Specificity Is an Intellectual Crutch

It is often said that the rich wage war against the poor; therefore, it is very possible that we will soon witness a battle of attrition between the two sides and they will go to war for their own survival and well being.

By Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Thomas Edison, Mao Zedong, Jean-Paul Sartre,

Dec 26, 2022
7 min read
Art

Specificity Is an Intellectual Crutch

An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)
The Crunch of Capitalism will Rain Down on You; A planksip Möbius

The Crunch of Capitalism will Rain Down on You

Specificity Is an Intellectual Crutch

An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)

The Hegelian responsion to the Platonic idea (ἰδέα) is a description of abstract thought restated for all to "see". We all agree that agreement isn't necessary. However, our innate ability to forme abstract ideas is our defining characteristic as a species. Our superpower, if you Will!

I am being playful here by universalizing Will. Could you describe an idealized forme of will? Not the general choice but the activity you orient yourself towards. Collectivity comes from the aggregate patterns that emerge, a bottom-up epiphenomenal phenomenon — not a top-down dogmatic dictatorship.

I should point out that there is some room for top-down education, but the standard from which we pull our curriculum should be transcendent and preferably Hellenic.

I guess this makes me a transcendentalist. Well, no.

So what does all this have to do with specificity? Just so you know (I know), the specificity of a test is its ability to designate an individual who does not have a disease as unfavorable.

In this case, the disease is capitalism. Albeit more of an addiction than a disease, the benefits far outway the individual consequences. For now, that is!

The Capitalist Crunch and our Contract with Progress

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
— Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

The titled responsion is contractual because we are all bound by the God of GDP.

If you're like the many people who read this article, then I'm sure you've wondered about the difference between inspiration and genius. There are some clear-cut definitions of the two.

Inspiration is the ability to see or create something without knowing how. This is often true when working on a problem, like writing a novel or creating an artistic piece. Inspiration can also be used to produce great business ideas. The reason is that people can't develop business ideas that aren't born out of their own minds.

So how do you come up with a great idea? It all starts with a question. And sometimes, questions are hard to ask. But it's easier than you think to find answers in other areas of your life. Think of a good question and start asking yourself how you'd answer it if asked the same question.

People ask a lot of different questions in their lives. Many of them are simple, but others are more involved. What's great about asking a question is that it lets you see what's in front of you. You may not know where to start looking, but you can ask yourself the right questions. If you're asking yourself questions like "What should I write about today?"

This is the kind of question that leads you to a great business idea. When you ask yourself questions like this, you become aware of what is going on in your life. This awareness helps you to find new directions to take your business. The more you learn about yourself and your life, the better you can choose your business ideas.

You can always look at your friends or family members when trying to come up with a great idea. If you're lucky, you'll have someone with the same passions and thoughts. And if you don't, then you'll be able to find the next great idea. Through trial and error.

In the end, you'll need to find good books, magazines, or websites that publish great ideas that can lead you to great ideas. And hundreds of them are online, so you won't have to limit yourself to only a few.

When you finally find a great idea, you should always write it down first to make it easier to come up with another one. Once you've written it down, you need to write it down again until you have the perfect combination.

It may take some time to come up with a great idea. You may even spend days just trying to think of one. But it will happen. When you finally come up with a great idea, you'll know it's worth it.

These great ideas can go into your portfolio, leading to more great ideas. In many cases, it takes some trial and error before you find your business or products. But, once you have your first business or product, you'll be glad you spent the time creating it. There are plenty of accessible information sources available online that can help you along the way.

So if you're asking yourself, "What should I write about today?" you'll know exactly what to write about because you already have a great idea. You already know what you're good at.

You'll know what you like doing and what you're good at. It's all up to you.

There are many ways to find a great idea and get started on a path that will lead you to your next great idea. You can't stop being creative. It's the only thing that matters.

Austerity Severity

Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
— Mao Zedong (1893-1976)

The titled responsion is a call to arms for the henchmen of a dictator, a progenitor of evil, to implement severe measures of austerity for the "Good" of the commune. 

Sad But True

When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.
— Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

The titled responsion is a truth claim with a little valance thrown in for good measure.

Today, thinking about the reality of a restructured and soon-to-be resurrected economy. Who will suffer the fallout from this shutdown, and how many lives will be lost to what Yuval Harari calls the myth of capitalism?

It is often said that the rich wage war against the poor; therefore, it is possible that we will soon witness a battle of attrition between the two sides, and they will go to fight for their own survival and well-being. It's hard to predict how it will turn out, but the rich could make a mistake by being unprepared for the coming fight. Do you think they will win or lose, and what will happen to those living in poverty?

When the rich wage war, it is the poor that die. Many people have been told this, and many think it's true. They fail to realize that a rich person could be inferior and still be able to afford healthcare, food, shelter, clothing, and all of the other necessities of life. So why don't they die? The answer is that they are brilliant and educated to make money to keep the planet running.

With this knowledge in mind, it is exciting to watch the growing divide between the rich and poor in our society; in fact, it's getting worse. I think the reason that the rich wage war against the poor is because they are doing so well financially, and they can afford to pay high taxes to keep the government running, while the poor people are suffering and starving of their lack of money; thus they are unable to survive.

The good thing about the rich wage war is that those who are doing poorly can take steps to improve their circumstances. It's sad to say that so many people have to live in poverty, but what else will they do? In some cases, it may be necessary for them to give up on their dream of owning a home, having money for vacations, and buying all of the necessities of life, because they cannot pay the high taxes required to purchase the essentials.

Some people are unwilling to sacrifice and are stuck with economic situations that can only worsen, so they become even more dependent on their government for basic necessities. So what happens? The government doesn't care. It does nothing to help these people, but it will do everything possible to control the poor and needy while making more money and providing benefits to the wealthy.

So it seems that if the rich wage war against the poor, that's where we're headed. They are controlling the means of life for their own enrichment and then passing off all the world's problems to those who live in poverty.

If we want to live in a peaceful world, people struggle and fight for a better way of life because that's what being human is all about. We're not going to be able to do that if we let the rich wage war against the poor. Maybe, just maybe, things will change for the better, and we can get on track to a better future, one where all the people work hard to get a fair share of the riches.

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