Previously, I shared my admitted praises towards Veganism. They respect and recognises Economics; from both numerically and statistically pragmatic realisations that – effective global-wide food supply sustainability – must inevitably be overseen via Quantified means of production and distribution.
But no, my thoughts are not finished yet. Because I’m still seeing helpless (perhaps subjectively dying) people who still persists on fighting the “good” fight. Blindly and anxiously – towards the “most–statistically-simplistic-solution.”
My concern thus still persists at witnessing those constricting such a pedestrian mindset. Either one extreme way or another. “Mission” or “Submission”. Without cycling inbetween realms of one to another as self-brainstorming processes.
Hence why I am extending this feature write up into three sections. Because after all we’ve come nearing to a conclusion. That “conclusion” is my proposed array of “solution/s” and reminder/s.
Again and again – No, I am not an engineer, scientist or chemist so decoratively labelled with labels BsC, Hnr, PhD, Proff, Gnr, Cmd, Dr. Md, Sr., Snr in front of my name claiming to know all there is at solving the World’s Problems. I have won absolutely no medals of “prestige”, or of “honor”throughout much of my life be it from childhood all the way to at present as I am typing this. Irrespective if readers are to “take it” or “leave it”. I can’t speak for every’body’ and hence shall leave everything I write here for others to pragmatically submit and willingly own – their own consequences for affirmed transitions away from Pedestrian Normalcy and excess Institutionalisation.
Well, given my love affair with disclaimer is once again complete – let us begin.
What ‘do’ we do? (Long Term)
The most difficult thing/s – first. Telling someone what to “do” assumes a series of plan/s, or oversights at addressing an ever present concern, or a looming – predicament.
Suffice to say to trigger such curiosity is to ask ourselves a question. How do we best quell our differences besides prolonged anger, contempt and divisions?
My answers to that comes in three variations. All of them bear the same thing. The word “leave“.
Leave us alone. Leave each other – alone.
Let us dissect what a ” solution” means. It is all but merely a “matter” of dissolve from two or more matters – into one.
Absorb, contain and keep whatever you feel that is relevant and sufficient to “you”. But don’t throw the “rest” against others just to rationalise your belief why “this” or “that other” solution is not working on any-body – other than your own.
For many whom are vegan reading this – “us” also mean – fellow human beings. Do not extrapolate, towards many other physiologies as a gospel – simply from the basis of your own experiment – as Correctness Hierarchy (more on this later).
Leave Nature to their own rightful, variable interpretation of “chaos”. Exercise “Creativity” and “Egos” – with caution.
We have no right to keep tinkering or excessively trespassing or bypassing Nature’s symbiotic processes and/or dare to re-coordinate “Chaos” through emotions.
Why am I so drawn to seeing volcanoes erupting or the force of that of an impending black hole, swallowing entire stars? It’s powerful. Fascinating. Thrill. Yet only – In the visualised safety and Creativity – of documentaries. Yet if I am “out there”? Extremely frightening. An assuredly – deadly outcome should I were helplessly contextualised within such force of chaos.
“Creativity” is insidiously akin to pornography. The chasing of something at a decrement of something else.
Creativity can however be deadly. Within sky-high penthouses and corporate glass walls receptions – the notion of “Death” increasingly becomes no object of fear if insured by “money” – however accumulating the higher floor you sit on from each every pay rise once a year. To borrow from Gordon Gecko – “Greed” is “good”.
In the minds of CEOs in sharp tailored suits and leather briefcases – greed “works” as both panacea and insurance against Death itself. Before then all the Nature’s side effects – rise in Triglycerides, gluttony, inflammation, anxiety, drug abuses and brain damage beneath all that tailored fabric takes over.
Hence, Creativity; through “market efficiency”.Why do you think the most ruthless investors have brain damage?
We also then have to question our egos from sparking our creativity in the first place.
Why do people keep trying to climb the world’s highest peak? Yet many dies on their way down? Who or what are we really doing this for? In the name of “Moral” charity?” or “Who-dares-wins”? Are our (almost fetish-like) Thrill-seeking egos really are that powerful over Nature itself?
