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Think in Threes

Think in Threes
Thinking is a willed process.Much of our action does not require thought.It is habit, learned first by thought,then accomplished without it.
All thinking is willed.That means there is a free decisiononly we can make,that we will train our minds onsome aspect of Reality.It could be as insignificant as aview down the street.It becomes thought at the instant that it is considered, turned over,admitted to zones within uswhere thinking gets done.Triadic Philosophy suggests three such zones, hencethat we think in threes.That view down the streetmight become a work of art.Accepted by us as such, the result of this thinking.
I have described a gentleprocess of movement from Signto Index to Symbol,if one wishes to make semiosis of a simple event.
In Triadic Philosophy the root triad,Reality, Ethics and Aesthetics,comes with a set of simple rulesfor thinking that aspires toachieve truth and beauty,which is to saythe aim of life.The starting point is simply to think.The payo…

Ethics is lodged within us all

Ethics is lodged within us all.Just as our makings are.We spring from a cosmic process founded, science tells us,on a small collection of patterns.We discover these as we move in the samedirection as the cosmos.The most obvious pattern is theleast acknowledged.It is the inherent presence ofontological values in every soul on our small planet.Each action we contemplateis met by phalanx of blunt truths that constitute the very center of ethics.Are we being tolerant?Are we being helpful?Are we being democratic?Are we avoiding idolatry?
What we call conscience is the presenceof these ethical benchmarkswithin each of us.Each one can be shown tointeract with the others.Each addressesthe foundations of true progress,toward a cosmos that reflectsthe intended pattern for humankind, set from the foundation.This is the "more" that Hamlet could have told.
If this seems overblown and arbitraryit is because of the mess that we've made of ethics.We've lived by binary …