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The Philosophy of Voluntaryism
NVC: How to Build Bridges
Body language, tone of voice, inflection, word choice, and actual comprehended definition of a word can all affect the perspective of others we communicate with. Most importantly of all of these things is the difference between observation and judgment.
Please join us as we discuss Nonviolent Communication: How to Build Bridges, in episode 004 of The Philosophy of Voluntaryism
The Unintended Consequences of Taxation
What is the true cost of interjecting unwarranted coercion into peaceful acts?
That’s a huge question to answer. We break this down into smaller, yet still fairly big topics.
-The Broken Window Fallacy
-The Tragedy of the Commons
-How taxes coerce conformity in other aspects of life
-How tax funded regulations encourage poverty
002 The Importance of Peace
In this 2nd episode of the Philosophy of Voluntaryism we discuss the importance of peace.
Peace is a popularly invoked concept. It is discussed or raised from everyone to beauty pageant contestants to United Nations speakers and the war torn lands of Somalia to the creators of youtube content. Peace is important, but what is it?
There is more to peace than it being the end game. Peace is a means to an infinite number of ends. Peace is the multipurpose tool for the cognitively advanced mind which understands why it places value upon itself and why others place value upon themselves. Peace is the amplifier of positivity, productivity, and creativity.
In this first episode we discuss self-ownership.
Shortly after we completed this episode we decided to make it our pilot episode for The Philosophy of Voluntaryism. We were ready for something that didn’t require numerous volumes of material to understand before listening to. We also wanted something that stayed on the topic at hand without getting into the superficial symptoms of government which are nothing more than a lack of philosophical clarity. And so the Philosophy of Voluntaryism was founded.
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Micro Thoughts w/ Jim Davis
(various publication dates)
Patience and Time
Patience is not a virtue to be employed exclusively for others. Patience is a virtue most frequently and effectively employed by ourselves for ourselves.
We are all on our own paths to enlightenment. This is one of those concepts which is known, but not necessarily recognized. We often see the struggles of others as being their own ignorance while demanding our nescience be empathized with.
Content, Context, Compassion
The sentiments of 'possessions are just things which can be replaced, but your life cannot be,' I find to be dangerous. What are the acquisition and protection of things if not the reverence for the amount of time, intellect, and labor of one's self to make possible such a cheap and easily discarded thing?
The establishment, or government, is not exactly what we think it is.
It's not a bunch of men in guns that are corralling us into submission. It's our inability to process information and problem solve because we lack other pertinent information to perform actual problem solving; and the courage to do so in the face of enormous apathetic and illusory champions of the status quo.
Knowing ‘how’ to do something is very much different than knowing ‘why’ something is done. It is easy to give shallow answers to why something is done, such as using both hands while climbing a ladder; so we don’t fall. But do we understand the physics behind why using two empty hands to hold the ladder aid in our ability to maintain our balance?
Voluntaryism is a forward thinking philosophy which does not sacrifice potential of future relations for immediate gains in the present as if people are disposable tissues. That is what government does by punishing those whom disobey. It is not the intended policy or end result of government’s noble intention to protect though.
If you don’t do ‘x’, you’re what’s wrong with my life, the world, or Humanity!
We’ve all probably heard a variation of this statement before. You know, like the popular guilt implicating statement of, ‘You wasted your vote on a third party that couldn’t ever have won and caused the worst candidate to win. Now we all have to suffer even more!’
Creation is Superior to Destruction
How often do we go full blast to explain to someone how they are wrong?
More often than we should. We often get a lot of the criticism parts in, but fail to effectively follow through on the constructive parts.
How to Protest
Voluntaryism is more than a philosophy. It's a life style!
Voluntaryism is the understanding of why and how our actions affect the choices of others to be peaceful, neutral, or hostile towards us. Of course our actions are not the only influencing factor in that regard; though they are a major factor. So it is important to understand why Voluntaryism is more than the recognition of value others place upon themselves.
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The PoV Meme Shorts
(various publication dates)
Echo Chamber of War
War is the destructive idea of a less civilized period of Humanity's history. Government is the precursor to war. And centralized banking is the perpetual motion machine which makes funding these wars possible.
Innocent Curiosity, Spiteful Fear
Sometimes the results of our actions are consequences of a negative fashion. Other times these results are positive rewards. No matter the situation we find ourselves in concerning the events of our past catching up to us, it is to the benefit of the quality of our character, seen and unseen, for us to make the time to grow.
From a Certain Point of View
What people often relay is true, but from a certain point of view. Namely their own. Everyone has their own perspective. This doesn't make it false. Perspective is based upon what context is known and comprehended. What makes a perspective manipulative is the intent behind it.
The Wisdom of Patience
Wisdom comes with age for all. Sometimes we can speed up this process if we hone our problem solving skills. Other times we just have to be patient.
Sometimes word play is good fun. Other times it is a thing of deception. Could it be this is a reason why trust is so difficult to maintain?
What do I become
Ideas are bullet proof. Ideas are not immune to corruption and evolution. How we cultivate seeds of thought can change the entire course of Humanity's future.
Empathy, Compassion, & Voluntaryism
Violence, like peace, is not the goal. It is a temporary means to achieving a goal. The idea is this: How efficient and productive do you want to be? The potential of violence and peace a astoundingly different.
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