Saturday, March 06, 2010

Failure, Success, the Esteem of Self and Others

Reference : Self-Destructiveness as an Intended Feature of Liberalism

I am no good
They are all better
I am the best
They are all rubbish
Am, is, are
A Failure
A Success
A Winner,
A Loser.

They are winners,
So then must I be.
They are losers
So then must I be.

What is Failure or Success and how is it estimated in the Self and Others?

It is obvious that an individual prefers the self-esteem of success to the feeling of being a failure. Yet the design of a liberal civilization, as mentioned back in August 2008, depends on individuals self-estimating as failures and engaging in self-destruction or withdrawal from the Global Human Economic Machine. This is necessarily true by definition of liberalism, since individuals are free to continue without removal by their peers.

True liberalism does not, has never, and can never exist in any civilization, but its aspirations, such as Benign liberalism, do exist, and have transpired to produce some people, myself included, who are prone to self-estimate as failures. How? Because self-estimation as failure allows the machine of civilization to replace the failing individual's function, hence ensuring that the machine of civilization keeps running, while benign liberalism protects the failing individual (rather than discarding it), so allowing the failing individual to fulfil its reproductive cycle or be re-used in some other part of the machine.

This is all very well from the point of view from the machine, but what of the individual? Benign liberalism is a vague intention, with no guidebook, no cookbook, and barely anybody bothering to discuss it in this detail.

The failing individual, in order to be most useful, has of course to have opportunities for re-use in other parts of the Economic Machine. Just as importantly, the failing individual has to have limits of self-estimation of failure.

What is the use of a self-esteem of failure once you have been replaced and your failure does not jeopardize the rest of civilization's machine? For example, there is no use to "retired" people feeling like failures. By feeling neutral, they might even embark eventually on useful endeavours.

The self-esteem of Failure, after it is no longer needed, must be dampened by limits, which in a liberal civilization must be self-limiting.

Self-limiting self-estimations of Failure are corresponded with self-limiting self-estimations of Success.

I am a Success.
Use Me.
I am used
I am no longer either a Success or a Failure.
I continue to be used while knowing that I am free to fail.

I am a Failure
Replace Me
I am replaced.
I am no longer used
I am no longer either a Success or a Failure.
I am Free to Move On.

Success or failure in self-estimation relative to others is made in two ways -
the Transference of Success or Failure between the Self and the Others, and the Opposition of Success or Failure between the Self and the Others. For example, suppose there are two teams, Team A and Team B. I am on Team A, then Team A's Success or Failure transfers to me. Team B's Success or Failure does not transfer to Team A , but is opposed to Team A and its members.

These fundamental perceptions by our evolution in tribes (A We versus They Success/Failure estimation) does not meld well in a single Globalized civilization.
Why can't the Globalists understand this, or do they deliberately ignore and dupe us into accepting silly tribal substitutes like Global Football (Soccer) Teams to entertain our evolutionary nature?

I think some Globalists might not know what they do not understand, for they are missing this evolutionary inherent nature of tribalism that exists in most of us.

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