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I've been thinking of writing a philosophical and ethical manifesto, not to convince people as much as I just want to iron out the folds in the noodle up in my skull, if you catch my drift.
The last two weeks I've been thinking about motivators behind human actions. So far, this is what I've come up with: collectivity(being one-in-many) and individuality (many-in-one). I'll use the male gender in any posessive or noun, as I myself am male.
As far as collectivity is concerned, each individual creates two universal goals for himself. He seeks out the infinite, and he tries to harmony with the surrounding world. In other people he'll see the infinite possibilities of human variation, in nature he'll see the ebb and flow off different forms ad infinitum. He witnesses the destruction of the old and the creation of the new. He concludes he himself is finite, and tries to deny this fact by attributing to himself infinite qualities: the neverending soul, achievements that will last generations to come, fame, the possibilities alone are endless. Harmony he seeks with nature, the people around him, and his own goals. He wants to survive, to get along and to be content.
In the case of individuality, the dual motivators are those of fulfillment and recognition. He wants to achieve fulfillment (the summit of individuality) by dressing differently, rebelling in his teenage years, finding his own thing to do, his own hobbies, interests, etc. He wants to commune with the infinite, to reach his full potential. To be challenged. Once has achieved something, he wants to be recognised as a human being, recognised as a person, a scientist, a philosopher, a scholar, a poetic, a musician, a husband, a son, and so on, and so forth. He wants to be told he himself is worth living, that he has as much right to be on this Earth as any other individual has.
Comments more than welcome
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