--- aliases: [] --- #metaphysical # [[Epistemic status]] #shower-thought # The Thousand Pieces Soul #to-digest ![[DALLĀ·E 2022-06-19 18.25.53 - The hedonistic race pursued by men, the exhausting craving for status and power, by Picasso..png]] The purpose of life according to nature is to reproduce and make the trial and error of the genes possible. In many theories we find this idea of two or more "systems" in our head: [[Kahnemann]] and the two systems, one corresponding to our natural, biological instinct, the other more "rational": nurture ? [[Hermann Hesse]]'s Steppenwolf, the "soul" split into thousands, and for some people: 2 including the wolf, the natural, inherited, savage instinct, emotion-driven decision making. [[Marvin Minsky]] seems to argue in [[Society of Minds]] that such internal conflicts makes the higher level node (see that as a tree) weaker, he calls that **The Principle of Noncompromise**. I don't fully agree, internal conflicts trigger [[Biology/Evolution/Red Queen]] effect, therefore push these individual competitors forward.