Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers.
- Emil Cioran (1911-1995)
Eudaimonica is a fictional place of flourishing prosperity, negate the utopia for it does not exist beyond the ideal. The Platonic form of Eudaimonica is rugged, yet beautiful, sustainable yet scarce in resources, abundant in safety yet unpredictably human in nature. Sounds attainable and sustainable.
I don't close the door to belief, and skeptical isn't the right word. I actually feel sad for people trying to create new belief structures. Momentarily my saddness moves towards anger and then subsides in a mixture of frustrated meloncholy when I see people trying to impose their beliefs on others. My vote is similar to Emil Cioran, wither away at your belief structure, polish it if you Will, and intelligence will flourish. For anyone that makes the claim that intelligence can not embrace and support emotion, family, love and compassion I say, you are simply wrong!
The debates continue. A new movement here, a cult figure there. What are we all searching for? When you think of work, what exactly are you doing? What are the people around you doing? Is this a reality or an ideal? What happens with they align?
I have to get back to work. :)
Long Term Depression (LTD)
With a repetitive and revisionist approach to prosperity, I heuristically frame our habituating parsing function as circular, not in reason but in functionality. Maximizing lifestyle by minimizing excess consumption is a non-existent destination, yet the sojourn should continue; albeit much more frequently!
Parse and Prosper
This parsing function in the brain is healthy and sharpens memory. The fiction of flourishing is absolute and to be experienced in degrees on a daily basis. So some, not so much, for others; a norm. Don't disrupt my homogeneity! That's not a right. It's ignorance.
Purge the Woes Me
Parsing is a valid cognitive function, necessary for a healthy mind. Flourishing aside, the baseline is biological. Expand on this necessity and the repeat-ability of the möbius in motion.