To regain focus I have a routine step by step approach to thinking.
As soon as my perception is, at a given time, in a given place, confused, as it was when I read your long paragraph, I have that routine of stepping back, and then back, and then back, until there is a return to a perception that is no longer confused.
Have you ever been lost in the woods? I have, as a child, and it was an adventure. I was also once lost in a mine, and my light stopped working, another adventure. So I may be confused, or even frightened, but my brain, or my power of will, or whatever power that works, has worked to reason out the problem, and take actionable steps that solve the problem. I call it routine now.
In thinking, for example, I step back to at least one knowable fact. You have that ability, it isn't the same as mine. You can step back to scripture. I can step back to knowing, for a fact, that perception exists. If it is dark, I can hear. If it is confusing, I can see where things are not confusing. I can step back to merely perceiving, and then wait for something to make sense, to access creativity, or to meditate, or prey, or whatever word works to explain, from me, to you, a competitive routine, competitive in the sense that it is something done that is similar to your safe place.
Back to the lost in the woods analogy, I can tell you how that worked, as we were 3 in our group at the time, our ages were 6 years old, 7 years old, and 8 years old, if my memory serves me, and we were most certainly late for dinner. We were lost in the woods.
At some point in time it was fully realized by all three of us that we had wandered into unfamiliar territory and then the concept of leadership reared its ugly head. Whose fault was it? No, the 3 boys rivaled each other constantly, so the contest was to figure out the quickest way back to familiar territory. I don't remember who won, we agreed to climb a tree, and other experiments were tested, and eventually the adventure was over, returning to home and food, and a few harsh words from parents.
I miss my brothers company, which was almost constant in my youth, a competitive constant, and that is now replaced by imaginary competitors, my playing chess alone, and the occasional real competitor, teacher, student, discussion partner, including my wife, son, and daughter. You too - of course.
I go back to the known fact of perception, like climbing a tree and then, looking for the good of it, of that known fact, and not adding anything else to it. Off in the distance, I see something that looks like a familiar known fact, and then I go that way, and there it is, a known fact, a principle, and it never changes, it is always the same principle. I perceive. Every attempt to disprove it proves it instead.
Back to familiar territory, for me, I move one more step back onto the path back home and food. What is the next step?
Flip a coin?
I have no clue, never been here before, never LOST, and now I am LOST, and so I finally find a permanent home and food for thought, but I have nothing to think about, no where to go, nothing to do, so I call upon a random force to direct me on another path?
No, my next earned step, for years and years of earning, always the same step, as I step off of my foundation of "I perceive", there is a tried and true, competitive, highly competitive, never ever knocked off the spot of the best second step position, is the perception that life is good.
I don't need no coin. I don't need randomness to make the first step off my home base of "I perceive". I go right to "life is good" after "I perceive" without a second thought, but sometimes the second step is challenged, sometimes life is perceived as not being so good, so then I have to ask myself if there is anything to take the place of "life is good"? None, no competitor, so far, takes the place of "life is good", no matter how bad it currently looks bad, it can always look better in a few seconds - always so far.
You have scripture. When you share your scripture, to me, it sounds a whole lot like my routine of finding myself lost and then following a routine of no longer being lost, and being back on track.
I can go to more steps but the present concern is a flood of questions in one paragraph written in response to a method by which a sentence (offered by Griffin) is taken apart and understood. Your words wander off the discussion as I see it, or in other words, we have lost each other in the forest of words, and so I'm going to climb a tree and look for familiar ground and I see that sentence again:
“Ownership means the right to control something.”
The subject matter is Political Economy. The subject matter is a supposed Left versus a supposed Right in a battle to win the hearts and minds of the American people, or some other such wording that can fill paragraphs and law libraries until hell freezes over.
I go right to my Power Law as soon as the subject matter turns to Political Economy.
Air, or oxygen, is a POWER.
Take air away, no more POWER, every living thing requiring oxygen has none, and there is no more living for those formerly living things.
If God, or Jesus, or one person who happened to be watching for an asteroid, warns the human beings on earth of a pending event that takes half the oxygen away from the planet Earth, would that be an insolvable Political Economy problem IF God and Jesus give human beings the right to solve the problem?
Now, thinking with my brain, I demand principles, so I get back to that which works, principally, every time, in each case, without fail, so far.
The answer is maybe.
Power (oxygen) produced into oversupply (not in this case, oxygen is now taken away and oxygen is now scarce, not abundant) reduces the price of power (no, oxygen is now a very high price power because oxygen is now very scarce) while purchasing power increases (no, there is now not enough legal money on the planet to buy any more oxygen since the asteroid just took half of the supply on Earth) because power reduces the cost of production (no, now that half the supply of oxygen is gone, the human beings are having to spend a lot more cost breathing much harder to get enough oxygen to even think clearly, let alone make a cheeseburger).
So, you don't see, but I do. The capitalist dogma, the socialist dogma, and even Equitable Commerce (least dogmatic of the lot) is all DOGMA.
Air is a power. Who owns air?
Take it away, and what happens?
Before you get lost again, think about what was offered above, and then begin to apply the thinking to two more things, but I'm going to add a non-power thing, and then a power thing to the list, and I'll try to make sense of the reasoning for adding ONE NON POWER THING to the list.
In context with this:
Subject matter: Political Economy (which PERCEPTION is most competitive?)
3. Equitable Commerce
4. Power Equation (Joe's Law)
How does "Socialism" deal with air, chairs, and water?
How does "Capitalism" deal with air, chairs, and water?
How does "Equitable Commerce" deal with air, chairs, and water?
How does "Power" deal with air, chairs, and water?
Again: assuming that God/Jesus gives human beings (each is an individual example of the whole) the right to own THINGS.
Having gone through air, or oxygen, try the same experiment on chairs.
An asteroid nearly hits the Earth, it passes by so close, that it almost takes half the supply of oxygen from the Earth and almost injects half the supply of oxygen on earth out into space, leaving the human beings with the God/Jesus given right to solve that political economy problem, and then in another possible case of trouble, later on in human existence, half the chairs on the planet vanish suddenly by some mysterious force.
The Major News Networks refuse to even cover the story about all the missing chairs. Internet based news outlets like Prison Planet by Alex Jones is interviewing one of the government agencies responsible for inspecting chairs and there is an obvious cover up in progress. Alex Jones links the missing chairs to the CIA operating terrorists groups in the Middle East.
Work it out - please. I'll read whatever inventive things you can see, as you return to your safe place, and then as you diligently try to make sense of my convoluted perspective.
6. Salt and Pepper shakers
We can use the same illustrations applied to each THING on the list to find, if possible, any Natural Governing Principle that can be applied to those THINGS in human life on Earth.
We can do so because I'm telling you that the sentence is flawed.
That sentence works fine, for many people, when dealing with chairs.
What about air?
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