The Foundation for Exploration

By: Sean Goonan

The most superior understanding of free will, power, the sexual nature of man and woman, and how to construct society
in order to allow for true happiness to flourish.

Preface- Understanding the necessity of working with subjectivity.

Introduction- The Question: Should I continue to exist? Basis of philosophical thought in creating an existence that allows
humanity to thrive.

Section 1: Welcome to Not Nothing- The duality of human nature- rejection and destruction, or acceptance and building
given the inherent structure of existence which is- "We have free will, we are not all powerful, we are not all knowing,
and we experience the universe with a biological framework and consciousness."

Section 2: Destruction and Building- Cultivating power, facing powerlessness. Path of destruction involves a lack of self-
control, courage, wonder, and/or humor, with the person succumbing to powerlessness through either wrath, depression,
madness, hedonism, or ignorance due to the lack. Path of building involves self-control, courage, wonder, and a sense of

Section 3: Power, Biology and Society- Maintaining a strong society (and individual) through a balancing of the pursuance
of our animalistic nature completely with a complete rejection, and a balancing of the desire to obtain all-power and the
desire to relinquish all power from oneself. A society comprised of men and women pursuing an animalistic/hedonistic
sexual nature will crumble. The polar nature of masculinity in men and femininity in women must be upheld.

Section 4: A World Completely Off the Mark- Application of the philosophy into the areas of Government, Politics,
Economics, Agriculture, Environment, Crime and Punishment, Mental Illness, The Media/Entertainment/TV/Internet/
Porn/Advertising, Lack of Freedom/Technology/Overpopulation/Overcomplication/Globalism, and The Exploration of
Outer Space. Focus is in creating a society in which people feel the most power, connection with one another, and
connection with the universe.

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Existing produces mental and physical suffering. Other people or society as a whole can exacerbate suffering produced
by existing. The source of this mental and physical suffering is powerlessness. An individual that feels powerless may
reject the conditions that produce the powerlessness and retaliate through wrath as an attempt to gain power. The attempt
to gain power through wrath is either the attempt to supersede the powerlessness by trying to obtain all the power one
can get (which indirectly creates destructiveness in the individual and society), or the direct destruction of anything that
creates powerlessness.

Wrath is destruction and destruction is power.
Wrath is extreme power and extreme power is destruction."

"Maintaining a strong society is vital for the success of the human race.

Society is an application of the collective conscious for the organization of individuals.

Society has created beings that are different and more than just animals, but we still retain an underlying animalistic nature.

Society is full of individuals that interact with one another. Each of these individuals must have a degree of autonomy and
individual power in order to be on the path of building, but as one individual gains more power, others may lose it, and can
fall into destructiveness through wrath and especially despair. Society provides guidelines for social interactions and the
allocation of power.

Considering these two important components of human nature (Underlying Animal/ Underlying Power) in relation to society:

1. A strong society is based in balancing the pursuance of our biological nature completely and the rejection of our biological nature.
2. A strong society is based in balancing the desire to obtain all power and the desire to relinquish all power from ourselves.

These are the Biological-Artificial Spectrum and the Power Spectrum."

"Destructive Societal Imbalance: Too Much Power Seeking and Animalistic Behavior

A societal structure that fosters and allows for too much animalistic behavior or power-seeking behavior is destructive.
A society comprised of power-hungry and animalistic people is destructive.

Excessive animalistic behavior means selfishness, an excessive drive to pursue sex, a drive for unnecessary violence, an
antagonistic mentality, and a survival of the fittest mentality. Animalistic behavior is very similar to excessive power-
seeking behavior, but there is a distinction in that animalistic behavior is more of an unconscious base desire and bodily
drive (like an animal) rather than power-seeking which may involve a broader scope and higher thinking. The two are
heavily intertwined though.

Animalistic nature is not limited to violence- it applies to sexuality. A society comprised of people that follow a completely
animalistic sexual nature is destructive. The consequences of following this nature are far-reaching. A hedonistic nature and
an animalistic sexual nature are intertwined, although are not the same thing.

Complete animalistic sexual behavior in men is characterized by the pursuance of having sex with many women with disregard
for choosing a single mate to create a family with.

Complete animalistic sexual behavior in women is characterized by the pursuance of a man or many men for only their high
sexual prowess with disregard for the creation of a strong family due to:
A. The woman's direct desire to put off raising a family in this pursuit, which also contributes to a long-term negative effect
in the creation of a family in section C.
B. The unlikelihood that a man with high sexual prowess will settle down and raise a child with the particular woman given
the fact that he has many other options and may be animalistic himself.
C. The elimination of the possibility of raising a strong family with a man who has less sexual prowess than any man the
woman has had sex with before. The reason for this is that a woman will only remain submissive and desire to be with the
man who is the top alpha male in her sexual past. The alpha male creates in the woman feelings and pleasure that is unmatched
by others, and is the only man that can truly command respect from the woman in a relationship. A man who remains in a
relationship with a woman in which he has no possibility in becoming the top alpha male in her sexual history is a beta and
therefore weaker and inferior to the actual alpha male from the perspective of the woman and her feelings. If the woman
disregards her sexual hierarchy and starts a family with a beta male, the partnership is doomed to be weak and they will fail
to remain together and fail to create strong offspring. The woman settles with the beta because she is unable to hold down
an alpha male, and because a beta male is easily controllable. He provides her with the opportunity to attempt to derive
satisfaction from being in a position of dominance, with the possibility of being able to control the man in any way she
desires, including using the man for his money. The woman is the dominant person in the relationship with the beta male
because she holds the locus of power in the relationship- her sexual feelings and needs that are not being met. The woman's
attempt to obtain satisfaction through controlling the beta is foolish, malicious, and destructive, and will not lead to true
happiness for anyone. This dynamic in the beta male/dominant woman relationship may sometimes be subtle, but if it exists
it will produce the same destructive effects."

