New Insights: the Ideal World is the Real World

This post will doubtless meet with extreme skepticism. But I plan to prove my point here, as usual.  As almost everyone would suggest, this identification, the real with the ideal, encounters too many obvious counter-instances — meaning every tragedy you might read of in the news that makes the headlines.  But these do not clinch the debate so easily as one might imagine.  There’s more.

Recently, in my continuing studies, I began to ponder the point that only one real world exists, and that, when the (more) ideal world arrives via progress of whatever sort, the referent — that thing that our words intend to point at when we say “ideal World” will index exactly the same referent we name today when we say “real world.”  The TRAITS of the real world might change, but not the matching referent to the phrases, Real world, and Ideal World.

Proof 1 — the terms bear precisely the same “extralinguistic referent.”   Think on this.  There never has been any “fall.”  I believe this blog post is an absolute paradigm-shift – in – the – making.  I shall attempt to post more about this subject later.

 

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Because Vocal Harmony Is Just Better: P. Craig’s Top Twenty Favorite Songs (In Stereo)

We may live in tough times, but we can still enjoy the music. Thankfully, the world is not going to hell in a fruit-basket.

Westlife  (I might Change this order later — feeling fickle)

  1. Walk Away
  2. That’s Where You Find Love
  3. Obvious  (Shane rules)
  4. Something Right
  5. My Love
  6. Puzzle Of My Heart
  7. Maybe Tomorrow
  8. Us Against the World  (Here, Mark rules the known world).
  9. Amazing
  10. Evergreen
  11. Closer  (One Word: PLAT – IN- UM)  Did Clive Do This?
  12. If I Let You Go
  13. Dance  (It really does make you feel like …. singing?)
  14. Close
  15. Beautiful in White
  16. Shadows
  17. Reach Out
  18. Lay My Love On You
  19. If You’re Heart’s Not In It
  20. Change The World
  21. How Does It Feel
  22. Don’t Say It’s Too Late
  23. (Somewhere on this list I am placing “What About Now,” fantastic remake)

Backstreet Boys  (Order subject to change later). Problem I have here is that Backstreet have so many great songs.  Grrr.

  1. Drowning  (Brian is “off-the-hook” excellent is this song)(Sorry, Starving, Sarbaeng. Don’t care — love it no matter what).
  2. Safest Place To Hide
  3. Don’t Wanna Lose You Now  (This Song could not end more perfectly. And they all sound spectack).
  4. Light On   (AJ is fantastic as usual here).
  5. Make Believe
  6. Shape of My Heart  (I esp. like Nick’s part in this song).
  7. Lose It All
  8. Climbing the Walls
  9.  Unmistakable
  10. I Still
  11. Downpour    (I did not like this song when I first heard it; now I LOVE IT. Learning curve.).
  12. Make Believe
  13. Feels Like Home
  14. Never Gone
  15. Inconsolable
  16. Best That I Can
  17. Just Want You To Know
  18. Crawling Back To You
  19. Spanish Eyes
  20. How Did I Fall in Love With You

I would give my right flying shoe if I could get Backstreet to undertake the creation of a few remakes (Lobo is superb — I’d Love You To Want Me; Don’t Expect of Me 2B Your Friend); REO Speedwagon has 3 songs); etc.  They could rule planet “remake.” (But so far they generally avoid remakes). My #1 pick for a BB remake is John Denver’s Annie’s Song, or Mark Wills’ “I do” (Cherish You).

The Ideal Value System: Life + Joy

Here are the most important elements of this extremely important hendiadic value:

  1.  The ultra-life diet and lifestyle
  2. Freedom & opportunity
  3. Friendship & work
  4. Entertainment & leisure
  5. Romance and Marriage (Living Together in Harmony & Joy)
  6. Arts & Culture (Including 8 Annual Festivals, each of which celebrates one of the ideal values)
  7. Language & Humor

Further Studies in Ideal Values: What We Mean By “Wisdom & Understanding”

What is WIsdom and Understanding?

The ideal value system has a decidedly empirical emphasis in its grasp of W & U because this virtue must be practical; it has to work well in the real world to count as wisdom.

To grasp what we might mean by this hendiad [value], we will begin to specify its eight parts this way [Here, the “*” means to indicate the connctive “and”] :

1. Patience * Self-control

Time remains the important element here.  Patience is extremely important because it takes a longish time to develop excellent character, and to grow one’s wealth.  Patience enables one to take the long-term view, to create a 1-year, 5-year, 20 year * 50 year (or even 100 year) schedule to live out his/ her life wisely, and to follow the schedule.

Self-control aims to manage one’s self internally and externally to maximize behaviors consistently with profitability and the creation of value over time, & to make these as useful for promoting the success of others as one might.  My favorite Chinese addage is this: He who rules his spirit, rules the world.

2. Discretion * Discernment

Discretion identifies the limits (legal and ethical boundaries) of excellent speech and behavior, carefully managing to stay well within them, while navigating one’s course to success, throughout her lifetime.

Discernment studies to place within their correct categories the various ideas & objects, processes and phenomena, one encounters.  It manages them with skill the way a taxonomist does the animals he works to classify accurately.  Which members belong with which sets?  Discernment answer this question aright every time.

3. Education [Includes sciences and free market studies] * Training [To Develop profitable skills and skill sets]

Not just any education will do. The point of real education skips the bare memorization of scads of obscure factoids, say, to impress people at cocktail parties.

One’s education should aim at studying those elements of human achievement and cultural development that most closely fit the ideal value system — the wise, the innovative, the profitable, the ideal, the humanitarian, the way systems actually work (science and technology), and how to improve them, business ethics, etc.

4. Strategy * Tactics

5. Insight * Innovation

6. Ideal Studies * Ideal Principles

7. Studies in Intelligence and Learning [efficiency]: LE is called “Heuristics”

8. The Study of Systems * Optimal operations/ functionality

If any important change takes place in my view on this topic, I will post it here.  The reader can also expect elaborations on these subtopics [8] to appear here.