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Insecurity.

Re: Insecurity.
January 06, 2014, 07:54:04 PM
There's nothing frivolous about social groups.
It's when social groups become socialists, that the problems really start.

Re: Insecurity.
January 06, 2014, 08:48:13 PM
Because, as long as you actively live, you have a chance at discovering what you haven't yet discovered.

Just popping in to say that this is some profound shit. Words of wisdom.

Tackling one's insecurity is one of those "really fucking hard to do but its so worth it" things. I'm not 100% there, I may never be 100% there, but at least now I can look at myself in the mirror and be mostly content with what I am.

Re: Insecurity.
January 07, 2014, 12:08:03 AM
Funny thing: I am aware that I have become wise. But it only makes me laugh. Because my particular kind of wisdom is so utterly simplistic and obvious, that it seems to me that even a child would know it.
And that's the funny thing...
The really, really simple, obvious stuff, is exactly the kind of stuff that somehow never occurs to anyone.

Re: Insecurity.
January 07, 2014, 08:00:03 AM
Man's one natural predator: The Group.

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Insecurity leads us to believe we are social creatures.
Insecure creatures lead us to believe we are supposed to be social.
Without insecurity, we have limited use for socialization.
The socialized need us to be social, so that they do not feel insecure.
Simply being social is not enough; we must then be social enough.
We are not insecure until society causes us to be.
Society, by its very nature, causes insecurity.
You can easily see the madness inherent in this.

Why did you write this?

Words are very unnecessary, they can only do harm.

It's one of them there paradoxes.

Re: Insecurity.
January 07, 2014, 08:10:43 AM
Man's one natural predator: The Group.


Nice! I gobbled that one up.
Not often I do that.

Re: Insecurity.
January 07, 2014, 01:53:12 PM
Social groups are essential. Like all essential things, they then become a target for manipulation.

The Crowdist ideal is that you must be forced to join the group, and then to accept all others who want to join.

This is the best recruitment strategy, but it makes for a poor leadership strategy.