Nature and civilisation

Something from Africa - Philosophy

Connection of time and spatial orientation

The past is known to us and should therefore be in front of us, in the visible area, it will be. Analogously, the future can be thought as lying in the hidden. So it will be possible to locate one behind us.

But if we close our eyes, we become aware of all this. Whoever comes in can also exist.


Irregularity of nature

One truth of the world, in which we eke out our own existence, will be the unpredictable event, which comes about through the fact that everything and nothing at the same time constitute the whole of what the world and its nature form. This will be more than we have expected when we look at the world. All events emanating from human beings will be there merely determinations of uncertain duration. Nothing would be exempt from it. What would like to appear, will do so too. There our sphere of influence ends.

All causally conceived events would not reach further than to their own end. Some people find it difficult to cope with this alone. Those who have loved logic should take such facts into account in their works, which stand for the end of it. Otherwise the causality of it leads every logic ad absurdum and suddenly erases a knowledge connected with it by making it void. There some actual cosmos of a human sphere passes away. This will happen as it has always taken place.

The convinced person would simply be narrow-minded. He no longer has access to actual reason. A lasting correctness of his own doing will not be granted to anyone. Such correctness alone can lead to practicable paths only for an indefinite time. After that these will certainly degenerate, and everything connected with them will then be like an abyss.


Distance and proximity

There is no distance to the future. Everything can become true, because the necessary basic material for it is already given. There we keep a hope and apply it to our existence as a principle. There we experience a lot of support.

We try to be fair to the ideals of us. Nourished by a certain courage, which is given to us thanks to our hope, we create our own path of life. True to our own wishes we fulfill many a will.

A distance would not even exist for the past. We have no spatial understanding of time. We understand it linearly, but we know that the boundaries of it are defined by the present. So everything we have already thought about a future or a past will be obsolete. However, we like to remember how we lived in the past. There we talk with friends about what it means to us to have experienced something like that. This has already strengthened us in life for existence. That is why we are so certain of this existence. The one who has his existence in view can exist before other people. To this end, we willingly secure what is given, so that we have something to report about.


An equipment of the human being

The author Schneider has considered the question of what kind of equipment a person will actually be equipped with and has found some answers. He would now like to go into this question first of all, before he will clarify his own position on it. Such a fact is to be addressed only afterwards.

You can think of a person in two ways to understand him or her. On the one hand, there would be the person surrounded and occupied with objects. On the other hand, however, he or she will also be able to discard such objects and understand them in cash. Who he or she is therefore depends on how he or she appears to us at the moment.

The only objects that come into question for him or her are those that are suitable for him or her. This should strengthen his or her nature and underline his or her nature. On the other hand, a wrong choice of objects can cause a person to lose himself or herself. There he or she will be banished and puzzled, paralyzed and spoiled by such things. Some of these things will weaken him or her for quite a while.

As a human being one changes again and again into that state of independence from one's own means. Why does one need a constant reference to any object? - Surely that would be bad, if we could do nothing without one. Let us go to it within ourselves and give it out of our hands.

Others will be able to test themselves on these just as we have done. Basically, the object is to be possessed once by that man or woman who has learned to control it. That would be the custom among craftsmen and craftswoman.


Have time for yourself

Man, especially when he is alone, is on his own and yet wants to exist. There he takes control of his life, because it will be his task to do so. For this purpose he devotes himself to his own existence and experiences in it his existence. This is his life, it should make a difference. Therefore he devotes himself to his own experience of the given. That is his source. From the well he can draw what life has in store for him. An acceptance of the given leads directly to man having something that he can use for himself. So he can proceed in this way, something will arise from it. Whatever he releases with it, it will be so real that it will happen. It would be irrelevant, which kind of emanation manifests itself in him. Rather, it will be decisive where it comes from and what it brings with it. Something, which originates from a given source and affects the given as thing, will be there too. There it occurs and has its weight.

