It makes me wonder at times whether, somewhere in the darker corners, this is not about purchasing people. As we know, people can be odd – and in some way, same old, the structure makes itself useful by keeping them in check, after being unavoidably responsible with some of their oddity. But what can one do…softness must always be approached. It cannot be let be, left not handled. The first story is sort of self deprecating really, in context. Religion is founded on order, namely on moral binaries. And yet, it seems to regret precisely its reason of being…its organisational function. Even more, regarding sexual bodies, it cries over the emergence of shame, though prudishness is a predicament of the good (wo)man.
In some ways it’s endearing. Sort of like someone who has some problems with themselves and “we” as social idealists (or pragmatics, depending) acquire the feelings corresponding to the educated drive to integrate our awkward friend.
Anyway. I guess there is a bit of diversity in the end, and religion does tend to reflect the different ideologies of social “organisation”. I put it in brackets because I believe organisation is a bigger thing than each individual can ideologically conceive. The vast majority of things I ordinarily hear people say have little to do with complexity…it’s all unavoidably big (everyone forms a worldview – and, well, the world is big), but can be reduced to a very small set of formulas. Perhaps ideology would be impractical if it were complex. Especially given the necessity for its reiteration, plus the fact that it is normally conceived in relation to action, so one must reduce processing time accordingly (well, besides control of the exact results and not leaving much to interpretation).
Oddly, it all started with trying to speculate about how likely is it that flexible schedules would emerge as a practice in the work environment of a post-totalitarian society. There is something similarly reiterative about my own perceptions, something however a little less reiterative than behavior. So maybe it all boils down to speed in the end. Or rather to the instinct of it. As indeed there is a bit of variation in terms of breadth (not in the sense of grasp, but in the sense of richness) between work environments and external environments- i.e. the former are tighter and also faster. A correlation to causation hint. And then there is also personality in some of its more common conceptions. It is interesting how it somehow naturally ties in to the logic of simple reiteration.