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Thursday, April 10, 2008day link 

category picture10 Apr 2008 @ 13:52
Last night I was going for a walk in an inner city. I immediately noticed my senses were heightened, and that my "intelligence" could not stop focusing on it, even though it tried.

That really struck me. First my rational brain analyzes and senses the potential danger just from the general environment. Then the body responds with increased blood flow, and adrenaline to heighten the senses. I really thought about how the natural response of my body was a good thing, and that of course the best idea was to keep that just under the surface, just in case. However, I also noticed that I tried to reason away the potential danger for a few seconds. To me that feels the way of panic and not being in control of yourself, which is just silly when you think about it.

So then, after this minor personal event was over, I started really thinking about survival. Survival is so fundamental, so intrinsic into who we are. Our modern world masks and covers the illusion that all systems are about survival.  More >

Tuesday, April 8, 2008day link 

 Freedom and Self-Selection
category picture8 Apr 2008 @ 18:19
The largest facet of freedom is choice. With every action, whether the action is intended or unintended, it is the underlying choice that defines freedom within a society. A choice that is epitome to the individual, is that of location.  More >

Saturday, April 5, 2008day link 

 Misconceptions by Capitalists
category picture5 Apr 2008 @ 10:58
It is a common misconception that a society under voluntary labor and without currency would fail due to lower productivity when compared to other models such as Capitalism, and as a result would have a lower quality of life. When comparing such a society to a Capitalist society, the definition of productivity is entirely different. This misconception is also based off the perspective that the high productivity of Capitalism is superior.  More >

Thursday, April 3, 2008day link 

 Welcome to the ratrace.
category picture3 Apr 2008 @ 20:25
I'm 17 now, just about to take my A-levels. I do well, I get into the university I want, get a degree, get a job. Welcome to the rest of my life.
I was at a party recently. Kids with dyed hair and catchy tshirt slogans. What are they going to be doing in 10 years? Most of them, I think, will be sat at a desk, thinking back to those good times, wondering where everything changed. And you say 'Well they have the choice to do something different.'  More >