Disclaimer: Blog Principles
People are complicated. This blog is a compartmentalized part of the many faces of my dynamic self. Of the infinite ways to form identity and see the world, this is but a few of them, of the many I am capable of. These views do not represent what I want for the world. Who I am is not connected to what I write. What I write reflects nothing more than a muscle flexing down all possible paths for pure selfish intellectual enjoyment with no responsibility to the world during that process.
In Cartesian and Socratic fashion this author accepts no responsibility to make the world a better place during the process of "white boarding" ideas that can be wrong, right, or insightful. The truth is not as important as the growth process to get there, yet this author places the process of debate before preventing harm. Humanism is not the top priority of those who more value discovery. This author places that discovery process and meta experience before the well being of those who may need counseling because they cannot compartmentalize their identity and humanness from what their mind can produce in the abstract in order to grow that brain muscle. This author is incompatible with those who define their identity by the positions they take in arguments.
This blog places these values in prioritized order, with human security a privilege earned through the first three, and only after the first three.
1. Assumptions on Identity. Our history, heritage, and upbringing does not in-whole inform our identity and who we are, unless we allow it to. The "useful idiot" allows it to without any awareness they can actively manage it. We maintain the ability to escape any systematic biases towards our identity by abandoning it and replacing it with a new one. If you cannot beat them, join them, whoever them is. Identity should not be emotional. It is a tool to maximize our benefits selfishly. If our identity does not materially benefit us, then what good is it to hang on to? This author writes from the assumption of this emotionless ownership on our identity on almost every blog post.
2. Discovery and Learning. The statements we make, the opinions we form, are not reflections of us, and simply reflections of the exploration of our ideas in our mind without any accountability for them. None. They are 1s and 0s without an ounce of accountability during this safe space of exploring the capabilities of our analytical reasoning and information synthesis. It is unimportant to be correct, right, or wrong. It is important to get a high from exploring ideas that when strung together give us epiphanies, free of all accountability during the error correction we go through within that process.
3. Debate to Discover. Compartmentalize human consequence from the exciting process of indulging in the abstract. Assume when engaged in debate that the next several years are not important and we are going to pause all responsibility to the world as we sort this out. What we say is not a reflection of our identity. If someone says to me, "What you said is wrong" with contempt,
I wil respond with, "So then introduce me to new ideas that compel me to want to alter those observations with zero emotional appeal, zero assumption you know something I do not, zero fear of being wrong and a willingness to change all of your opinions and values at the end of each conversation we have, and with zero temptation to over power me with ad hominem attacks, Whataboutisms, and any other insincere means that suggest you are trying to bypass the information discovery process because you emotionally care about the ends more than the learning process." If you are unable to do this, then you are undeserving of me giving it to you on my own free will."