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This Is™ Humility

Preface and Rationale - by Andrew Wiguna

Beyond philosophy, science and economics, my interest surrounds both the understanding and reflections on Nutrition. Beyond perceiving nutrition as "food"; to merely sustain our means of living. But as a compartmentalised symbiosis; to "Interpretation" itself.  

Beyond sustenance - Nutrition also represents how well we filter, digest and most importantly interpret relatively to our needs & concerns with contexts. From any or all incoming influences, thoughts, ideologies, and politics.

My challenge and overall voice of concern is to argue the excess, hierarchic egoism amidst everything we follow and told as the supposedly “solution”, towards all that of our current sociological and health turbulences. From metabolic syndromes, mental illnesses and social depravity, to name a few. Despite incessant conformities to such institutionalised methods, be it from pharmaceutical interventions or societal re-correction services - a crisis of confusions and futile outcomes still somehow persist out of this linear dogmatism.

One “clue” however, remains dormant and begs to to be reconciled at an individual level. I documented and traced as such - stems from that of our own biological measures at re-interpreting what "enough” means.

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Amidst all chaotic & competing coercions that follows as a result - one must able to find - the peaceful individuality away from it all. That is - an inner conviction out of one’s ability at surviving with less coercions. Less resources. And thus higher transcendence - of one’s authentic individuality against excessive and coercive - influences given by Institutionalisation.

Through my own turbulent years of self-accounting and my observations - inevitably channelled me to the establishment of this conceptual trademark & branding initiative - "This Is™ Humility". First originated as life / personal observational insights and experiences many years accumulatively back since 2012.  

I implore the main objective behind this branding is for asserting my audience the need to resist and read between all lines of “guidances”. For much of our lives has been misinformed due to a large degree of Correctness Hierarchy or egoism.

Such has been initially perpetuated, none other, than the very Institution/s we ourselves placing our entire lives on them through uncountable stakes.

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What is wrong with our current institutions? 

All Institutions believe that condensing every complex subjectivities into just a handful of objectivist criterias - ensures fairer survival and prolonging of the human race.

Governances and Institutions are derived out of collectivist opinions of a “Few” to control and coerce, in form of conformities at policing linear “correctness” - upon the however infinitely (& subjectively) growing “Many”. Indeed, coercions led to inspirations, and both coexist hand in hand.

Binary semantics “Good” or “Bad” remain as their codex. Once their presence, as law or dogma has permeated through early education and as “religion” - no human beings are immune from their influences through unsolicited advices. In face of helplessness, an individual deemed as not “good" enough”? Is simply told to do "more". Still not enough? Then blame it all on "Willpower". Still not good enough? The victim inevitably will likely be compared at, then instructed to follow all what "famous" or "successful" survivors do. Hence; becoming remanifested victims of Survivorship Biases.

Today we are instilled so convincingly; that everything can be “solved” through what is known as practising "Common Sense". If "Common Sense" is the first and last word for cure or "panacea" to quell every human ill or resentment - how well are we doing so far through such paternalism? Sociological "inequality", political gender "inequalities", pathological metabolic syndromes, premature mortality, depression, mental illnesses, suicides, obesity, to Structural Violence, and Overpopulation - continues to persists symptomatically. Despite stringent subservience to each and every Institutional guidelines, rules, "laws" and/or correction dogma's.

When all else “fails” - institutions finally step in by structural force. Condemnation and isolation - through “fixations”.

Institutions prescribe such solutions; egoistically so by attempting to override Nature’s side effects. If one's complex sociological circumstances refuses to “cooperate”” harmoniously with every-said "therapies", or that dangerous physiological implications persists from taking "SSRI anti-depressants, "Proton Pump Inhibitors", “Adderals”, Xanax's, Zoloft, Rivastatins, Antibiotics, Antipsychotics, then individual instincts have never been more correct. It is everyone of these myopic solution/s themselves that causes all such dubious outcomes.

After all, what is there for a patient to do? We have to submit our subserviences (and “patience”) whilst all side effects must be shouldered ourselves. For they, dear Institutions - do not care - if those side effects persist. Institutionalised methodology (or "prescriptions") after all only concerns idealistic outcomes, at all cost. Further at an isolated level whilst remaining at total disconnect to everything else surrounding a patient's (or case / victims) physiological contexts.

"Rehabilitation" or "RE-corrections" therefore is not overly different - from imprisonment. After all - "fixing" a problem is much akin - to only FIXATE and IMMOBILISE such symptoms of a problem. Each in perfect - isolation.


It is only logical therefore that - we inevitably ask ourselves two questions -

  • Could "simplicity" or “common sense”, as advised through institutional subservience - masks a complex irony in and of itself?

  • Is it thus not up to us to individually decide whether to become statistical followers or explorers - of our own Authenticity?

I have thus proposed not a "solution", but as a written reminder. A motivational manuscript re-addressing the one last possible confounder behind all these calamity. Our own means and understanding - of "consumption". An individual reconciling - of what “enough” means. Not out of theology, but of biological authenticity stemming from how we receive and perceive Nutrition.

