1.1 The Individual
Nature contains an infinite quantity of matter charged with energy, which creates an unlimited multitude of forces, actions and reactions, tensions and equilibriums. The individual is a live part of nature; they possess sensorial ability, thoughtfulness and the ability to act consciously. By moving, nature creates sensorial advantages and disadvantages to the individual. The sensorial difference between the advantages and disadvantages forms the individual's needs.
The individual defines their needs by thoughts. By thoughts, the individual creates and accumulates the consciousness of the advantages and disadvantages of their attitude to nature. The thoughts about different conditions form different emotional states. When the state of the nature does not suit the nature of the individual, this creates in them an adverse sensorial and emotional tension that concentrates energy towards finding an appropriate state.
The individual mostly meets their needs by acting consciously. The intensity of their acting depends directly on the degree of the disadvantage. Small disadvantages induce a small moving energy, while big disadvantages that also bring into question their survival accumulate the entire individualís energy in their struggle for survival. The process of acting lasts as long as the individual has satisfied in full all their needs.
Satisfaction of the needs brings advantages that are proportionate to the intensity of surpassed disadvantages. Advantages appears in the form of relaxation from the inconvenient tension, in a sensorial and emotional satisfaction resulting in saturation. The ratio of the needs and saturation change periodically, with the intervals dependant on the nature of the needs. The period of saturation relieves the individual from their needs.
The individual depends on nature and is, therefore, not fully free. In its broadest sense, freedom represents a state of full independence and, accordingly, does not allow formation of needs. The individual having vital needs does not need freedom in the broadest sense. In a narrow sense, freedom is to be accepted as a state allowing the meeting of needs because the individual who cannot meet their needs are not free. Such freedom is a prerequisite for accomplishment of the individualís subsistence, for the development of their abilities, powers, cognition, and therefore the individual can and needs to have such freedom.
Nature has an unlimited power in relation to the individual; however, thanks to their biological development, the individual adapts to the movements of the nature and develops their abilities so that in normal natural conditions they can meet their natural needs. The individual can be free in nature. Their freedom is based on their ability to do what they want; however, such freedom depends on their cognition that they want what they can do.
During their lifetime, the individual acquires a multitude of favourable and unfavourable sensorial and emotional states arising from relations with nature. By controlling and putting in order their reflective determinations as regards the sensorial and emotional aspects of the life practice, they create knowledge about the conditions bringing advantages and disadvantages in nature. Knowledge formation is the individual's greatest ability. Knowledge understands the forming of objective definitions of the laws of movements in nature, the definitions that under equal conditions form equal reactions irrespective of the degree of advantage or disadvantage that such definitions create. Objective definitions present the laws of the movements in nature as they really are.
Knowledge gives power to the individual to meet their needs by a conscious and organized work. The individual opposes with work the disadvantages in nature, produces the means needed for their own survival and for the creation of major advantages. The working ability gives the individual a great power in nature.
Anything that creates advantages has its value. The individual accepts the value in cases where differences may exist between advantages and disadvantages, where needs are not satisfied or may be non-satisfied. The value is actually proportional to needs.
The work output has its usable or natural value. Natural value of the output meets the individual's natural needs linked with the survival and living standard. To the extent that the work brings advantages by itself, it has its usable value to that same extent. The individual's bright future is in finding work that brings major advantages in its duration because it reaches the essential advantages in that way. As a general rule, such advantages are more lasting and may also be more intensive than the advantages arising from consuming work results.
The individual defines by knowledge the regularity of movements in nature, and the more deeply they reveal them the more broadly they are able to apply their regularity. Knowledge gives the individual the power that is in its form unlimited in relation to nature. The more the individual develops knowledge, the more needs they can create and meet, the more control they have over the conditions forming their sensorial and emotional states. "The individual who knows" is able to discover and form their own progressive orientations, to live in harmony with their own nature, to rely on their own forces, to believe in their power and in themselves. Such an individual is able to understand their personal relationship with nature, to develop love with nature, to develop a constructive relationship with nature, to find pleasure in relationship with nature. Such an individual necessarily lives in harmony with nature. The more the individual knows, the more they meet their natural needs, the more balanced they are, the more they believe in conveniences, the more optimism they build toward life, the more relax, content, joyful they are for the fact that they live. Generally speaking this is a description of an individual who lives a natural productive life and as such can be easily recognized.
Wisdom is the highest level of knowledge. It is acquired only by the experience gained by normal natural living. The wise individual constantly satisfies their natural needs and therefore experiences a major saturation. They have everything they need, irrespective of the quantity and quality of what they have and are, therefore, satisfied. By overcoming the inconveniences, the conveniences also lose importance. In other words, where differences get smaller between the possible conveniences and inconveniences, the needs also get smaller. The more the individual knows the less need they have, which means that by living they come closer to freedom in its broadest sense.
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November 13, 2013