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We Can Choose the Values We Live By

We are capable of consciously choosing the values by which we live.

We are capable of creating syntropic hypotheses and to express and act according to our sense of truth and beauty.

We are capable of countering entropic tendencies.

We make history, not the other way around.

We are not necessarily the only us in the universe(s). But we can infer the likelihood that what we have within us is also within "them".

Despite an often dismal record which persists to this day around the world in obvious shapes and forms, our tendency is in the direction of more consciousness and adherence to better values. This is because of the perceived advantages to all of this way of being.

The triad which supports this sense of things is transparently efficacious and underlies what I call Triadic Philosophy {see Triadic Philosophy 100 Aphorisms eBook: Stephen C. Rose: Kindle Store} - thinking consciously in threes. It is Reality Ethics Aesthetics.

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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

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Stephen C. Rose Bio

Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…