Philosophy – “Why Human Responsibility is the Enemy of Progress” – 11/11/2020

“No human could immediately correct themselves, without needing convenience. Whereas, no human could form wisdom, without an extended time in suffering.”

– Modern Romanticism

To think science would be needed, if there was a way for all humans to “grow up”, is the definition of ignorance. All humans, when errored or imperfect, displaying such in their actions, when observed by scientific eyes are granted as an idea for a correction. A correction. For to correct the error of a human, is progress. Is it “progress” to say that a human has been corrected of their error, through immediate convenience. We can also say that the human form, full of errors, is the definition to things so instantaneous, like lust, exiting as quick as it entered. As it is, all human bodies enter and leave this world like the flicker of lightning. To differ the body from the mind is to differ a “temporary” aspect from an “infinite” aspect.

We could not be errored beings, without our bodies. Not at all could we be understanding of our imperfections, of our flaws, without in the knowledge that such is seen in the mirror. Of our flesh, of what has been sculpted, perhaps to the detail of an amateurish artist. We can protect, out of love, though against what if we never interact, if we live alone?

Human interaction is the necessity to which a person finds error. Through observation, we see error, we criticize it, and then find a need to correct. Though, on the side of progress, wisdom is never for its sake. As in, wisdom does not heed progress’s wish. That is, for progress seeks correction of every imperfection, instantly. It is to the same example of a wound, needing its bleeding to quit. For when the act of pressure to the wound was performed, it was immediate in its desire, as quickly as the wound was observed to be severe.

Wisdom would tell a person to find a dutifulness in responsibility. Wisdom would tell a person to not commit the same fault, twice. Wisdom would tell a person that error is inevitable, and thus, should not be believed it can be extinguished, in absolution. It would be the case, upon two occasions: love or death, making either the time when we stop seeing errors, and consent to the outcome.

It is then that wisdom makes the human not needing progress, not needing science. For if all humans were wise, heeded the need to be responsible, no immediacy of science’s offered conveniences would be necessary. It is rather a petty revelation, to which science only exists to offer convenience, at the absence of wisdom, and the continued existence of human error. For the more errors that scientific eyes can notice, the more there is to correct. It would indeed take more time, to form wisdom. Though, to what science offers, makes time our greatest impatience, and the immediate moment making our greatest desire for a cure.

5 thoughts on “Philosophy – “Why Human Responsibility is the Enemy of Progress” – 11/11/2020

  1. Your name is Modern Romanticism, but with this level of prose, it should be Modern Philosopher.

    I will admit, some of what you described flew over my head (I blame my tired, errored mind), but I really loved the points you made.

    When we really get down to it, human error is all we have. Think of stories, of medicine (to certain extents), wars, laws put into place. If we were to simplify the reason for these occurrences, it would indeed be human error. The examples I mentioned are to correct (to the best it can) or prevent human error or wrong-doing.

    I liken science to what is offered to us like from nature’s breast. Discoveries, experiments, re-tests and trials. Explanations for phenomena (Scientific theory) and direct statements based on observation (Scientific laws)—these are the things we have to go over in the beauty of creation having existed or that will be founded, a logical reasoning enough for why and how, and the faults of humanity (either unintentional or intentional).

    Human interaction is a necessity. Without it, we succumb to our patterns and ignorance. You make a great point about how human interaction brings out the best and worst of human errors. The choice lies if we find it is from us or the other, and we must also know what to do with this information to make a decision.

    I won’t bore you to death with my analysis. Your prose intrigued me very much and it’s beautiful in the way you describe these occurrences of humanity. It’s complex, thoughtful, and captivating. I love how your prose and poetry contrasts. Beautiful and thoughtful writing, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this piece.

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    1. Thanks so much for this comment. I rarely receive comments, like these, on my “Philosophy” posts. 😀

      To elaborate…

      I truly believe science would be obsolete and even needless, were each human be able to be totally responsible. I do believe that with a promotion of scientific achievement, choice, and Democracy comes with a slow decline into a total human lack of wisdom. It is because, if humans were to be completely wise, we’d not have a need for “progress”. Some people say, “Practice makes perfect” while others say, “Progress makes perfect.” Though, what purpose does progress have, if not kept at a fast rate of its coming accomplishments?

      Ever since I heard it, I’ve adored this quote, “Knowing yourself is not about achieving everything or becoming perfect. It’s about knowing what you are and aren’t capable of.”

      Yet, it is science that looks upon the imperfect human form, exploits people insecurities to the mere “benefit” of someone else, to one day perfect each of these errors. Imagine if all sicknesses were cured by science, or if all sadness were to be wiped clean? We’d be left with a realization. That is, why did we not use our mind, over our body? It is because the body is a tool, meant to be used. The mind, however, is our gift of understanding and perception, among our wisdom to not make the same mistake, twice.

      The human body is imperfect. The human mind is what I view to be something so perfect, were a person to never judge themselves, nor judge others based on themselves.

      To refer to the quote, in this post, “No human could immediately correct themselves, without needing convenience. Whereas, no human could form wisdom, without an extended time in suffering.”

      The quote references “convenience”, which is what science offers. Conveniences, for instant treatment, at the cost of wisdom. Wisdom is always attained through an extended period of suffering. Humans attain wisdom through time and suffering. Long contemplation on woes, on heartache, on sadness and depression, makes a person inevitably wise. As in, we wizen up to the mistakes we’ve made, rather than relying on convenience for the sake of an instantaneous treatment.

      So… we’ve got the instant, versus the infinite, in that quote. Thus, the difference between body and mind. 🙂

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  2. Progressivism too has been rampant in economics and politics. And however fast we progress we go past human nature and truth. Today I see is alienated and contranatural. I join your motion to return to wisdom. And think it is more human than man’s attempt at manipulating nature. Soon there will be no “human” but only what progress left in its brutal trail.

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    1. The “living in the moment” mindset is too much like addict’s mentality. The addict is not wise, simply due to that they care little for the long-term affects of their addiction. All addicts, when deep in their cravings, care just for the short-term pleasure. This also defines “consumerism”, which seems to follow suit with “progressivism”.

      The more we can consume, the more we actually slow our minds, and pack our bodies. For of knowledge, among the stockpiles to it, it is always things meant to be “beneficial” for these flawed bodies of ours, because it would be wisdom that improves our minds.

      To not make the same mistake twice, is not what an addict can accomplish, as an addict. Therefore, they rely on what gives them pleasure, for that short-term. “Living in the moment” is an outdated concept, as far as I can see it. Again, it’s an addict’s mindset, causing people to turn to external material reliance, rather than to the immaterial reliance that relates to wisdom and understanding.

      If we do not understand, then we are deceived, continually led into some other pleasure. As progress leads, it finds something else so-called “beneficial” for the body. Though, progress cannot benefit the mind, because nothing besides wisdom could benefit it. But, wisdom is against progress, because it halts its own trail.

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  3. That addictive tendency and attempt to find some satisfaction in body explains a lot of my anguish. This damn body just ain’t perfect able and it’s pleasures don’t last too long. But if it’s all I have then my ego (self image) is disgusted and with much angst. And I’d say that is true today for many of us.

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