The four values of Triadic Philosophy,
taken together and understood,
can do no harm.
Indeed to the extent that their
universality is made manifest,
they are a blueprint for
an aesthetically realized world.
The root triad
Reality, Ethics and Aesthetics
describes the passage of signs (icons)
through the skein of Ethics (indices)
to the plane of human action
which is Aesthetics (symbol).
It is important to stipulate that
while Triadic Philosophy aspires
to describe what is true and beautiful,
the action undertaken
when the triadic process is used
is conscious thought.
Signs crop up in profusion within us,
but the use of Reality, Ethics, Aesthetics
requires that we be aware
of the sign (icon) we are considering,
and that we consciously submit it
to the Ethical (indices) and then
to the sphere of actuality or performance,
the Aesthetic or symbolic realm.
It may sound like a bit much,
but with practice it rewards,
because it parses with Reality,
with who we are,
with who we can be.
With this preamble,
the ontological values of
tolerance, democracy, helpfulness
become the initial dam
in the flow of icon
to emergence as symbol,
that is to say, to our reality.
These terms are a pristine unity
made up of three active values
and their root, non-idolatry,
the crown of all values.
All human thinking takes place
under the beneficent cloud
of mysteries that envelop us all.
The active values interact.
Tolerance cannot trump democracy.
Democracy requires helpfulness.
Helpfulness modifies tolerance,
and so forth.
Together these values lead to
the best and highest state
we can achieve.
That they are not the center of today's ethics,
and our daily lives,
is not sad. It is a crime.
These ontological values
challenge every soul 24/7
whether perceived or not.
When they are rejected,
they become inoperative
and history suffers.
They are the truth and
the truth cannot be defeated.