27 Jun Socrates VS Hitler: where do you belong?
ᴏᴘᴇɴ ᴇᴅᴜᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ – ᴏᴘᴇɴ ᴍɪɴᴅ – ᴏᴘᴇɴ ʙᴏʀᴅᴇʀᴤ! (part I)
By Keti BAZHDARI
Have you ever imagined how the world would be if it comprised of characters like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Dante, Mozart, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie or Karl Jung, and would not have those like Hitler, Stalin, Putin, Trump, Erdogan, Milosevic, Marine le Pen or Berlusconi?!
This may seem to many a science fiction, utopia or oddness, but for me there is nothing exaggerated or impossible in all this.
Life could be an imminent impossibility and it happened. It began (happened) when a few opportunities of order managed to impose numerous opportunities of chaos. Figuratively, the melting parts of chaos and the reasoning created the Universe as we know it – nature and humankind. Each tie is associated with endless crashes and adjustments. It is the adapting ability of order that makes it dominant over chaos, although the lack of the former in life (chaos) is more probable than the latter. Time rises by rotation of order and chaos. Conceptually, time is nonexistent if not for the gradual degradation of the matter. Existence of the matter functions by a rule, lest it simultaneously degrades inevitably to chaos. Even energy that can create the matter dies. Time measures endless cycles of domination of order over chaos or simply, the matter exists as long as order overrides chaos. This makes the matter a vital mass, oriented, with presumptions, that takes shape according to certain logic and moves in direction of time. Presumptions are based on, from the tiniest particles of the matter to the most sophisticated beings in nature.
For instance, each atom has its valence, therefore it has predisposition for combination and function, same as the fertilizing sperm which finds its way, just like animals and humans follow their instinct for survival and continuity.
Every predisposition follows an order, which directs the whole life and which is in constant adjustment to its causality. Ability of this rule is to read and adapt new circumstances by the harmony of the reason, which looks like a magic dancing, that has to be adapted to a new rhythm all the time, without missing steps nor stopping. Whenever there are changes of, no matter how insignificant circumstances, there has to be a fitting in. Throughout this endless story of adaptation, ego plays a unique role.
One day, a friend of mine whom I like about the way she sees the world, often helping me to see clearer, tells me ‘there are no many egos; there is only one ego that sweeps around the world to gather everyone’s ego and make them a portion of it.
I’d agree and at least metaphorically accept if the ego represents an entity, or thereof a lack of it, just like for example the light and its absence, the darkness. Supposing, the ego could be an option for continuity in the absence of order and since the order (logical order or the reason of life) is one, thereof its absence or substitute ends up being a one. But in fact this turns out to be not a logical conclusion. The reason or the logical order that organizes everything is one, but that is a formulae. It is a formula for organizing the matter, a formula of life. And, by its absence there is only chaos.
Ego replaces the order only in fragments of adapting the system with itself, as it is born like an internal inertia of the matter itself, in order to continue its existence on the vagueness of its adaptation with new conditions.
Ego turns out as a functional impetus for the continuation of matter in fragments y of time thereof any voids against logical order, by exploiting all known experiences and predispositions. But this makes ego consistently repeating itself, which involuntarily, in broader circumstances and at a time xy, has a tendency to push the matter itself towards chaos. Therefore the ego has no chance of directing life by itself. The reason never repeats itself. It is a continuing size. The chore of the ego is to ensure the continuity of matter in certain fragmentation, but repetition stalls its magnitude, which can be neither complementary nor part of a whole.
Ego as an impetus, exists in every particle of the matter within a system, and emerges further when faced by fundamental change of conditions. In order to have a better understanding we need to observe a system in conditions of continuing instability, such a communication system with a fixed power source. Internal drive of system is visible when it continuously absorbs energy, by which it increases entropy within to the point of total degradation. As in the example of water that is heated, the molecules with higher impetus (ego) to absorb energy, are those qualified as “stronger molecules”, which create the surface tension of the water, while they are the first ones that break system and begin its degradation into a more chaotic form (vapor).
Life itself is a demonstration of infinite egos.
For so long these drives (ego) are dominated by reason, life continues running without repeating itself. Seen from this perspective, we can define both, life and death as a constant clash between order and chaos to dominate more and more the ego, because the ego seems to have the strength to motivate life, if guided by the reason, but also degrade in its absence thereof.
Like everything else, the humankind as a perfect being in nature begins to exist when the maximum of order dominates chaos and it dies whenever the opposite occurs, so that the chaos dominates order.
It is true that the human mind works by same physical laws. Thoughts like any other existential process, rise from chaos and attempt systematically the latter. In order to retrieve opinion from the stage of confusion to reasoning and to keep it as such, requires much more energy than the opposite. This energy must be absorbed by a system beyond the human mind, which is constantly in contact with it and this is the education system. The better organized and in a logical sequence, in unison with that of the Universe, is the scheme emanating this energy by this system, the more effective the human mind in itself will be. The chaos of the human mind is linked with every moment of her inability to be oriented, exactly when she needs a compass, a map, a scheme to read the reason of entire Universe.
It is not that the human mind provides its own reasons; she is able to reproduce reason better than any other animal, but the reason is there, everywhere, in and outside us. Everything in the Universe is a reasoning and it’s why we have a mind with cognitive abilities more powerful than the others, that we are able to observe beyond what is perceived upfront through the senses. The human mind possesses discovery abilities. In contrast with primitive minds, we can also predict (daydream). Oh yes, we can fantasize and is nothing new that moves beyond recognized schemes of Universe’s logical order. Fantasy is like a puzzle. Initially we build up in our mind the expectations, which serves as patterns of the puzzle. Expectation is always based on a combination of one or more known experiences, accompanied by corresponding feelings, which may be probable, but not necessarily possible in practice.
Step by step, mind goes on by arranging on the puzzle scheme the corresponding parts from different known or experienced circumstances and conditions, in spite of their probability to be replicated or not again. And voilà! The fantasy is attained. Prediction is a much smaller unit of this fantasy, where the mind uses probability, while constructing the puzzle, in order to come to a conclusion. Therefore, the mind sets conditions and circumstances in the puzzle, which by calculation based on familiar experiences, are more likely to reoccur. This form, as an ability to predict, gives her an advantage of how to tackle the future.
But often this feature of mind, supported by the wrong way of education, has a high chance to be tricked by itself. Predictive abilities of human mind, wrongly cultivated, tend to replace reality with fiction by manipulating terms and conditions, and by exaggerating artificially uncertainties, which so falsely increase the human impetus (ego), and by primitive brain, engage a lot more predispositions in order to survive. All of this artificial chain reaction, coming from the human mind, has a direct impact in the Universe by breaking equilibriums, which create conditions increasingly unpredictable for humankind.
This is the primary logic of the functioning of a perfect system such as the universe and also the human mind, but my question is whether the education system has internalized such a simple principle and clearly conveyed it to its students, human? What role does it play education in family, school and society? Does it make us feel stronger, more reasonable, safer and more independent, with needs and the good will dedicated to society and the common good, simply by being in unison with what we are and what surrounds us, or in few years lessens us into confusing beings where the majority lives in panic against society, school, work, family, and as a reactive force key to life, remains faith in alienated aspirations within interest groups with a lack of identity and where it is clearly only one way to survive; to overcome personal weaknesses by weakening others ?! In other words, the education system we face every day, makes us a little Socrates or Hitler ?!
We will talk next time about this and other things…