“Who-Dares-Wins” or “X-Factor” needs no life long audience. Likewise, “The Guinness Book of Records” only records egoistic, numeric fetishes of just simply that – “Record” best event.
You can down over gallons of apple juices, 25 bananas per day, a crate of watermelons per day – just to evidently prove you do not get diabetic from all that fructose intake. Flawless victory. Now do we need to further weaponise our egos based on that prowess / feat? Is your own proof of n=1 a deservedly extrapolated rationality against others who differ to your pursuits simply from not consuming that much fruits?
Are you thus a model of “needs”? or a model of “wants”?
All these distractions coerces us to make comparisons; playing with us, teasing us, flirting with us – to inch and change our interpretations so insidiously – from wants to needs. And needs – to wants.
Let all “distractions” go. Let “them” – they-“selves” – implode on their own narcisism.
Be your own – Self-Authentic potentialities and respectful limitations. Even if you are a preparing for a body building contest show despite plummeting thyroid levels, low body temperature, sky-high cortisol levels – respect your limits.
Each of us have to think individually on our own two feet and one brain, not on behalf of others eight billion (and counting) legs arms and brains – all at reconciling what enough means at an individual level. This involves being pragmatic. Such as me eating deplorable year-expired TVP to make way for the next mortgage payment. If adverse effects occur, note them firmly in mind or in paper, explore and instigate what has been missed previously.
Revise. And repeat.
What ‘can’ we do ‘right-now’? (Short Term)
Now, asking what we “can” do – assumes that something is already in some remote capacity – available within all of us. However of course – “can” is a temporary affirmation and thus – likely resorted out of resources subject to cyclical interpretations between what is pragmatically possible and what’s not so possible.
…And that “Resource”? It’s already biologically potentiated within all of us.
Hence, I hereby propose immediate solution for all – to consider Intermittent Fasting.
‘It’ does not ‘discriminate’ whether you are a vegan or not. All is left at your own metabolic and physiological conditioning – over what you’ve consumed thus far.
Following from our long-term “solution” – simply “leave” what “Nature” knows best. Try leaving all “selves” – on their own accord. Short term, cyclical basis.
….And remain objectively content and focused towards your own daily meritocracies.
Fear is temporary. But set all your priorities – as your alleviations to Fear itself.
For many people, skipping meals is akin to rebelling against religion. Yes, I know – “fear” is analogous to any experiences unexplored. Simply a way of life and sustenance; uncharted.
Indeed, for the many unacquainted – fasting brings about all sorts of “fears” – in form of impeding, and prolonged – hunger. Because they most likely associate hunger with notion of consuming food to pass the “time” itself. Fasting is indeed – a whollistical state of painful realisation during training session/s, exhiliration of ups and downs as you clear your To-Do lists and Inbox, and then mix it all off with state of “nothingness” both in mind and stomach – all of these; happening in any given day.
A convoluted and confusing suggestion I know. But just as I implore years beforehand – “Ketosis” – like fasting – is a moment of neutrality and consistent realisation at keeping questions over what you can or cannot – do. Hour to hour. Day to day.
Regardless, at first I thought all this Fasting is simply impossible. Yet inevitably with trials and errors long forgotten since dawn of Christmas morning in 2017 (whilst everyone still hungover) – five months forward I managed to break my very first 19 hours+ fasting break time ever on my life. On my 33rd birthday.
Fasting reinforces and reminds – that food is a reward pending to help presently reconcile and rationalise – what life is. You will get to eat. After all, my book implores – that “food” rationalises and compartmentalises everything there is within you at interpreting everything of life as they currently manifest. Hence, a symbiosis of both in-terpretation and re-manifestation.
That…. is all I offer as clues on what “to” (Implying Long Term) and what we “can” (Implying Short Term) – consider as possible solutions.
Next, I offer something else as further reminder to us all what Violence and Peace – laterally means.
