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Leave it to the Leviathan

This graduated role reversal of humility is an act worth thinking about. Revolutions take place despite our preoccupation with initiation. As the world turns, living is perpetual, limited to our species in language only.

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Leave it to the Leviathan

No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

- Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

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The Depths of Despair and the Leviathan's Lair Deep Within

Leave it to the Leviathan

Inspired by Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)'s quote, "No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." The titled responsion is a prompting towards a civilzing force, a social contract of sorts that demands compliance (as seen through depth of Hobbsian imaginings).

Just below the surface within and throughout society is a organizing force, a force that binds all within society to this social contract of sorts. Where does Goodness come into this question? I am am referring to a Platonic sort of self and social imagining, and since how there is no "group" thought without the individual there nor is there an individual thought with a humunculi, the projects flow between the group and the individual. Reason, on the other hand isn't achieved in any group manifestation, so I would have suppose the individual takes precedent. And yet, all individuals differ in their needs, wants and desires so the group comes back and equalizes this equation.

The Contradictions Run Deep

Inspired by George Steiner (1929-2020)'s quote, "We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning." The titled responsion is sad but a fact of the chemicals in our brain.

This graduated role reversal of humility is an act worth thinking about. Revolutions take place despite our preoccupation with initiation. As the world turns, living is perpetual, limited to our species in language only.

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