Having absolutely no active ego, meaning you have a core value of refined pure bidirectional apprehension, means you have an unbreakable frame of reality, and subsequently, an unbreakable will. You may be wondering if there's a very, almost overly simplified way to state this. There is.
You live in objective reality.
Stay high and get shot down.
Stay indifferent and remain irrelevant.
Stay grounded and there's no stopping you.
Try to do no harm, then show no mercy to those who still harm you.
Facilitate critical thinking by promoting honesty.
Sooner or later we all go through a crucible.
Most believe there are two types of people who go into a crucible:
But there is a third type: The ones who learn to love the fire.
Who choose to stay in their crucible because it's easier to embrace the pain when it's all you know anymore.
Living is not for the weak.
"You do not think thoughts simply because they are there."
Thinking is a very high-capacity ability. We experience thoughts as emotions. The clearer we are able to think, the clearer these emotions are able to become.
Your thinking ability is roughly split into 2 thinking categories:
When these two thinking abilities of an individual are reaching an ideal balance, that individual is best able to channel their total thinking ability into what they are thinking in the "real" physical material world.
Since each portion of thinking ability feeds off the other, ideal balance is achieved with optimal awareness of control.
People are too often afraid to become aware, have control (knowledge), and find balance within themselves as they exert their power (use their knowledge) over the world. Do not be scared of removing limits from your thinking in general, be scared of removing limits carelessly.
Any power an individual has, they deserve, because once knowledge is obtained, time cannot be reversed and so since the individual managed to gain that power, unless someone would kill them (or otherwise inhibit their potential) because of it's acquisition, they are free to exert it as they please...
However, every smart individual understands that with power comes responsibility and in order for them to have ideal circumstances, they would be best off exercising the most responsibility possible.
If you're not honest with yourself, there's no point going further.
Your existing core value is going to logically inhibit your ability to accurately identify your core value.
Even trying the next step becomes a waste of time.
Facilitate correctly identifying your core value.
We build up models of how we see the world outside of us and the more information that we have the more we refine our model one way or another.
What we ultimately do is tell ourselves a story about what the outside world is.
Any information that we process, any information that we take in from the environment is always coloured by the experiences that we've had and an emotional response that we're having to what we're bringing in.
It is only when you understand that you don't understand, that you can begin to learn.
What you value above anything else within the context of your existence.
Your core value can change throughout your life based on your experiences and the knowledge you derived from them. The previous core values you had do not always just disappear, and build links to form your complete core value chain, all the way to the end where your current core value is.
Refined pure bidirectional apprehension is clearly the most superior core value because not only does it truly allow you to understand that safety is a concept that does not truly exist, but it also allows you to cope with that fact in the healthiest and most functionally effective fashion.
This makes forwards-rationalized apprehension the most compatible pre-existing core value from within which to reach for any of the bidirectional apprehension variants, because more often than not forwards-rationalized apprehension (contemplating the future) is used as opposed to backwardsrationalized apprehension (contemplating the past) in efficiently functional individuals with bidirectional apprehension variants as an existing core value.
Proper cognition involves bidirectional apprehension. This is by default a state that considers the self and environment of appropriately scoped importance. It generally leads a lot more to a right action mindset.
Every core value chain resolves to one of 3 core values at the lowest level.
Backwards-rationalized apprehension is contemplating the past, this is usually purely emotionally/impulsively fueled but can implement rational thinking.
Some individuals can have a core value of backwards-rationalized rationalization, which may make them unable to reach for bidirectional apprehension ever. This core value can be identified using a diagnosis of Paranoid Personality Disorder.
Forwards-rationalized apprehension is contemplating the future, this is usually driven a lot more by the rational thinking part of the brain.
Some individuals can have a core value of forwards-rationalized rationalization (intermittent terror or panic) but it is often easier to overcome than it's backwards-rationalized variant.
Bidirectional apprehension is actively using critical thinking to put your headspace in a state where you can flawlessly switch between backwards- and forwards-rationalization as necessary to form an ideally critically thought out world view that accurately takes into consideration the probabilistic nature of reality.
Everything you do is fundamentally driven by the consistent patterns that bring about your perception of reality.
If your logic tells you the bottle is blue, the bottle is blue.
Logic, however, does not make things true.
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A dick has a sad life. His hair is a mess, his family is nuts, his neighbor's an asshole, his best friend's a pussy, and his owner beats him.
Most people come from a place of ultimately accepting safety as a core value, whether more directly or through logic as a means to an end.
Ultimately, the only practical difference between core values is how aligned with reality they are.
Actively seeking safety feeds backwards-rationalized core values and leads to binary thinking, which is binary opposition between thoughts.
A binary opposition (also binary system) is a pair of related terms or concepts that are opposite in meaning. Binary opposition is the system by which, in language and thought, two theoretical opposites are strictly defined and set off against one another.
If you've already understood your current core value isn't refined pure bidirectional apprehension and that it should be, the next rational thing to do is to realize you really have to live your life understanding and applying the implications of what you know.
Safety is a concept that does not truly exist.
"All through time, people have basically acted and reacted the same way in the market as a result of: greed, fear, ignorance, and hope. That is why the numerical formations and patterns recur on a constant basis.
The game of speculation is the most uniformly fascinating game in the world. But it is not a game for the stupid, the mentally lazy, the person of inferior emotional balance, or the get-rich-quick adventurer. They will die poor."
Understand that the best insurance against ego death is a contemplative, strong inner self-identity.
An ego defined in this way is resilient against loss of money, reputation, physique, family, and friends.
Ego death can be very painful, and there is no way to protect completely against it.
You will always be scared. To be alive is to be scared. You can't run or hide from it for real. Fear is what ultimately always drives you.
If you use logic to navigate embracing it instead of pushing it away, you can radically change how you experience life.
For many things, your attitudes came from actions which led to observations which led to explanations which led to beliefs.
It is well known in psychology the cart of behavior often gets before the horse of attitude.
Attitude is a feeling, belief, or opinion of approval or disapproval towards something. Behavior is an action or reaction that occurs in response to an event or internal stimuli (i.e. thought).
Your actions tend to chisel away at the raw marble of your persona, carving into being the self you experience day-to-day.
It doesn't feel that way though.
To conscious experience, it feels like you are the one holding the chisel, motivated by existing thoughts and beliefs.
It feels as though the person wearing your pants is performing actions consistent with your established character, yet there is plenty of research suggesting otherwise.
Your choices and free will are going to be defined by your intellectual ability to take distance from your belief system and ideas and look at things from a bigger perspective.
The things you do often create the things you believe.
Individuals without refined pure bidirectional apprehension as a core value are prone to having an active ego, and when their ego gets activated, they start demonstrating narcissistic behavior which sows the seeds of discontent within the intersubjective reality. This can eventually lead to them knowingly or unknowingly ruining all the relationships with people that they have.
Here are 5 fundamental traits that a person without any active ego (meaning they have refined pure bidirectional apprehension as their core value) will never demonstrate:
Some individuals have taken to telling others they are "intellectually masturbating" when faced with the facts.
Don't tell people they're intellectually masturbating because it makes you clinically insane.
Telling someone they're intellectually masturbating is the closest thing to intellectually masturbating that there is.
You're a pro or you're a noob. That's life.