Believe only in what you can weight! - The fact that it exerts a force on you should also mean that the thing has an effect at all. There it has not only occurred for you alone, but has also affected other people. There it becomes aware of us. So we have every reason to be concerned with it. First we take it into account, later we integrate it into the event in a useful way.

Let us restrict ourselves to those things for which we can also make our own statement. That would be wise. An intelligent behavior of man would not testify to his unlimited abilities, but rather take into account that he recognizes his limitations and makes use of what he knows.

Of course, intelligence is like all other human strengths. Whoever poses with them would thereby underline the senselessness of his existence. Since he has not posed, time passes and thus his life. Everything corresponds to this and so it remains unused.

So it is good if we use our own time for ourselves as well. For this purpose we dedicate ourselves to the known, deal with it and build up something for ourselves. If we take a good look at our own spheres, then we also get many opportunities to act according to our possibilities. An equation of the people there would take place. Everyone has something comparable to his own.

Let's look at the human being as something whole. Starting from the perspective of the completeness of his being, we can also acknowledge his developments and give him many a good thing. This awakens trust and also leads to a certainty about the true nature of happiness. Let us equate man with his own ideal. Please do not unify such an ideal excessively. Let us rather point out that there are completely distinguishable ideal conceptions of what a person is and which way seems to be feasible for him. Let us make his success dependent on who he is. In this way we look at what can be weighed.

To deal with the given creates space for the good. We direct our consciousness to the thing given for us by controlling the temporal events. We give it considerably more space than other things, which are nevertheless important, but are less important to us. Thus we inductively get into a state which allows us to release some kind of concentration. We do not want to force such a state. We only create those conditions that would be relevant for their occurrence. We want to leave it to chance whether it occurs, and even when it occurs. Of course, we are creating good conditions for it to actually occur. We do this by reducing the moments that cause distraction.

The most important thing is the time when we commit ourselves to our own cause. However, it is not the exact time period or the exact point in time that has been decisive for it, but only the duration, taking into account our own constitution, that is relevant for it. If such a one is good, then we need less time to achieve our goals.

Let us simply get used to such regular aspects of the given. This should make some things easier for us in life. Many things will be possible for us.


Self-knowledge as a path

A resolution of the given would lead to nothing, because it decomposes the given. The traditional approach, that one has to look at the given in order to find the true way, on which things are compatible with each other, shall be correct. This still leads to their mastery. However, if you only look at the solutions alone, you are sure to copy from someone else. That would be like reciting incomprehensible phrases. So the fruit will be without taste. Even the finest spice has not improved it. All this is so bland.


One man's creative power

A science that has excluded from its field of perception what it would not be able to understand with its means cannot be a comprehensive one. Existence is based on a consideration of the given, and so its application takes place only where it is fulfilled that it can be considered. The given is by no means neglected. Anything other than that would certainly be a Schmu.

There the property degenerates with us. To reject or even demonize such a thought, simply because it did not fit into the usual scheme of glorifying the scientific disciplines in our country, leads to sheer nonsense. It will be just as foolish as if one has filled up a spring, just because one has already drawn sufficient water from it. Who needed such a thing?


To exist in faith

A Logos of the Christian man combines, as far as I know, justice with the severity of its precept and goodness with devotion to an acceptance of the human being. There the events in life lead to faith, love and hope in man. They will be inexhaustible and therefore represent real virtues. At the same time no man shall be the judge of another. By no means should man be obliged to devote himself to his fellow men in any other way than frankly. Faith in such a principle would be eternal; it turns to man in detail and binds him in. A human-earthly thinking would not first have to acquire an access to it to exist in such a way, because otherwise everything would be in danger with us. Life is much more about a recognition of what is given. Thereby everything leads by itself already to the true way. To be a human being, one has to learn this, but the lessons there should be of a simple kind. To put them into practice is without any wrong consequence, because man could not become entangled in that which has strengthened, held and made him alive. Rather, it will strengthen him, encourage him and, by some confidence in his own cause, put him on the right path, so that he is as existent as he appears.



One should not jeopardize what has made a life happy.