posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 04:30 PM
Consider the following philosophy:
The more information you know, the better. You understand more about yourself and the world through the information you constantly try to gain. You
believe that no information is too secret or private for you to know, yet you respect and acknowledge that you can keep secrets. Followers of the
philosophy show their merit by divining each others secrets.
Sounds pretty ATS, huh?
I thought this might be an interesting philosophy to evaluate. It is, for the most part, in contradiction to modern social standards in that it says
you may know anyone's secrets as long as you can figure them out. It is also in contrast to Taoism, which encourages un-learning:
In pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired.
In pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.
How would you lean?
Towards Tao or informationism?
Towards privacy or the divining of secrets?