Nature or Idealism

I had been involved in many distractions, and was either unable or let's just say reluctant to write. School has of course taken up a great deal of time and of attention but there have been some adventures also. Perhaps I will get around to relating some of them at some later time, but not now I think.

It really is a question of how the writing goes when once it begins. With this kind of writing exercise or should I say project, one never knows at the beginning how it will turn out in the end. Decisions are made as and when they occur. For example, I have just been thinking that it might be a good idea to avoid as much as possible the use of punctuation, which tends to interrupt the flow of the message, and lead to a jerky prose style. However, naturally, one should never deliberately flout the rules of good grammatical style for a mere idea.

This leads on to the main point of this article. The conflict between nature and idealism. As many of you will know, I am a firm believer in nature over idealism. Of course, this needs to be explained, and again, of course, this is partly what this blog is all about, in its totality.

The reason it needs to be explained is because the words nature and idealism have almost as many different meanings as the number of people who use them. Fortunately however, there are not too many people who actually do use such words, because most people do not think. I mean they do not think at all. They react, they do as they are told, they follow the herd. This is an observable fact.

Back to the dichotomy. Nature/idealism. Actually, some one might argue that instead of nature it should be named naturalism, but I hate that word, I detest it. So nature/idealism. Now those readers who have any kind of background in the religions which revere the Book, that is, the Bible, as it's often called, will be aware that the foundational creation myth in that tradition is that of a Garden, wherein mankind, embodied in the persons of Adam and Eve, lived a life of pure joy and simplicity and innocence in a beautiful natural garden that was tended and cared for by God. However this was not to last, because of the introduction of ideas. Their idealism, their belief that they could think for themselves, their independence was what caused all the problems that came later. So mankind's idealism is the cause of all the world's woes. The placing of an idea above the teachings of nature.

As Europe descends once again into civil war, this time maybe the last and most enduring one of all, and America is on the brink of ceasing to exist as a nation, and these things happening as a result of the crass incompetence, treachery and stupidity of politicians in what are fondly believed to be "democratic" countries, it is a legitimate question to ask, is it not now time for each and every person to make the decision in their own life to return to nature, and to abandon once and for all the destructive adherence to ideas and ideologies which has led us to the situation we now are in.


Winton Bates said...

Perhaps it might help to read something optimistic e.g. Matt Ridley's latest book, 'The Rational Optimist'.

Aimee said...

@WintonBates Thank you for the advice. I shall definitely consider it...