Philosophy of Life (Destiny).& philosophies of Living (choice)
Throughout the history of human civilization, many wise men have tried to find the perfect way to guide mankind through life. A number of religions and philosophies had been created in that process, such as Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism in the Far East, Christianity with its many branches in the West, Judaism and Islam with their branches in the Near and Middle East. Some of these ‘teachings’ have been successfully held up as a beacon of light to many followers. Unfortunately, the world still goes on being chaotic or worse.
The author places all these religions and philosophies into a single category, which he calls: philosophies of Living (choice): in that they offer options or guidelines on how one should live one’s life.
The author’s Philosophy of Existence does not offer any option or guideline on how one should live one’s life. Instead, it identifies as our innate destiny an inescapable mission and certain obligations he calls “Must-dos”. The author places this particular set of imperatives within what he calls a Philosophy of Life (Destiny).
It is indisputable that for a person to be able to choose from a range of religions or philosophies, s/he must first exist, and that existence comes from the interweaving of three separate aspects of existence.
First of all, there is the material or physical world: we need a body in order to exist. Secondly, we need a function to rationalize or think twice in order to give us a reason to choose from such variety and complexity of intangible, cultural worlds. Last, but not least, we need a sense of self – in order to become an individual with the need to make my choices.
Our intellect defines life, our feelings define our needs and our reason chooses the way of life based on our needs. These three facets of our existence interweave symbiotically to create each complex individual human being: interacting physically, rationally and sensitively with ourselves, with other similarly complex human beings and with our environment. Base on this that we can all at least subscribe to this Philosophy of Life (Destiny), regardless of our other differences.
Material, Cultural/Societal and ego are the terms the author uses to define the three symbiotic worlds that sustain human life. The Material world maintains symbiosis between humanity and nature, the Cultural/Societal world maintains symbiosis between people and people, and the ego world maintains symbiosis between mind and body.
As long as one is alive, one must endure the challenges of one’s environment, of others and of oneself – whether one likes it or not, no matter how one chooses to live. These three symbiotic worlds sustain our existence. However, to exemplify and to experience existence is the inescapable mission of every human being.
Thus Trys’ Philosophy is not an option but an innate destiny – the mission of existence –whether people undertake it or not, they simply partake in this process inevitably. It differs fundamentally from a Philosophy of Living (Choice), which can be chosen or rejected by individuals or by groups depending on their rationality, situations and opportunities.