The Hierarchy

[From Bruce Gregory (991010.1357 EDT)]

For what it's worth, I look at the hierarchy as the solutions to the
problems I have encountered in life. It's what I earned in order to keep my
intrinsic variables as error free as possible. I can, and do, alter the
structure when I encounter problems that I cannot solve with the existing
structure--the process is called reorganization. If I suddenly became a
born-again Moslem, a new systematic organization would be in place, but I
would still be me--although my friends might have trouble accepting that.

Bruce Gregory

[From Kenny Kitzke (991010.1500 EDT)]

<Bruce Gregory (991010.1357 EDT)>

<For what it's worth, I look at the hierarchy as the solutions to the

problems I have encountered in life.>

FWIW, I look at the hierarchy as what I want from my life.

<It's what I earned in order to keep my

intrinsic variables as error free as possible.>

FWIW, I have high level wants that are not described by innate physiological
variables that I also want to keep as error free as possible. I might make a
plan to reduce such error and when carrying it out, you might perceive it as
a random reorganization.

<I can, and do, alter the

structure when I encounter problems that I cannot solve with the existing

structure--the process is called reorganization.>

Why not alter the structure just for the thrill of it--why is a problem
needed? Someone has proposed calling the process "reorganization." It is,
of course, just speculation and little is known about it to even test it
scientifically.

<If I suddenly became a

born-again Moslem, a new systematic organization would be in place, but I

would still be me--although my friends might have trouble accepting that.>

Your body would be unchanged. But your mind and spirit would be different.
You would be a different Bruce and perceived so by your friends who can sense
changes in your opinions or aspirations. Whether they would have trouble
with your change would depend upon how they perceive the new Bruce compared
to what they would want to perceive about you.

If your parents were devout Catholics, they may find your Moslem lifestyle a
disturbance. Or, their love for you may be a higher and overriding
perception for them than your religious lifestyle. That would seem to render
your Moslemship little disturbance at all to them.

[From Bruce Gregory (991010.1635 EDT)]

Kenny Kitzke (991010.1500 EDT)

<Bruce Gregory (991010.1357 EDT)>

<For what it's worth, I look at the hierarchy as the solutions to the

problems I have encountered in life.>

FWIW, I look at the hierarchy as what I want from my life.

Your hierarchy is different from mine. Different strokes...

<It's what I earned in order to keep my

intrinsic variables as error free as possible.>

FWIW, I have high level wants that are not described by innate
physiological
variables that I also want to keep as error free as possible.

There's the difference. I don't have high level wants. I have high level
solution to errors associated with intrinsic variables. My "spiritual"
beliefs are all in place to reduce error associated with intrinsic
variables.

I
might make a
plan to reduce such error and when carrying it out, you might
perceive it as
a random reorganization.

Random reorganization only occurs when my plans fail and error persists.

<I can, and do, alter the

Why not alter the structure just for the thrill of it--why is a problem
needed?

"I" can't alter the structure. Since you can, we have different structures
or different abilities.

Someone has proposed calling the process
"reorganization." It is,
of course, just speculation and little is known about it to even test it
scientifically.

Less speculative than any other mechanism of which I am aware. It also
avoids "then a miracle occurs" explanations. These are not popular where I
come from.

<If I suddenly became a

born-again Moslem, a new systematic organization would be in place, but I

would still be me--although my friends might have trouble accepting that.>

Your body would be unchanged. But your mind and spirit would be
different.

Says who? I don't experience this at all. Am I wrong?

You would be a different Bruce and perceived so by your friends
who can sense
changes in your opinions or aspirations.

experience that my opinions change while I remain. Your experience may
differ.

Bruce Gregory

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from my perspective, I am the same Bruce with different opinions. I