Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Revelation....

A huge surrender to the superorganism called society... Realised that fighting against being a part of the superorganism is, inane at worst, and in the best case, a mere delusion... There goes another of my home-brewn theories...

I have a holistic view of the society, and i believe that society is a very adaptive superorganism. And its adaptation is as a result of the individuals who shape the society. In one of those typical sweeping generalisations, i divide people into three categories :

  1. those who truly contribute and hence are the essentially that part of society that makes it adaptive

  2. parasites like me, who do not contribute anything, but only exist only to benefit from the society

  3. hypocratic parasites - the worst of the lot. look
    here for more about them
    .


Falling into the second category was a conscious choice, and i was naive enough to assume that i am not a part of the society and that i dont belong...

And i was wrong... The solution is unbelievably elegant... Every system has two types of forces acting on it - one trying to balance the system, and the other trying to unbalance it(remember matrix)... The system is held in equilibrium by the constant interaction of these two forces... The balancing force has no reason to exist, but for its purpose to counter the unbalancing force...

Not only did i realise that i was a part of the unbalancing force, but also that i, rather my kind holds a central place in the working of the superorganism... The more you try to resist it, the more the balancing forces act to supress you, making the society stronger....

Ayn Rand was wrong, Sartre was wrong... Individualism is a delusion, more ironically, individualism in one person feeds the growth of uniformity and mediocrity among others... Nothing wrong in this... This mediocrity is the reason why we still exist...

I can no longer frown at people whose sole aim in life is to get married, get a house, have a family and die... I owe the luxury of being what i am to these people... yet, i choose to frown and smirk... cos i love unbalancing... thats my purpose

:)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who are the 1s?

Nilu said...

Thinking Freud will be Froud,
........

Vallavareyan Vanthiyathevan said...

there are three major forces inside an atom
weak force
Strong force and
electro magnetic force

Fission and fusion reactions are possible only because of the unsettling nature of the strong force..hence a society can grow only when its unsettled....and mediocrity is not the way of a professional..if ur a mediocre u r unfit to call urself a professional

Anonymous said...

Go consumate yourself.

Ishwar said...

Periya mama, u got ur physics wrong. kindly read In Search of Schrodinger's Cat or Feynmann's lectures in Physics ... lol...

Strong force seeks to unsettle it seems.. rotfl...

and anybody who claims he isnt mediocre,give me a call on +91-98456-48444.... will have a long chat...

Ambar said...

Ishwar..REALITY CHECK!!! Who in their right mind would waste good money calling you up?

Nilu said...

Ambar : Reality check 2 - The whole point of asking them to give a call was "when they they tght they were not mediocre", which by definition means they are not in their right mind.

And Ishwar, go consumate yourself. How is dialogue?

Ambar said...

Nilu, since mediocrity is essentially relative, there can possibly exist non-mediocre individuals. And they could still be out of their minds.

Nilu said...

Once bitten, Twice lame.