Q: If everyone is wise or can be wise, does that mean that knowledge, experience &/or innate capability—all of which vary greatly amongst people—count for nothing?

A: The same situation can often be handled in a number of ways that are perfectly satisfactory. However, if there is a requirement for specific knowledge, experience, or unusual perceptiveness, then the wise person who lacks these will bow out. They will have no hesitation in saying: "I simply cannot judge about this." or "I do not know enough to be able to offer any ideas." or "You need to find someone good who can advise you."

Q: Why are you using nouns for the vehicles of goodness rather than verbs, as used for all other components of the framework?

Q: Surely judgement is needed in regard to something like submission?

A: If judgement is required, then you are dealing with application of the Primal InjunctionsDo What's Right. Submission is purely a vehicle for producing goodness and the way that vehicle is used is defined by the structural hierarchy framework. So it is important in regard to: ...... ... Judgements are required here of course, but different.

Don't all societies support integrity?

How is this different to Quests?

How is it different to Primal Injunctions?

How is it different to creating a better world?

How is it different to Virtue? Ethics?

Given the origins of evil in egocentricity, it is noticeable that helpfulness must be thoughtful or conscientious in all 6 entities, except for being compassionate-R"G53 when it should be spontaneous.

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FROM Conditions for Goodness








Oscillation of the Monads

The Primal Injunctions showed an oscillating duality between getting a grip on yourself (odd-numbered levels), and paying attention to others (even-numbered levels).

Because the Monads parallel the Injunctions, this shows up again. It seems that the odd-level Primal Activities are more about personal initiative (Enjoy-G"11, Know-G"13, Work-G"15, Unify-G"17) while the even-level Primal Activities are more about responses to the social context (Submit-G"16, Help-G"14, Aspire-G"12).


However, whatever gives pleasure, can do so at a variable standard. Refinement of tastes, needed to enjoy great novels, films, wines or music rather than trashy or mediocre versions, must flow from a strong desire. If the pleasure comes from bird-watching, enlargement may mean getting deeper knowledge, or watching in different climes. If the pleasure is a sport or practical skill or even work, then learning, practice, and new challenges may be relevant to enlarging horizons.

There is a necessary exposure to new experiences, or putting oneself in the hands of a teacher or a group, that raises the possibility of distress or anxiety. In practical pleasures like sport, there may be a risk of injury. At work, the risk may be reputational or financial.


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ClosedIf you are unbalanced …


21C Enlightenment

It is not within my ability to make a full and authoritative survey of current trends in thinking about being human. However, I would like to draw your attention to certain features of popular websites and the blogosphere and leave it to you to take your own thinking further.

Scientists against Materialism

The dogma of materialism was roundly rejected by the greatest 20C philosophers (e.g. Whitehead) and scientists (e.g. Planck, Einstein) is nevertheless fully embedded as convention amongst most scientists.

A recent excellent survey and rebuttal was provided by Rupert Sheldrake.

Marcus Aurelius:Closed “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”


Pain: Fear There is often a requirement to forego pleasure, or at least convenience and personal preference. Often extra effort is required. There is also a fear of failure: that the discipline applied will not be stringent enough.

Self-discipline is just one tool:Closed for being disciplined. When you manage a personal impulse e.g. no coffee after 6pm, or follow through on resolutions e.g. visit parents on Sundays, then discipline is in operation. However, being disciplined in relation to, say, your health involves much more. There are a complex set of concerns and activities based on understanding environmental dangers, healthy options and your personal constitution and health needs. This calls for much more than self-discipline.

Originally posted: 6/27/2016

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