It is rare we make decisions that represent our true desires; as conformists in well-defined structures, our rights to free will has been usurped by the systems that govern us. Dismally, we contemplate carrying out rights or privileges which are mere fragments of inner desires, but the reality of assigned roles and identifications commands us to accept a filtered notion of human reality. Reality is largely comprised of many social constructs, several of which are referred to as systems, created by men for men. Hence, all things created by men are subject to the scrutiny of other men.
Many of us live our lives as traditionalists, although liberated in body we willingly give our minds to be controlled and positioned within the state’s notion of successful citizens. Even as I write, we are all lost in pursuit of ourselves, since despite our scholarly specializations and innermost passions, the systems have obliged all of us a single map with many roads to individual successes. How can we know who we are when those who reign as the epistemological sovereigns, deny men their freewill by imposing such a system on men while they are yet unborn? While still babies in the womb we manage to bargain with our independence, the right to live independent lives. Taxation without representation. The struggle to know thyself is confronted with the struggle to be thyself, and the systems of this world are the all-powerful marionettist that string along human desire through deception.
Some say a world without systems will lead to chaos; this then creates the inevitable conclusion that systems even by default assure us of a less chaotic life. In turn, less chaotic does not suggest the complete absence of chaos. Therefore, one is left deprived from his natural liberty, since the system chooses for men the level to which he will risk or explore his own human existence.
These systems have moved beyond simply delegating the activities of our lives, now they assume the title of “Human Life”. In many ways the systems have defined life and mankind, to discover the latter is to discover the former, merely puppets in the play of life. These systems are the organizations, structures, laws and regulations that govern human behavior and cognition. In a world where the majority of the citizenry conforms and acknowledges such a system as legitimate, the will to overcome is individual in nature.
In order to know life outside the systems one must first deny what seems like the most basic truths. One must learn to trust instinct and conscience; it is the nature of all men to thrive and survive. Humans are social beings seeking love and refuge among those of similar kind. The systems that control men are intrusive in nature, endeavoring to forcefully acquire the minds of men. The systems that control us are the ones that have acquired our minds. The acceptance of one’s inferior position in systems essentially caste, is an essential element of human exploitation. To know life outside the system is to neglect all that the system has indorsed as essential to human existence.
To desire a dwelling outside of the world’s systems reflect a willingness to know he who existed before the systems and the world. To abide outside the systems places one in solitude with the Lord.