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human matrix: a pantheon (sort of incompatible, hence definition :)

notes:

motivation

indiv. expression

collective human form

language

basic:

greed

accumulate

corp.

commerce

 

altruism

give

friends, family

culture

 

fear

kill/hide/denial/surveillance

government, state, war

politics

developed:

curiosity

explore

academy

rationality/science

 

belief

ritual

religion

spirituality

sublime:

fun!

play

game, partay

nonsense :)

 

preserve/procreate

sex

more (kinds of) people!

attraction

 

none

observation

none :) maybe awareness, understanding?

isolation

corollary:

attention/regard*

art/style

exploit, audience

spectacle

 

harmony**

subversion

revolution

justice

 

purity/order***

criticism

class, race

gossip/hearsay

 

progress****

optimism/invention

machine integration

technology/development

 

fulfillment/meaning*****

drugs/medit./vacation

leisure, lounging

alchemy/ experimentation/rest

*altruism+greed
**altruism+belief
***altruism+fear
****curiosity+belief
*****progress+altruism

so if a picture is worth a thousand words, a table is probably a good way to classify and imply relations between abstract ideas along spatial considerations. ideas of course don't fall into boxes on a two dimensional grid – like there might not be a "collective human form" depending [on if there are a lot of people] – but the classification scheme kind of makes sense to me anyway, organization/interaction-wise and assuming motivations as first principals.

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