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A Chronicle of Iatrogenic Education

Intro

I set out on this journey for my own private sanity preservation, writing is therapeutic for me. So a lot of this log is very raw in terms of writing, thoughts, and emotions. The minimal polishing I did was simply in the interest of accurately conveying my thoughts/experiences but I did my best to not filter out the intensity. With that said, you may see flaws in logic, unhealthy hyperbole and patterns of thought that may be cause for concern. They concern me too, they should concern everyone. That’s my point in unapologetically sharing this.

With that said, I appreciate…


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Next to money, love is arguably one of the most powerful drivers of human behavior. Yet it is one of the most beetle-in-a-box-y words in the english language. It is largely spoken about as a universal phenomenon but it seems to manifest in so many different ways, how can it be the same? Are we all talking about the same thing when we talk about love?

The Greeks tackled this issue by creating all kinds of words for different loves. Interestingly, if one reads all these different definitions it is easy to acknowledge the peculiarity that some cultures use the…


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I feel the meaning of life; the importance of identity; the salience of free will; the inevitability of failure; and the virtue of humility. But these are mere feelings that I struggle everyday to actually think and talk about. None of these perspectives are substantive until they are put into words, to be shared and developed with others. When striving to talk about these fibrils of human life, however, people are oftentimes siloed in their view. It takes asking the right questions to motivate them to think critically and break their stagnation.

So why do people become siloed? I believe…


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Death. A forbidden topic in American culture. Yet it is such a fundamental part of being human. Many would like to die of old age at home, surrounded by loved ones. But dying of “old age” is a pleasant illusion that turns into an unpleasant illness.

That’s alright though because I can still die at home surrounded by loved ones, right? I guess should express those wishes to them. But won’t it be awkward to discuss my imminent mortality with my loved ones? …


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In the book Lila, Robert Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality (MoQ) asserts 4 fundamental hierarchical systems of quality, from lowest to highest quality: Physics, Biology, Society, and Intellect.

The Physics to Intellect Evolution

Biology has hijacked physics. This is evident by the fact that biology makes higher energy/ordered particles despite the laws of thermodynamics which dictate that everything must progress toward lower energy/order. From a physics standpoint, the inception of life doesn’t make any sense yet science tells us that physics is the fundamental characterization of how the world works. These higher energy molecules serve a distinct purpose in perpetuating biology. Presumably this happens because biological…

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