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This is Resilient Constructs! It’s a blog!

I (James) write almost all the posts. Sometimes I have guest posts. You can make guest posts, too, if you want. Just contact me.

This blog can be thought of as an ongoing experiment to describe a worldview and offer information. The world is a complex place, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely incomprehensible. It’s not as simple as we might think it is, yet it’s worth making the attempt to understand. As the title suggests, the world around us is full of resilient constructs.

What are resilient constructs?

Let’s go to the definitions:

  • construct: an idea or theory containing various conceptual elements, typically one considered to be subjective and not based on empirical evidence.
  • resilient: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

Resilient constructs, then, are ideas that resist our attempts to analyze them and break them down. They may be too close to us, to our personal experience, for us to see them for what they are. It is hard to stand outside yourself and examine your own behavior and why you might think, feel, and act as you do. In a sense, understanding oneself and understanding the world represent a single goal. Human beings only truly exist in relation to one another. My identity does not exist in a vacuum, but is a reflection of the society around me. And yet, my own identity, thoughts, and emotions feed back into that same society. The constructs endure.

It’s fair to say that this blog goes all over the place. My interests are varied. I have posts about economics, history, politics, culture, social justice, advice for everyday life, and so forth. It’s always a work in progress. Taken as a whole, they begin to describe a worldview that is hopefully coherent and understandable.

Happy reading!

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