"Destructive Societal Imbalance: Not Enough Power Seeking or Animalistic Nature

A societal structure that aims to reject and suppress our animalistic nature or desire to seek power is highly destructive.
A society comprised of people that reject their animalistic nature or reject seeking power is highly destructive.

There is a widespread fallacy in thinking that it is beneficial to our species for our animalistic nature to be completely
overcome. This nature is thought of as something that does nothing but hinder and drag down our species into a violent
primitive past. Only the fool would ignore our animal nature because it is and should always be ingrained in our being.
Our base animal nature is the driving force in the sustenance of our species. It should be controlled and harnessed,
not eliminated.

"The worst thing that comes with the rejection of animalistic behavior and power-seeking is sexual degeneration. In a strong
society there is a strong polarity between the sexes with men being dominant and masculine, and women being submissive
and feminine. But of course with free will, and a society that allows for complete freedom, anything is acceptable. But why
should our polar animalistic nature be retained? Proponents of unrestricted free will ask why is it desired for men to remain
men and women to remain women when these creations can be dismantled and replaced with something else? Why not continue
with our society in which more and more men become feminine and more women become masculine? Why not take it to its
conclusion with a new humanity where all women are the masculine beings and all men are the feminine, or a new humanity
comprised of androgynous things?

Our base polar nature should be retained because it is a base guideline to work off of and use as a mental and social anchor,
because it is practical, and most importantly because it is necessary."


An economic system that aligns with and harnesses the core nature of human existence and rejects destructiveness is needed
for humanity to be on the path of building.

This system would recognize the need for each individual to obtain power and would harness the individual will to obtain
power, but it would involve rejecting excessiveness in extortion and hoarding. To combat excessive power seeking through
hoarding, people in power must allow for the offloading of power in money and ownership to others that deserve it, along
with consumers rejecting businesses run by excessive power-seekers. Power cannot be offloaded to those who do not deserve
the power though. These are people who will relinquish all responsibility from themselves and will not work hard or work
at all.

All of this achieves a balance in the power spectrum, the key to building.

The economic system I have created that strives for complete building is called Conscious Capitalism. It is beyond capitalism,
and it is beyond any economic system ever devised in the history of mankind. It is beyond any system because it supersedes
rigid structure and is based in personal choice, cooperation, and nuance. This economic system is individualism and collectivism
intertwined in their strongest forms."

"As said before in the sections on economics and environment, a complete restructuring of our society is needed. Our entire
physical civilization, and our society, must be completely dismantled and recreated. Not an easy feat, but necessary. Individual
minds and the collective conscious must first be restructured and aligned with the path of building in order for anything to
happen. Why must all this infrastructure and industry be done away with? Because the costs greatly outweigh the benefits.
The more we industrialize the more we deteriorate. All of this industrialization disrupts the possibility of a peaceful existence
and brings constriction, confusion, detachment, the hurried acceleration of day-to-day life and society, the feeling that every
moment must be spent consuming and doing something like looking at a screen rather than simply existing- "But existing with
what to stimulate oneself?" people will ask. Existing with nothing but your mind. Maybe some nature and maybe a nighttime
vision of the unknown we call the universe, in which we are a part of. But those in the cities, if they ever did look up at the
stars, would only see a handful, even though we live among trillions, and may view thousands with our own eyes if not for the
light pollution. There is no such thing as freedom in modern society, and there is no such thing as wonder. This is not a
sentimentalist "back to the good ol' days" for the sake of the good ol' days mentality, this is a necessity for the actualization
of our species, in which true happiness can be created for all. It will take immense courage and effort in order to achieve
greatness, but the rewards are immeasurable.

The way we travel must be deindustrialized. The industrialization of travel has brought mental deterioration and the physical
destruction of the environment and human beings. We must slow down, get rid of all the detrimental infrastructure, and create
communities, in which pleasant local travel is all that is needed. Communities in which the goal is not to rush and get things
done in the quickest way possible, but to enjoy life. Alternative forms of travel like the horse and carriage, bicycle, and dare
I say walking are the necessary modes of travel for the creation of the right aesthetic and right society, and are the best ways
to navigate the physical world to enjoy existence, with automobiles and other industrialized forms of travel greatly reduced.
If our society is created to be mostly agrarian, horses may be used for farmwork and travel, not as far-fetched as people may
be quick to think."