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Quality is the fundamental of universality.
Variability is the fundamental of specialization.
Specialization is a key to success, but only in a world of competing specializations. For example, there are no sufficient resources to build enough tanks and airplanes. Then someone builds tanks, and someone – airplanes. This is creation of special military branches, or – a cognate word – military breeds. And this is true not only for military forces. The same goes for civil domains, for which relevant breeds of specialists are developed.
Any live species, including man, has been initially specialized through adaptation to the initial conditions of existence in the nature. But the problem with human beings – is that these conditions no longer exist. People have run away from the African savannah, but still have not reached a stable civilization.
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A population has quality and variability. Quality is responsible for universal characteristics of a human being, and variability – for special ones, i.e. special advantages. Encouragement of variability is launched on the social level with the help of many measures, including refusal from polygamy, woman’s early free choice followed by limitations for women to change husbands etc. Once launched, variability will gain momentum. But variability is an opposite to quality. Accordingly, quality will fall. In the world of competing nations, there has to exist a point of the most efficient correlation between quality and variability. When a nation reaches this point, it becomes successful. But it is unable to stop the growth of variability, and this is what destroys it – through loss of quality.
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Society is the immediate life environment of humans. This is a system consisting of people with human being in the center. Beyond the context of this environment, most of the humanistic is generally lost. Society is an environment and a structure, and naturally limits the freedom. But due to the fact that freedoms require backbone structures, most of freedoms are unattainable without society.
The point of attraction of a human being, its attractor is personal fulfillment. A human being may not even want any personal fulfillment, but anyway it turns out somehow that he/she is pursuing it. This way or another, this is fulfillment of programs naturally instilled in humans, including not only purely biological fulfillment, but also cultural one, which occurs out of sublimation of this biological aspect to higher levels of activities. Society is the environment of self-fulfillment.
A human being lives in an environment and is defined through this environment. This environment is a world of struggle between top predators using groups. The first level is the struggle inside one’s own group for domination, the second level is the struggle of the group for resources in the world of struggling groups. Because the objectives are difficult to attain, a human being possesses the necessary physical parameters and intellect for their resolution, and this is a universal intellect for resolving any tasks.
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Human beings can be programmed for most of their parameters, almost completely. Any human being. But certain people, in particular, the so-called mass people, can be programmed to the full. And they are not able to rewrite their programs. A program glitch can happen to one of them and make him/her go nuts. But this will be a glitch beyond their control. Then a question comes up – to what extent are they humans if they can be fully programmed?
Every human being has an area that can be programmed and an area of free will. All people can be programmed because they contain a mechanical part. It looks like we are speaking only about degrees of controlled behavior; but quantity can transform into quality. There are people that can be fully programmed; and it is difficult to say whether they have only mechanical part, or their human part is programmable. (Then it is not fully human?) It turns out that there is a programmable two-legged being without freedom of will, and it has no concept of freedom of choice.
It is assumed that a human being has to have freedom of will in order to use it to manifest its humanity.
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It is true that people are limited and very narrow in their sensibility. So narrow that in general they are almost irrational; it is possible to say that people have a specialized sensibility. Like cats and dogs, but in a wider sense. For example, organizing a life without exploitation of others is beyond the limits of their sensibility; it is a great occasion when the world sees no exploitation even for a fleeting moment of time. Broadly speaking, even the questions of survival do not fall within the sensibility zone.
The absolute majority of people live with a careless mother cat’s attitude to its kittens. If I see a problem, I get concerned and protect myself, if I don’t see it – no concerns, no protection. Like cats, people do not react to things beyond their field of vision. A cat has a very narrow one. And people’s field of vision rarely exceeds several generations. “Apres nous le deluge”. What will happen to the descendants? The same thing as to the kittens; maybe they will find their way out somehow. Just like cats, people in their mass never think what kind of world they leave after themselves.
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