This society, your society, is fake. It is made up, it is constructed. There is nothing to adhere to or join, or need to do.
Suppose someone once said, let’s play tic-tac-toe, because they felt like it. No particular reason, no grand scheme of contemplation and planning, just a simple game of tic-tac-toe.
And people liked playing tic-tac-toe, and people enjoyed watching others playing tic-tac-toe. Some people even starting giving food and shelter or monies to those players of tic-tac-toe.
Some became really good at playing tic-tac-toe and they invented tournaments and trainingcamps and prizes, and medals en achievements, levels and difficulties.
And since in this society, that slowly grew it always rained at 3 in the afternoon, every day at 3 it rained. And someone said, let’s play tic-tac-toe at 7 in the morning to begin with, but let’s never play when it rains.
Slowly over time, people started playing tic-tac-toe in the earliest of the days, and never at 3, we can control how we experience our soceity, so let’s make rules like these, because they make sense and are logical. At some point in time it even became forbidden to play tic-tac-toe when it rained. It became illegal.
And you, me, we all are law abiding citizens, we can not think for ourselves so we not only obeyed the rules but started telling others to abide by this rule too. We started getting up really early in the morning to start playing tic-tac-toe and felt a sense of accomplishment from doing so, from pushing ourselves to get up this early, and be all ready, well dressed, eaten, traveled to the location for playing tic-tac-toe at the earliest at 7 in the morning.
And we started scoffing those that were late, or that were not properly dressed, or had not eaten before the start. We abhorred those who wanted to eat in between games, or even later, that arrived at 11.
Over time this whole business, this whole society was built around the game of tic-tac-toe, with rules and regulations and how to dress and when to eat. And, to rise up in praise, in achievement by winning more games of tic-tac-toe, to outperform others, to win so many games in a row, or in a month, and watch all the games on tv which were discussed at length by a voice-over or by guests in the studio. And they themselves became more famous, those interpreters of the game of tic-tac-toe, they started earning monies for their insights and perspective on it, on how to dress, when to eat and what time to get up.
But there were some, that actually liked waking up a little late, and dressing up just as they saw fit, just as they felt for that day, for that moment, and just as they felt when to eat and they actually really liked rain, and liked hanging out in the rain, and maybe even play a game of checkers in the rain
But you can’t and you will not, and jou mustn’t, because this society is a fabrication, and within the fabrication there are rules and regulations. It is all made up for you, and none of us can think for themselves and none of us allow others to think for themselves, to do just as they please when it pleases them and how it pleases them.
And you think you’ve got it made, you silly little tic-tac-toer.
Gate 6 of friction, conflict. The fundemental design component of progress. The law that growth cannot exist without friction
Gate 6 Line 6 the peacemaker. The discipline and integrity of a superior force to unilaterally cease conflict to permit surrender and survival of its foe.
Exalted: The highest form of reason is that life is sacred. The emotional power to end conflict tempered by feelings and sensitivity to others.
Detriment: The peacemaker whose actions are just but whose terms are unacceptable. The emotional power to end conflict but only after one’s conditions have been satisfied.