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I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path because it was written for normal people. People who aren't special. People who don't have tiger blood and Adonis DNA.
Originally posted by Eidolon23
Rule number #1 is for chumps. Shine as brightly as you can, regardless of your master's radiance.
Nicolas Fouquet, marquis de Belle-Île, vicomte de Melun et Vaux (January 27, 1615 – March 23, 1680) was the Superintendent of Finances in France from 1653 until 1661 under King Louis XIV. He fell out of favor with the young king, probably because of his extravagant displays of wealth, and the king had him imprisoned from 1661 until his death in 1680.
The Great Man Theory was a popular 19th century idea according to which history can be largely explained by the impact of "great men", or heroes: highly influential individuals who, due to either their personal charisma, intelligence, wisdom, or Machiavellianism utilized their power in a way that had a decisive historical impact. The theory was popularized in the 1840s by Scottish writer Thomas Carlyle, and in 1860 Herbert Spencer formulated a counter-argument that has remained influential throughout the 20th century to the present; Spencer said that such great men are the products of their societies, and that their actions would be impossible without the social conditions built before their lifetimes.
Untimely Meditations, Nietzsche writes that: "...the goal of humanity lies in its highest specimens
In Fear and Trembling, Kierkegaard writes that: "...to be able to fall down in such a way that the same second it looks as if one were standing and walking, to transform the leap of life into a walk, absolutely to express the sublime and the pedestrian -- that only these knights of faith can do -- this is the one and only prodigy."
"You must admit that the genesis of a great man depends on the long series of complex influences which has produced the race in which he appears, and the social state into which that race has slowly grown.... Before he can remake his society, his society must make him." —Herbert Spencer, The Study of Sociology
Ahhh...Charlie! LOL! Too Much! LOL! Charie is an ACTOR who began to believe that his actions had effect that went beyond entertainment.
I was talking about a method of effecting change that if used properly...has real beneficial results as well as discussing on this Topic the difference between being a True Alpha and thinking you are. Split Infinity
Originally posted by Jakes51
I look back on history, and all the instances of bad things happening as a result of what you brought up in your thread. I think of lynch mobs, soldiers being used as cannon fodder, people indoctrinated to perform some unspeakable acts, and so on so forth. Apparently, the cons far outweigh the pros by my estimation. Historically speaking of course. In a military sense, synchronicity serves its purpose, but applied to the general population it usually does more harm than good. Just my opinion.
Originally posted by Biliverdin
We know enough about group dynamics and social psychology to be able to introduce such a change, and we have learnt enough about the dynamics of inclusion to be able to work towards a common goal. And we have a whole plethora of mistakes to know what not to do too.
Insects cannot learn, we can. We don't need to conform to a externalised ideal in order to achieve cohesion, as Peck brilliantly demonstrates, we just need to understand that we can, if we combine, make a difference.
Durkheim was concerned primarily with how societies could maintain their integrity and coherence in the modern era.
Durkheim argues that the universal religious dichotomy of profane and sacred results from the lives of these tribe members: most of their life is spent performing menial tasks such as hunting and gathering. These tasks are profane. The rare occasions on which the entire tribe gathers together becomes sacred, and the high energy level associated with these events gets directed onto physical objects or people which then become sacred. The force is thus associated with the totem which is the symbol of the clan, mentioned by Durkheim in his study of "elementary forms" of religion in Aboriginal societies. Because it provides the tribe's name, the symbol is present during the gathering of the clan. Its presence during these scenes, the totem comes to represent both the scene and the strong emotions felt, thus becoming a collective representation of the group.
For Durkheim, religion is a fundamentally social phenomenon. According to Durkheim: "god and society are one of the same…the god of the clan…can be none other than the clan itself, but the clan transfigured and imagined in the physical form of a plant or animal that serves as a totem."
The group members experience a feeling of a loss of individuality and unity with the gods and according to Durkheim, thus with the group.