duminică, 2 septembrie 2012

Believing in an Ordered World



In a large sense, all the men are confident that they live in an ordered world.

In fact, we have minimal conditions for declaring that some things are in a state of order. Ultimately, we take as an ordered state the simply coexistence of things in the way we used to know that they have existed.

For instance, we never pretend that the furniture from our room must follow precise geometric rules in filling the space and that the people around us must behave according to precise rules of politeness. But we feel confused when one piece of furniture is not longer in the same place or when some of our relatives change their usually way of greeting. Nonetheless, we are still far from declaring that those are states of disorder, because we are familiar with various similar experiences when things and people change their manner of being.

However, we are often repulsive to the idea that our life must be clearly ordered according to some principles. Because our confidence in an ordered world is never a precise belief, as it is required to be the guidance of life according to some principles. And that accepted order never attains the precision of a principle.

Therefore, those who want to instill in others’ minds the belief in a rational or divine ordered world seem to follow to modify the human behavior, not to prove a confidence in order which already exist. They claim a much ordered world than all we know about it, so that they could persuade others to live in an ordered manner.

Even if the defenders of a rational, divine, or moral order of the world would be right in their claims, the only order of world that counts for us in our daily life is that represented by the object of our loosely confidence.