for dropping by,glad you like my poems feel free to call again.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks s h-d! I'd be honored to visit you often and I'm glad you found me! Please come as often as you like.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I am typing this over a cat, he doesn't seem to mind but he disaproves of my spelling, he is of the opinion that cat should have 17 ts and a couple of exclamation marks in but I deleted them. Cats are worse at spelling than me wich is why I keep them. I've been messing with Nessy, love the egg picture.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Cats really are great spellers, you just can't amend the dictionary fast enough! Glad you enjoyed the egg. I'll have to have a look at Nessy again!

Charley is the name of my cat. He likes to sleep between my legs. One morning I woke up thinking I'd been cripled in the night but was pleased to find out I was fine after I dislodged Charley.