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HUMILITY THROUGH FRUGALITY™

My book - is an attempt addressing the complex and nuanced aspects of “Nutrition”; behind every connected concerns of our existing state of declines.  With the guidance of providing all research as best we have today on realms of nutrition - an intuitive encouragement for all to exercise self-resilience amidst embracing episodical nutrient and resource scarcities. Whilst fullfiling all that of our objective meritocracies.

However disastrous and inhumane that may sound - it is the only re-conditioning method that lies dormant within the readers themselves. All that follows after all, lies at the reader’s decision to whether remain as a pedestrian follower or to embark their own self-authenticity for a change - as explorer.

I implore however that any “solution” be however as it may be convinced as such from reading this; is never to be taken as a gospel for all. It is neither a totalitarian subscription to “starvation” nor is it myopic adherence to any one nutritional protocol. It gives to the readers as best as “science” thus far presented as existing repercussions; out of putting excess faith into epidemiological or institutionalised “Correctness”.

In this book I dispel the widespread misconception and misguided notion/s of what Humility truly means; beyond idealistic moral virtuosity, charity, “Religion” or Societal "modesty". But rather - a biological level of understanding and interpreting of what "enough" means as feedback loop from outside factors and into our own physiology; body and mind.

FORMAT 

All sections of the book is entirely written in a format of Questions Meet Answers - as opposed to lengthy thesis-like academic formality. Because questions promote gentle curiosities; and only an answer can justify anything - over literally anything - their rationale for existence onto what, how and why - the world has arrived to such outcomes (or more appropriately a process of decline) we see today.

I have never considered myself as an accomplished writer or author; my grammatical expressions therefore is likely never immune from criticism. Striving inbetween writing style/s to that of Sincerity, Stern and Contemplative - this book is anything but commercially toned, nor is it deservedly fitting on a coffee table. Nor is it all about sensational or delightful "recipes".

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NUTRITIONAL HUMILITY™

Any "Facts" is only as "valid" as how it is biologically "interpreted".

I implore that "Science"; beyond just an academia pursuit - is NEVER about defining objectivity conclusions. My book does not end simply as alternatives sitting next to many others on nutrition or self-help "advices". It can be thought of also as a philosophical resource at tying together all of the above concerns into this one visual philosophical / identity I designed and branded as - "Nutritional Humility™."   An intellectual identity, a nutritive philosophy towards encouraging an outcome I devise as - "NUTRITIVE INDIVIDUALISATION".

All nutritive dogmas, beliefs, or paradigms bearing even a single word of "healthy" are inevitably overly egoistic and idealised, and subjective in their degrees of replicable Correctness. Thus all things we receive, consume - can only be assessed by its implicit usefulness, and its relevances dictated by the recipient’s varying degrees of CONTEXTS and his/her imposingly variable INTERPRETATIONS; through genomics, physiology and socio-economics confounders.

Hence Nutritive Individualisation = CONTEXTS + INTERPRETATIONS. This philosophy encourages the very main goal behind my book itself - to exercise, explore and instigate towards individual & biological authenticity of ownership - at redefining what enough means.

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NO “LIKES” OR “SUBSCRIPTIONS” NECESSARY

The last if yet most surprising aspect of this entire branding initiative; is its absence of encouraging “likes” or “subscriptions” to its own channel. Ever since its online presence back in 2015 bears an unchanged tagline deep within the disclaimers: “Subscriptions” and/or “Likes” are optional.

Arguably, this project is the very first of its kind at honestly proclaiming itself to be the anti thesis of social media “marketing”.

“Anti-thesis”- I assert in a way that we must truly question the meaningfulness behind all “numbers”. We live in an overly competitive correctness hierarchy; instrumentalised and quantified by likes and numerics panels. That however, are what also governs and grants validity of exposures. I argue that such numerical subscriptions equate frivolous and uncooperative rewarding of human civility; out of exchanging both informations and emotions. Where as genuine comments of positivity and thanksgiving are much more authentic than numbers alone.

Admittedly nevertheless, “recognition” out of one’s efforts and academia endeavours is indeed an important fabric of freedom-of-speech. Yet how ironic is it that Institutions and powers-that-be decide and prioritise what is predictively populist? By mathematical algorithms that automatically decide, through “numbers” alone - to dictate what gets shown, and what gets muted?


LINKS / WHERE TO FIND THIS PROJECT

I hereby invite all visitors to witness my Blog as well as that of the connected Google+ Page This Is Humility™ I regularly maintain and posts much of my share of thoughts; all as tied under my parent branding initiative website that I have solely produced and designed (thisis-humility.com.au). 

Further comprised also of the motion graphic featurette videos I myself created, recorded, edited and produced - all these efforts;  which are solely funded with no external help - I'd be sincerely pleased and grateful to hear any feedbacks and comments to all my endeavours within this branding initiative.

Andrew Wiguna / AW™
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