Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Why freewill sucks... (more raw ideas of my new book.. .currently ramblings)

The whole idea of choice is bullshit.

I understand that this specific subject is.. .to put it on an educated perspective, problematic. After all, free will is kind off what resides behind religion etc.

At the end of communism, humanity as a whole conceived the idea that rights and choice where secure to everybody; and the promises of a better future where evident on the horizon.

that was about 20 years ago... 1989 I think, it was when they demolished Berlin wall; the very act that demonstrated how communism failed and established the new era.
I mention this simply because if you think about it; ideologically capitalism is based on the idea of choice in every level of our life... not only in regards of consumption (as in what brand to pick on the supermarket), but in the perception of life as such.
Everyone can make it.
The “self made person” is the cornerstone of modern capitalism ideology. Today, everybody can be a celebrity or whatever... but what have changed is that before; by the time of my parents, you needed to have a special set of skills to become famous.

You became a celebrity by providing a benefit to the rest of the world...
… today, anybody can be famous just because is a moron who has a youtube channel.

Choice on itself creates a state of anxiety... physiologist have seen that overwhelming choices create the feeling of anxiety in many layers and many forms. (the "what do I really want?" question comes to mind)... and also, people are often on a state of “perpetual lethargy” in some kind of indecisiveness...

But we usually make choices based on what other people are choosing... funny!

Besides, there is a flaw on this “freedom of choice” ideology. It is just a fallacy.

It is true.. .(up to a certain point) that I control my life... hence I’m the master of my universe... but, (as everyone else) I believe in a god as well as god will. (see my point?)
And if you think about it, you might dislike your job or whatever.. and suddenly take the decision of “blow it all”... you can’t unplug yourself of the system, and eventually realize that you may be aware of it all...

you are no longer a proletarian slave... but there you are... working longer hours; constantly consuming around yourself.

Now.. think about how this freewill affects the concept of equilibrium I described couple post back. We are constantly looking over the relieve of anxieties (no matter if we are aware of it) and in order to satisfy that very human chill you live your life on lethargic state promoting the imbalance.... and nothing goes through.

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