I feel that to challenge the status quo as regards to monogamy requires in itself a certain degree of analysis that most are unfortunately incapable of. It takes a tremendous amount of introspection to step back from the confines of modern defined conceptions of what human relations are allowed to be but it is a fact that we come from non-monogamous community structures. Our species thrived on them and our instincts betray the monogamy model at every turn because we have the potential to experience each other on a much larger scale, one that makes our lives fuller and does away with the pious guilt that corrodes our sense of freewill. Furthermore, the concept of property has been solidified by industrial society and it is pushed forward by the capitalist model, ubiquitously applying it and extending its psychological grip onto people. It lures and entraps us in a golden cage. We experience its confinement in our frustrated desire for something more. Something few will ever allow themselves to have, and it is a profoundly sad reality that our precious time comes and goes unfulfilled, unrealized, cheated, censored and inexorably thwarted from its potential.
Now... a small summary that might help describe the person that inhabits the skin I live in.
1) A number of random, sequential incidents have yielded this person I have become. To see this person in the mirror and to live in this flesh are two different things. We understand that our self image can differ greatly from that of external observation.
2) There is no reason or rhyme. No grand design. There is only what exists within the extent of our faculties, that is, what they can perceive and therefore surmise, what they can do or undo. This is fairly relative to the universe, but the universe is not necessarily equally relative to it, for our diligences are limited to our understanding, which is not unlike our Gods, projections of conjectures.
3) Life is a fleeting moment, a single, forward momentum that transubstantiates the psyche and the body and we are in control of it inasmuch as any self-aware organism is able to further its survival until its inevitable demise.
4) We are born with inherent qualities which we learn to harness or we completely neglect. Success or failure also fall within this category. This is all circumstantial for the most part. What we call luck is in actuality the arbitrary and rampant nature of reality as we experience it. Although learned lessons can in fact aid us to gravitate onto the path of least resistance.
5) Ignorance brings suffering and all knowledge is temporary.
6) Social constructs have yielded a number of useful tools for interaction as well as useless, and in some cases crippling artifices. Discernment is a life long task.
7) Proximal meaning is all we can ever hope for so it should be enough to satisfy our need to make sense out of existence. Once this is accepted, a veil is lifted and a burden is cast aside.
8) Common sense can be practical if applied to positive and negative outcome as a basis for good vs bad. It is in our best interest to look for balance in our exchanges.
9) I believe a redefinition is long overdue so that our collective well being as well as spirits can be lifted above the eroded moral ground through which we currently drag them. We begin this redefinition by understanding human history, by casting aside the obsolete and dispelling the myths that paved the way to civilization. A personal change must take place in which we influence others around us to reevaluate life as we map out a new course towards edification and happier, more equal and balanced lives.