The concept of ‘right & wrong’ implies the common understanding of a set of criteria to compare actions to. Since most people do not have that readily available, condemning the actions of others is often combative.
In this episode we discuss
-efficiency of protesting
-why protesting government is like voting (and doesn’t work)
-long term and short term goals of protest
Protesting is important. Understanding what we are protesting, why, and how to be effective in the right context is also important!
Role playing games use skill points, experience points, and such to level up playable characters, learning how to communicate is a lot like that. We learn how to interact with others based on what people know while we are children first. We can only learn by social behavior to begin with.
After that we can ask other questions. However, learning how to communicate beyond what we pick up subconsciously seems to be a little more difficult. Words have meaning. And these meanings can be altered or interpreted differently based on a number of different stimuli.
Body language, tone of voice, inflection, word choice, and actual comprehended definition of a word can all affect the perspective of others we communicate with. Most importantly of all of these things is the difference between observation and judgment.
-What kind of practical application or layman’s perspective can be laid out?
-Why do parents own their children?
-How the assertion of control and comprehension dictates responsibility for one’s actions.
-Why it is necessary to seek greater clarity which leaves nothing open for interpretation.
-And how self-ownership is recognized in fictional stories that so many of us love.
The ability to invoke a concept is rarely enough to maximize the usage of that idea to the benefit of Humanity; both as a whole and as individuals. We can claim to own ourselves and be free from tyranny but are we truly free when we simultaneously assert some ideologically clouded idea to intervene into the lives of others for their own good?
Consistency with the application of ideas is paramount if we want to be considered by others to be respectful and insightful enough for the consideration of pursuing voluntary connections with. Without voluntary connections trust cannot be truly created. Beneath the shadow of legalities trust is only there to avoid the ridiculous annoyance of the state. And so, without the creation of true voluntary trust the strongest form of loyalty can never be cultivated.
This is the importance of understanding self-ownership. Our failures to understand the ideas we invoke lead us to glass ceilings we know as government. No matter the thickness or duration the government has been crafted for, it need not exist if we understood more as a whole species the purpose of self-ownership.