Chaos returns to Order
Like to apologize for my last blog entry in which the writing was very chaotic. I was worn out from the flu. I’m a little better.
More About Recurrence
The idea of Recurrence, that we are essentially machines, and that we live in a controlling Matrix that most people don’t understand—these ideas are difficult to digest. We see ourselves as John Galt, the protagonist of Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged. We believe we are creating our lives, directing our lives, and living the good life. The idea of being born again and living the same life over (Recurrence) or that we are on some sort of treadmill till we collapse from a heart attack, that we are trapped like Neo unable to take the blue pill—these ideas are kind of sickening. They sure don’t produce a warm and fuzzy feeling in most people and they certainly don’t produce good cogs that fit in the machinery of day to day living
Waking up isn’t something that can be explained well by words. If you remember, in the movie The Matrix, when Neo awoke the tubes and pod he found himself in weren’t very pretty. It took a long time for him to understand and overcome the matrix. The movie certainly isn’t a perfect simile for what is awakening, but it serves to point out that in approaching reality, in understanding who you are and where you are and what you can do about it, you may not always be warm and fuzzy.
This blog promotes the idea that you can awaken. Once awakened, you have the ability to create any reality which you choose. Weather you choose to leave the matrix or not, what’s important to know is that you matter.
You really matter!
As the plot unfolds, Galt is acknowledged to be a philosopher and inventor; he believes in the power and glory of the human mind, and the right of the individual to use his/her mind solely for him/herself. He serves as a highly individualist counterpoint to the collectivist social and economic structure depicted in the novel, in which society is based on oppressive bureaucratic functionaries and a culture that embraces mediocrity in the name of egalitarianism, which the novel interprets as the end result of socialistic idealism.