“Peace” is Contextual sufficiency.
I have written in my Book that “Violence” is the end pathological manifestation – that something is nutritionally – unfulfilled from achieving all microcosmic biological systems needed to thus act live and homeostatically survive – on its own accord.
Like a candle helpless if exposed against the wind. But hope springs anew if enclosed and nurtured contextually in peace – away from threats and/or forces beyond its dimming capacity.
For any “agreement” to occur – multiple things must be mutually met and fulfilled through principles of sufficiencies. Any biological interpretation of “enough” however; is bound to vary. Anything affects everything. Both directly and indirectly. Anything from outside in – triggers the rest from inside out.
External quantified influences – seem to control more of our own consciousness than us ourselves – controlling each of them as our own. Our definition of “enough” further tainted and governed by opinions of the populace.
A resulting Sociology which we no longer respect other human beings as sapients. But as numerics (or instrumental “capital”) to control and coerce just for Quantifying each of our own Survivorship validations. The more numbers? The better. All “Numbers” if somewhat extremely helpful to an Economist – remain deceiving and elusive.
Interestingly – Nature has “no say” or “interpretation” what numbers is. Many discussion/s rightfully puts this concern to the spotlight – are “numbers” – an evolutionary product of culture?
However, only human beings have the capacity to use this knowledge of Economics and Mathematics – as opportunist contempts for dominance. All contempts breeds divisions. The more we distance ourselves away over beliefs or disbeliefs – the more seemingly discontent we end up as a result that we already are seeing today – as righteousness / “Correctness” hierarchy.
What does all this have to do with Veganism? We must remain attuned to Reality based onto each one and our only self contained “selves”. “Morality”; whilst appealing and convincing – is only an extension of interpretive faith from one’s favor against others.
“Peace” is potentiated within each and everyone of our own seven billion and counting – physiologies.
To say that you need everyone else to agree with you, however – is coercion. Utterly helpless, and violent – coercion.
Thus, “Violence” is Contextual Insufficiency.
To further coerce is not Unity. It implies hint and beginning thirsts & fantasy – for Tyranny.
I worry that what we’ve consumed becomes a remanifestation to further rationalising – warring thoughts as moral supremacy. This to me hints that greed – is somehow built into the unnourished psyche of the insecure. Yes, I understand that Veganism “speaks on behalf” of all animal kingdom, yet “kingdom” in the interpretations of Nature – has no hierarchy. Yet we imbue it with such methaphors anyway to characterise and sentimentalise everything to the point whereby everything has a level of “correctness”.
Once again, Correctness Hierarchy.
The world thus today truly saddens me, even without knowing the identities of the victims involved; entire families, omni-eating families – are continuously threatened by individuals claiming as “social justice” cells.
Perhaps they – those Social Justice “cells” – have been granted (either by “rank” or by populist “votes”) some righteous powers acting on behalf of Humanity as “Thought Police” – much akin to Orwell’s “1984”.
If Veganism feels “right” for anyone reading this far – then I expect them to remain authentically Content; without ever the need to Contempt – over others differing nutritive exploration/s towards finding their own contextual synergies. Own and instigate your Own conflicts.
But do not ever dare to try – harmonise or contain – contextual chaos outside your confidence.
A final yet sombre thought…
A “Sapient” is beyond a shorthand, anthropological reference to human ancestors. It’s a reminder to who we are potentially as wise – being/s.
However, suppose if we have a technology to transport a Neanderthal to our present day…
…He’d fell shocked at how uncooperative, and distant we really are against each other. Scratching his head in convolution; for witnessing that we are their future reflection. Their pending, future selves.
“Vegans” or not – they just shared resources. Meats. Bones. Milk. Fruits. Vegetables. Tubers. Dietary “Movement?”, “Ideology?”, “Religion”? The primal man likely stays silent. For he’d simply survived – through exchanging and meeting each other’s primal admissions and principles.
Looking at our present world – I’d wager – he’d not look forward for whatever “news” he brings back to the village.