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Reality. Word. Ethics. Tolerance, helpfulness, democracy. Non-idolatry. Aesthetics. TruthBeauty, BeautyTruth. Expression. Act.

When we begin doing Triadic Philosophy we will soon acknowledge that all words have power and that we are the captains of our lives. By embracing reality we embrace all. By naming what comes up we acknowledge that we are namers. By considering ethics and running over its index of master values we are orienting ourselves to reality, opposing it with ethical speed bumps. As we do the ethics part, the aesthetic is already present, prompting us to think of the expressions and actions that reflect truthbeauty, beautytruth. Lest you think this is an effete pursuit, not appropriate for rough and tumble, simply let rough be your word and run through the words. You will see that rough leads you through a thicket in which its very connotation is modified. Truth is not sappy, it is close to the pinnacle of what life is about. Doing this every day changes you and opens you to new vistas and new awareness.

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