Monday, November 17, 2008

Reactive Machines

There seems to be some sort of need placed in most of us for things to be balanced. We crave the median--equal, fair, just. This need, however, seems to cause us to be very susceptible to forming our personality, our methods of discussion, even our ideas, to try to balance some extremes we may have experienced in our lives. We learn and form into the opposite extreme of that which seemed extreme to us. This shapes us, and this shape usually retains for the rest of our lives. I hold for your consideration, that this formation does not create any lasting balance. There may seem to be some sort of balance during formation, each extreme canceling each other out much like acids and bases. One individual produces acid, the other now forms into someone producing a base. So what happens now, when the acid is gone, or when the base reacts with an individual not producing acid? The balance is then upset again.

So this is my proposal, the only way to bring a true, real, and lasting balance is to be median. Try not to react to the extreme, you are producing the buffer. It would be interesting to see the results of a society that did not form within a reactionary medium. One last parting this non-reactionary proposal merely a reaction to all reactive machines walking around?

1 comment:

Apolo Imagod said...

That is easy to say, but very hard to do. Most people, even though who claim to be of the "median" type you mention, will have some aspect of their lives of which they will not be willing to concede an inch. For a lot of people this is religion. The funny thing about religion is that most people are religious by chance and not by choice.

For other people it might be some radical view of society. In this, for them, there might just be no discussion at all. How do you "clean" up individuals and rid them from this crystalised views? And yet this might be the only true way of making a better humanity where every individual must be willing to consider that they might be wrong about anything... Achieving this would be specially hard for religious people, because this is what religion demands in the first place: belief without question. i.e., faith. I mean, how can you have faith in something when in reality you may actually consider the idea that it is false?...

Just some thoughts...

-- AI