(from elsewhere)
The parable, the novel, the history, the economic history of the world provide better understanding for those with the physical, emotional, and mental agency to act in accordance with the world.

But many of us, perhaps all but a few of us, cannot tolerate our relationship with reality for the same reason 80% of people in any organization believe they are in the top 20% of people in that organization – the illusion is necessary to preserve mindfulness (fear of status-diminution).

So like religions of old, philosophy provides a form of entertainment in which those lacking agency, because they lack ability, find a means of insulation from the confrontation of the dissonance between their social, sexual, economic, political, and military value.

Philosophy is just pseudoscientific entertainment literature, just as was religion. All we have done is refine the language while retaining the underlying value of comforting falsehoods.

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