Guiding Factors and Principles.
Nature placed animals and human beings on this earth,
and as a consequence they now exist.
Survival aids existence.
In fact, survival is absolutely necessary for continued existence on this earth or any other planet. This is the difference between life and inanimate objects.
So, as a first principle, say, a principle of life,
we have survival, and from this principle other principles follow.
This may seem a little over elemental at this point, but the further we go the
more obvious the principle of principles becomes.
The reason for this is that principles exist, in a sense,
parallel to a law of cause and effect.
In fact, principles exist as a result of cause and effect.
If life exists, survival is necessary.
Survival is necessitated as an effect of life existing.
In this principle, the existence of life is the cause, and the necessity of survival is the effect.
Drafted 5 August, posted 5 August, 2016.
Cause and Effect
Cause and effect is the fundamental principle necessary for understanding anything to which we may apply intelligence. It is a fundamental requirement as a basis for any honest and true understanding of anything. Furthermore, it is the essential building block of any logical thought process. Any other basis gives effect only to fake reality and untruth.
Logical thought, faithfully based upon cause and effect, builds reason.
No dishonest thought process can be based upon honest logical thought using cause and effect as it's component parts. Nor can faithful and correct conclusions arise from thought processes that are not based on honest logic.
Components of the above may seem obvious. However the importance of keeping everything founded upon logic based upon cause and effect can never be over stated, nor overstressed, and so they must be instilled into the very thought processed of people before the thoughts of the people can follow truth and reality accurately.
Aesthetics and Words
It is possible to construct sentences that sound perfectly plausible in their meaning and content. These may be placed next to other sentences that sound likewise plausible and correct in meaning and content.
Each separate sentence may sound good, and a good sounding sentence that becomes recognisable to many and that then accumulates its own familiar sound can become a presumed fact in the parlance of the day. These are called clichés.
Clichés often start out as summaries of known groups of logic and fact, but a steady evolution of meaning and logic in them are mutate clichés into ever more inaccurate statements yet can remain accepted as statements of reality, or fact.
In the time that has elapsed since the Second World War politicisation of people and institutions in the United Kingdom, for example, have corroded much of the straightforwardness of speech and thinking. Clichés have now formed for some people the language of their time, and the limit of their reasoning powers.