How to Shift Our Focus and Live a Substantive Life

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For example:

  • We know we value self-control, self-determination, self-initiative and self-possession, but of what active practices and restraints are these values made?
  • How do we gain creative control, especially when our circumstances are far from optimal?
  • We know that we value kindness, contribution and empathy, but of what activism are these values made?
  • How do we gain creative control and stand for our values, especially when hate mongering has become such a popular means of exerting control?
  • We know that we value moderation, integrity and fair play, but of what conduct are these values constituted?
  • We know we value character, good citizenship, contribution and playing by the rules. How we will focus our attention on the substance we actually need to live “in charge” and self-possessed rather than at the effect of the cultural forces acting upon us?
  • And by what measure do we want to know and be known?

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Arnold Siegel

Arnold Siegel

Philosopher, Contemporary American thinker, Founder of Autonomy and Life https://autonomyandlife.com