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The Endless Flow of Society

The Endless Flow of Society: A Conclusion

The Endless Flow of Society is a piece I wrote throughout October of 2015. On the topics of society, religion, mental health, and government, I put my own “personal philosophy” down for people to read. I debated what to do with this piece. I considered publishing it as an e-book, putting it online as a PDF for everyone to read, perhaps getting my local newspaper to put it up bit by bit. I’ve been debating this with myself since I finished it, but I’ve decided to post it as a series on my personal website. So, I give to you the “manifesto” of my mind, a collection of unedited thoughts of mine.

A CONCLUSION

1. A Brief Introduction
2. On the Topic of Society
3. On the Topic of Religion
4. On the Topic of Mental Health
5. On the Topic of Government
6. A Conclusion

The world is made up of two infinite entities: that of the institution, and that of the individual. These are eternally locked together in terms of importance, with the institution needing to keep individuals influenced in order to keep their position of power and the individuals holding the ability to overthrow ANY desired institution through a transitional period of modern history.

We, in general, search for autonomy. We search and crave for a form of individuality that sets us free from the shackles of social connections. We want to be unique, to such an extent that we express ourselves in a multitude of different ways. We express our thoughts, our personalities, and our ideas. But the sad fact is that institutions, who desire – nay, they crave – power in a society that sets itself up for it, need the individuals to work together. 

Institutions need unique individuality to shape themselves into a “norm”, and we – the individuals – classify those who disregard as against social standards in return. The truth is simple: through SOCIETY’S morals and values, through the oppression of personal philosophy in the modern RELIGIOUS war, through the unfortunate classifications of MENTAL HEALTH, and through the GOVERNMENT institutions taking over the importance of EDUCATION, we are suppressing ideas from their very birth.

It is of dire importance that we, as individuals, realize that we in fact have a psychological sovereignty, the ability to think, act, and do for ourselves; and personal philosophy, a type of mental commitment that separates us from everyone else. We, as individuals, have always created ideas, and thus our ideas have created strong opinionated forces throughout society when allowed to. We must, in any way possible, express ideas in nonviolent and intellectual ways.

The river is widening at a rapid rate, which means the transitional period is upon us. So why not attempt to rewrite the rules and morals in a collapsing “pyramid” of columns and idealism? We strive for autonomy, singularity, and push for the appreciation of our individual ideas and concepts, yet we’re so far gone and dependent upon the very sources of social construct that depend upon the individualistic support?

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but nothing – and I mean nothing – is mightier than a mere idea that can grab a hold of our society as a majority.

As for that majority?

If we are in fact facing a transitional period, it’s pretty clear what they want.

This entire piece, The Endless Flow of Society, has been fifty pages’ worth of content. Thank you very much for reading. I hope you enjoyed.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I’m a writer and historian. Simple enough, right? I enjoy philosophy, sociology, social psychology, politics, basic programming, statistics, and old books. Unlike the stereotypical leftist, I do not necessarily censor myself. I apologize in advance if you find yourself offended by something I’ve said; but I do enjoy hearing criticism and having debates.

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    The world has always been an elongated spectrum of something we arbitrarily call ideas. Thoughts, inventions, the process of all social matter, the creation of us as a civilized and coordinated society, and every stake we’ve thrust into the heart of intellectual progress. Some have been more dominant than others, being accepted by most of humanity – an infrastructure composed of millions, and at this point even billions, of individuals who all go through the eternal struggle of complex interactions. These ideas are accepted and therefore thrive on the unquestionable majority rule we can see throughout our own society. Others, on the other hand, have been burned at stake and lost to the endless flow of our own ignorance and arrogance, leading factors in what will surely be the beginning of the demise of our intellectual progress in this era of great transition.

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    Thus, I encourage everyone to write what they think. Write what they believe. Write the endless amounts of personal philosophy, and write the ideas that pour from your mind on a daily basis. I encourage the open endorsement of others’ ideas – of difference and of opinion, of factual basis and foundational changes. I encourage within these words to draw and paint and create longlasting impressions of your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. For those remnants of your life, the words and the speeches; the canvases and scrap pieces of paper; they will outlast you. They will be seen, heard of, mentioned, by those who live long after you. The river will then endorse such idealism, and the widening of the river may be accredited to any amount of individuals. Perhaps then the noticeable shifts in society will open up to the minds of those who have never once wrote, never once spoke, or never once drawn their own opinions, personal philosophies, and ideas.

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    What is government? An idea. An institution. An elitist opinionated group – whether it be through royal blood-reigned monarchy or iron fisted tyranny or elected democracy. How the power is exhumed is unimportant when it comes to the advantages perceived by those of status. This idea, one that has banded our society together since the very first settlements in our society, is a remnant of the original Old. Along with fetishism, the worship of trees and water and such, came the primitive thought of social status. Of social rank. We see early chieftains and village elders, ones who led simply though respect, and eventually early kings and emperors, ones who led oftentimes through pulling the strings of the early versions of theology or through power. In short, an institution which connects the string of other institutions.

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Joseph Kaminski
I’m a writer and historian. Simple enough, right? I enjoy philosophy, sociology, social psychology, politics, basic programming, statistics, and old books.

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