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on March 14, 2019 at 9:49 AM in Confession
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Just keep doing what you're doing, better theory comes from trial by practical application than abstract lounging or internet arguments
Not sure what abstract lounging is but I fear I might be one of those.
you're not alone there
i totally can't relate to that at all
Seems like you're doing alright! So long as you keep trying to learn and do the work to be genuinely open to being wrong and learning from it, you'll be fine :)
I think not being sure about where you stand is a really productive position to be in. People who are sure of their position tend to stop learning, stop being open to being wrong, and stagnate.
I also think that we can all assume that we're wrong about many things. The likelihood that this handful of us on the internet are actually generally right about something when there's been billions of smart people in the world who think differently seems pretty small to me. But I think that assuming we're wrong is a great praxis of learning, and also being humble in our approach so we don't end up being preachy or thoughtless.
As long as you believe you don't want to be ruled by anyone and you don't want to be the ruler of anyone else, you're anarchist. (And live by those beliefs). All other anarchist theory stems from that, and can be deduced/learned and depends on context/locality.
The reason the people on this site are well read is mostly because they are nerds.
The praxis stuff you post are dope BTW. I don't comment on them but it's heartwarming to see the japanese fnb grow.
You're arguably more anarchist than people who are all talk no action (like me lol).
What kinda stuff is preventing you from action, if I can ask? Maybe we can help you brainstorm ways to do things.
I do stuff, but on this account I don't do anything ;)
I've also reconciled the idea of studying high level STEM and my anarchism. It isn't technically praxis, but I have a scholarship and I feel like I can have an impact after mastering my field. Also I want to make the most of my privileges.
Here are some simple guidelines to help you along:
Resist all authority anyone attempts to force on you
Recognize hierarchies and figure out ways to dismantle them
Kill the cop in your head
Don't fall for collectivist silliness where you're expected to put the needs of strangers above your own needs. The collective good doesn't matter if your individual needs are ignored.