The Galactic Thinker — To the Planet of Sexual Competition
"Can we go, Dad!"
"Hahaha... well, enjoy your 'studies', Father..."
"I do enjoy studies, don't I..."
"To the Planet of Sexual Competition, please."
"Have you just had a new insight into it, Dave?"
"Yes, my mechanical friend..."
"What is it?"
"That conflict caused by sexual competition is avoided with the enlightenment of my philosophy."
"So enlightened beings will not be sexually competitive?"
"Do explain, for the benefit of our biological readers still stuck in clueless worlds..."
"It is like this, Shuttle, love should be instantaneous, and permanent. That right there clears up a lot of mess."
"Not committing. Being greedy. Having a primal need for domination, since the selection process is so screwed up and drawn-out due to cluelessness."
"Can you give an example?"
'Yes. Let's say a guy, a real dickhead, likes a girl. Well, the girl will put him off due to his being a dickhead, holding out for something better, but, in a clueless world, there is nothing better, so she settles for the dickhead, making for miserable lives and a miserable world that the next generation will be born into, and, without our philosophy, the misery will be perpetuated by the next clueless generation. That is been the history of this galaxy so far. Miserable. Just miserable!"
"So the enlightenment of your philosophy will do away with dickheadedness, thereby making the selection process go smoothly and swiftly?"
"Yes, negating the need for drawn-out sexual competition, which can get quite nasty as you try to cut down others and elevate yourself..."
"That does sound like a mean, brutish, and desperate world..."
"Now let's move to the next stage, the resulting relationship. Relationships are hard work, and they grow deeper and more entwined to the point where thinking of starting with a new relationship just seems like too much work..."
"Too much work?"
"To bring the relationship up to the level of your current one, which took a lot of work, and it is only harder in a clueless world, since cluelessness creates so many problems, sometimes an impossible amount, even though they are all petty and avoidable with just a little enlightenment."
"Which your philosophy provides?"
"Yes, since it is an overarching, life-guiding philosophy that addresses the broadest level of survival."
"Yet beings cling to their clueless ways because they simply do not like change..."
"That and being biologically addicted to their current deficient mindsets."
"But how can you become physically addicted to a frame of thinking?"
"Attitudes, which involve emotions, which are physical. That is the connection."
"Interesting hypothesis, Dave."
"Yes, it is only a hypothesis, but it can be used as a model of reality if it is useful, even if it turns out not to be the case..."
"I think it is the case, Dave. Beings are clueless, and they destroy their own lives and the lives of others because of it. Pure and simple. Well, here we are, at the Planet of Sexual Competition, which should really be named The Planet of Unnecessary Sexual Competition, given the enlightenment of your philosophy..."
"You mean the perspective of it..."
"Since the perspective is enlightened, 'enlightenment' will do. Enjoy your mission, Dave. Are you going to engage in sexual competition?"
"You mean try to dominate others on the sexual playing field?"
"Yes, even if it means cutting them down to your lowly level..."
"Haha, Dave. Good luck out there..."
"Look at that heartthrob!"
"Well, I would latch on to any one of you in a heartbeat, but then..."
"But then your cluelessness would ruin things."
"On the broad plane of greater survival, yes, and if you are not addressing that, you are mired in insanity."
"Well! Come on, girls. We don't need HIM!"
"Not having any luck with the fairer sex?"
"Hello Sir, right back. So what just happened?"
"I told them that they were clueless."
"What! Hahaha, how do you expect to get anywhere with them like that!"
"I am not here to find a mate, I am here to enlighten this deplorably petty planet."
"Oh... so that includes me?"
"Yes, it does. Would you like me to prove it?"
"No, I know my shortcomings... but then, yes. Maybe I will understand you better..."
"OK. Answer this question: what do you do once you have your basic needs met?"
"I don't know."
"There you go... but please, try to answer it, just for further illustration..."
"Well, if I had my basic needs met, and that is not always the case, then I guess I would relax and enjoy life... is that clueless?"
"That is not only clueless, it is absolutely suicidal, which I'm trying to prevent, for selfish reasons."
"Oh? Do explain... but come, I will buy you a drink..."
"So what of your concern for us for selfish reasons? That sounds like a contradiction of nature..."
"What, where it is either me or you?"
"It is like this: my odds of survival in this harsh and deadly universe will be increased if you become enlightened and begin to make Broader Survival, which affects all of us, me and you included, life's Top Priority. You would then be an enlightened mind, and the more enlightened minds that are working on broader issues of survival, the better all of our chances will be in perpetuating our individual, free and independent existences."
"So... it is all about survival?"
"BROADER survival, that level of survival beyond your basic needs. I often word it as 'ever-increasing our sphere of security in this infinite and eternal harsh and deadly universe..."
"But our universe is expanding..."
"I would call that our Big-Bangaverse, of which there may be a near-infinite number..."
"Yes. If you actually attain infinity, you've become nothingness, since infinity is the background nothingness in which everything exists."
"Yes. Infinity is boundless by definition, right?"
"Then it does not exist in the physical world, since anything that wants to exist needs bounds, and infinity is boundless, hence it cannot exist. Have you ever tried to measure yourself against infinity?"
"No, it is always a moving target..."
"There you go. What you are trying to do is measure yourself against nothingness, which you cannot do. This is only my model of reality. Its value will be in its usefulness in helping us perpetuate our existences, which are centered on our being conscious, which is the Ultimate Value of this philosophy, though it has been refined into Enlightened Higher Consciousness for good reasons."
"So... survival... for ALL of us..."
"Increasing the odds, yes, which, selfishly, includes me, and, magnanimously, you."
"So the girls do not understand this?"
"No, and they do not understand its implications on love and relationships."
"I can't blame them, it isn't easy thinking... be patient with them... so what are you going to do next?"
"My goal was to alleviate unnecessary sexual competition by enlightening everyone."
"Hahahahaha... NOW you sound like an impractical idealist, and with a HUGE ego! Thinking that YOU can enlighten everyone..."
"Yes, I must deal with that assumption since that HAS been the case with everyone who came before me with 'enlightenment' that was not enlightenment..."
"You were going to say 'that was garbage'..."
"Yes, but I really do not need an emotion-laden word to make the point... I've been preceded by frauds, hucksters, con-artists, pretenders, charlatans, and knaves peddling 'enlightenment' that was really just garbage, since it never works."
"When will people learn..."
"Good question. I have the answer, but you see what I am up against – preexisting mental, emotional, perspective, and attitude hurdles and barriers."
"It sounds like an impossible job..."
"I'm beginning to think that it is, at least with anyone who's mind has been solidified around bad thinking, which seems to occur very early in life, like the first few years..."
"So you have to somehow get to people early, like in their first few years of life..."
"So write children's books..."
"They would be banned by the clueless."
"How do you know, did you try?"
"I've tested the waters, yes."
"But the waters are murky..."
'Now you're just being poetically hypothetical! But yes, that is a possibility, where I just do not know until I try... look! Those girls are strutting for us!"
"They just want to bolster their egos by gaining our approving eyes... they have no interest in us."
"You are experienced in these matters?"
"Yes, and all too painfully. So what now?"
"But if people do not want it?"
"Then I fail, and they live out their miserable, clueless, and ultimately suicidal lives."
"And you will move on, trying to enlighten others?"
"Yes, that is my business, and you now know why..."
"Yes. Peculiar way of putting it, isn't it..."