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Western Society Nuttiness ‘In a Nutshell’
The basics of understanding the nuttiness in Western culture based ‘social dynamics’ can be captured in point form as follows;
-1- The world of our natural experience is of inclusion in a transforming relational continuum; i.e. a ‘flow’ (Tao) inhabited by relational forms.
-2- There is no such thing as ‘being’. It is pure intellectual abstraction signaled by a ‘name’ or ‘noun’ in language
-3- There are no such things as ‘beings with action-authoring powers’. This is pure intellectual abstraction contrived by conjoining a ‘verb’ and a ‘noun’.
-4- ‘Ego’ derives from attributing ‘authoring powers’ to ‘oneself’ perceived abstractly as an ‘independent being’ defined [given imputed persisting stand-alone existence] by a ‘name’.]
-5- ‘Lock-in’ due to ‘high switching costs’ is a phenomenon affecting the social relational dynamic; e.g. once one has attributed ‘authoring powers’ to beings’ (as in the Western culture psychology), the inflating of the ego (sense of being-based self-authorship), gives rise to notional ‘high achievers and low achievers’. ‘High achiever’ and ‘low achiever’ are abstract concepts depending on the abstract concept of ‘being-based-authoring’ that have no ‘reality’ in the relational world of our actual experience (since there is no such thing in relational-experiential reality as being-based authorship).
The above 5 points capture the basic psychologically aberrant underpinnings of Western culture. (more…)