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In a well functioning community there is neither individual success not individual failure

If we are members of the same community, then just as with the outcomes, so too with praise and blame: It belongs to everyone — you and I are equally responsible for whatever happens. Continue reading

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Provisional Operational Definitions of Society vs. Community vs. Culture

I want to simplify — and one thing that bugs me time and again are concepts related to the definition of society vs. community (and also these two vs. culture). Ideally, it would be great if these terms could be … Continue reading
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The Social Plague: How to make society go kaputt — simply by believing that it sucks

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Education involves the Standardisation of Socially Sanctioned Language and Rituals to be used for the Indoctrination of a Society’s Members into the Socially Sanctioned Socio-Behavioral Repertoire and Societal Belief System

I am currently reading (and almost finished with) Peter Berger’s and Thomas Luckmann’s “Social Construction of Reality” — and I’ve decided to jot down this note before completing my first reading. The book is quite densely written, and I expect … Continue reading
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True Globalisation

After a longer hiatus, I am again readying myself to push forward regarding my thinking about social order, community, etc.. There are many topics and issues I am working on concurrently, and I think I will simply spew forth whatever … Continue reading
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How useful and/or effective is censorship in a civilized society?

When the Nazis censored “Entartete Kunst“, what did that — or rather: what could that have improved? When the United States government censored innumerable websites last year, was that an improvement of the social order in the United States of … Continue reading
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Communication as a form of social grooming

[Social grooming] is major social activity [that] can bond and reinforce social structures, family links, and build relationships. The wikipedia article cited above documents many positive effects of social grooming — and in my opinion the social contract [to communicate] … Continue reading
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The Social Contract as Human Information Technology: How Individual Character is Socially Constructed Via Social Interaction

Today I want to introduce a new hypothesis: That the reason we share information with each other is due to an elemental need humans have — to share information about the society they are members of (both within a single … Continue reading
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To a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail; To an Atom, Everything Looks Like Either Another Atom or Empty Space; To a Human, Everything Looks Pretty Messy

Humans describe the world they experience with linguistic expressions — and each of these expressions has a semantic structure that reflects both our language and the way we think. Language and thought are deeply linked, but it is not yet … Continue reading
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The Family Unit Plays a Pivotal Role in Facilitating Relationships Between Individuals and Communities… and the Goal Should Be to Build Community Relationships that Foster Collaboration

While the strength of a community is depicted very succinctly in Aesop’s well-known fable known as “the Bundle of Sticks“, this fable nonetheless has a competitive undertone (insofar since the more unified community, which is stronger, is supposed to be … Continue reading
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