To Mark Passio's seven general principles of Natural Law
- Cause and Effect
I would like to add an eighth: diversity.
To live in awareness of and in compliance with Natural Law, so as to achieve a relatively peaceable life, demands that we be aware of the diversity not only of the natural world but also of that which occurs within the human population.
There is a vast variation in sensibility, types of focus, likes and dislikes between individuals and even within the same individual.
This insight should lead one to accept the phenomenon of disagreement or even simply lack of interest in things you might personally find interesting.
Every single blog post of mine or artistic creation will meet with some likes, some dislikes and invariably a majority of indifference.
That is in order.
To be sure, Passio reckons that the most pertinent difference between individuals is the level of mind control they're under as expressed in their level of consciousness, some being more trapped in systemic manipulations than others, but the assertion according to which we are all the same at bottom should be scrutinised, since every single angle on a given issue will meet with different angles, some reinforcing and complementary, but others hostile and antagonistic and of course many more entirely indifferent.
Are we all the same at bottom?
Perhaps this question is symptomatic of a failure to grasp diversity as intrinsic to creation rather than as being merely the fruit of scheming manipulators.
To his credit, however, Passio does acknowledge that evolution involves more complexity and diversity and its opposite, involution, more uniformity and less complexity.