A community compared to math.
Start with the resources — The universe. The state of affairs. The world as is.
The resources are formalized — All resources are put into a formula.
In between brackets and parenthesis, all is put in order.
The validation of our efforts is seen in the product. The result. The conclusion.
The conclusion exists as an aesthetic experience inside each citizens head.
This magical conclusion is then formalized again — the individual’s critique coming together like rain drops making up an ocean.
The ocean, the concluding of amalgamation, is our existence.
It’s a process. Where do we find ourselves now? Are we individual droplets or are we a cohesive wave?
Contrary to popular belief, we cannot be both even if we are both.
“Are” and “be” — Are translates into “to be,” which is distinct from being or be.
Being is all powerful, but we are only to be.
To be — to be an individual or to be a wave function.
An individual is part of the resources that are formalized. We are both pre-formula (debatable) and post-formula.
Pre-formula, we take our aesthetic consideration without context.
Post-formula, we take our aesthetic consideration with context.
Whether a pre-formulaic individual exists is uncertain. This can only be made certain by certifying the individual post-formula.
For example, a king. A king is a king only post-formula. Only when the formula validates the king as king. Pre-formula, the king is just an aesthetic experience.
The potential difference is that the king could possibly reformulate the very same process that makes him king into a different process.
For example, the king can do something or fail to do something that results in being overthrown. The formula that resulted in the king being king “changed.”
For the king to remain king, there has to be some ensured consistency. And kings learn this. It wasn’t immediate king paranoia but now it has become a neuroticism. Kings everywhere acting the same because they’ve all learned the same because the same process maintains them king and there is but one other way to be king other than learning, adapting, and strategically reacting to aesthetic experience: luck.
A different example, an alcoholic. For an alcoholic to attach the post-formula experience of alcoholism, the alcoholic as a pre-formulaic, individual aesthetic experience can do something or fail to do something that results in not being an alcoholic.
An example of this is Putin’s Russia. Which I also think serves to exemplify how Oligarchs behave and learn to behave worldwide. But Putin’s Russia is so that even in impoverished community let to decay and rot, if individuals gather to better the community, they are stopped, restrained and any progress destroyed. Because for the king to remain king, the formula that worked the first time must remain; dogma.
Wring, wring, wring. Drops and waves. Sound and fury.