There, I said it! Since yesterday and today I've been thinking about what my political philosophy truly is. I've been trying to distill it into its
most basic unit. I've been toying with the idea of Libertarianism (there have been some recent threads). I think that there's too much of a
possibility of abuse. I've been toying with the idea of Socialism. Socialism, is good in theory, but same thing, I think that there's too much of a
possibility of abuse. So I've come to the realization that if I could form a perfect society, the only constraint I would put on it is enforced
meditation. Every other thing besides that is a detail that I believe would be worked out.
First, I believe that it really is hard to enforce something like that. I think that there is a very strong possibility of someone lying and saying
that they've meditated when they have not. I would just have to say that I feel that a fully actualized society that has this built into it, would be
able to spot this in someone, and would be able to do whatever seems fit short of murder, injury and torture to that person. So I guess a better way
to term it would be to passionately encourage everyone to meditate. This is the only kink that would have to be worked out, as far as how to implement
Second, the question is, if I believe in meditation being enforced upon people, what is my definition of meditation? For me, meditation is looking
inward, and/or focusing on something, and/or deeply contemplating something, and/or training your mind to be aware of something. Now this can be
anything from traditional meditation, to thinking deeply about the works of Shakespeare or the Bible (or any written text), it may also be deep
contemplation of a certain philosophy and even intense prayer. I personally don't believe that the Bible is the word of truth, but anyone who would
want to meditate on it is free to believe that if they want.
As mentioned, I believe that the benefits would be a fully actualized and healthy society. The society would be most likely healthy physically,
mentally, and/or spiritually (depending on if you believe in the spirit).
So, there it is! These past few weeks I've become a militant believer in meditation; the only thing that I would wish upon a society.
I may not be able to read or reply to your comments soon as I'm going to bed pretty soon and I have a long day tomorrow. So don't get mad at my
seeming listlessness. Can't wait to see your comments! Good night!