Personal Frontiers, felt in the Now

Immediate potential ahead, and free open unknown to the far future

Flaw theory concerns itself not only with how the force of flaw or imperfection infuses nature and the fabric of the universe with many beneficial and characteristic traits (scientifically and philosophically). Flaw theory also concerns itself with techniques for living life in better concert with these characteristic traits of nature and the world we live in, similar in approach to Zen Buddhism, and with understanding of human nature or psychology that flows from a wise agreement with these imbued flaw traits to all of nature. This includes the makeup and ways of all humanity, our personal preferences ahead, or short time wants, our needs to fulfill wants and preferences, and our aspirations.

We all need options felt in the very moment of the now, laden with potential for near, medium, and far futures – regardless of if coming or not into fruition in the not-yet-existent future, but of enough viable present potential to be real to us, as we plan basics and dream of open years ahead.

These option frontiers range greatly in terms of magnitude of what a person might look forward to wonderingly and avidly, and in that range most option frontiers are actually fairly unambitious and basic, and are thus not about grand dreams or over-ambition. Actually, just little junctures ahead in a given day, or for the week longer included, and maybe an event or two about a month in the future, are the lifeblood of this, much more so than ideas for years out.

Also of concern, even with no idea or guess as to a person’s status and livelihood several years ahead in the future, it does stand as important that the unknown and unknowable about that time frame not be too tightly predetermined and thus squelched.)

The potential we need everyday must feature some small amount of real potential to have possible fruition in reality assessment of future likelihoods, but even more important the frontiers such potential can give us needs most to be full of unknowns, likely surprises, and associations with related or intuitively connected further options and frontiers. These secondary links of potential can strongly though vaguely tie into the main potential’s options, plans, and frontiers that are more immediately felt, imagined, and currently relished.

Having lived many years straight in severe disability due to brain illness significant and entrenched depression, I have grown a very acute understanding of the importance of “frontiers felt in the now,” from being deprived of even beginning to relate to such aspects of living life in the moment, as those brain functions were regularly and relentlessly degraded to inactivity in me. Living many months in such a state, then followed by better improvements and a return of sometimes frontiers to my experiencing the now, showed me clearly how important these frontiers in the now are in everyone’s life.

My personal form of paganism brings to me also a sense of responsibility to activism and asserting that which I am wise to in the human condition. If by way of my experiences and valid applicable philosophies I stand uniquely tuned to contemporary living issues in urban and suburban communities, then I feel moved to act, or at least to write and share. I have stalwart dedication to harnessing my affinity for quality of life and combining it with my knack for explanation, to competently put forth explanations and appeals to understand what keeps people rolling, in the very now, minute by minute.

This is about personal welfare that extends beyond health metrics, and extends more humanely much deeper than a cold analytical monetary assessment of purchasing power, often limited by the Old Testament conservative disdainful glare downward, to a degree of tightness as to live as a number rather than as a human.

My stance aims to defend those who are impoverished and working on financial improvement, being aware that bread and water living is unacceptable self-foolish self-treatment, when everyone needs at least some minor optional leisure, hobby, or entertainment engagement once or more per month, and near-term to medium-term frontiers just cannot be ignored to personal well being.

A sad case in point I believe results from activists attempting to assist and support disabled mentally ill persons by providing convenient and comfortable assisted living, all arranged and settled. This only happens in a blind void of understanding human nature, and how the preeminent feature of having a future, is feeling it in the now, breath-by-breath, and moment-by-moment.

In these cases, very important viable frontiers, usually felt in the moment, have been crushed by these permanent assignments to facilities. Once assigned to these assisted care facilities, a situation was felt deep in chest of many: of no future that could be open or unknown, or could show any sign of surprise or wild option as to where a person might be living in years ahead, or what a person might be doing for occupation or passion in years ahead, and so on. Equipping disabled persons with everything prearranged and handled seems great. However, shutting down the future lifeline to forevermore be doomed to such a final answer assisted living arrangement, especially at very young ages, is an atrocity.

This happened and still happens because of poor understanding of frontiers, felt in the immediate now, and also because of classic Christian religious impractical and altruistic zeal to do for others, to the point of administratively and remotely taking over other peoples lives in unacceptably detrimental ways.