Q: But why?
A: Because it is good.
Q: Which part?
A: The whole. Ignore the parts: focus on how they fit together.
Q: Why does this matter?
A: To choose.
A: Because we are part of it; there is only One and all are parts of that.
Q: There is no One Removed?
A: There is only One.
Q: But there is war and hatred.
A: Part of the One. Relationship between parts, interaction, process and context.
Q: But there is death.
A: Functionality is more important than persistence.
Q: What of the soul?
A: If it has been created, it exists in the One.
A: There is no time at that level. It is a state necessary for time, but not prior to it.
Q: But you are a nihilist.
A: I believe nothing is inherent, no truth can be communicated, and there are no universal values. All is choice. Choice is what defines us, and what in part effects what will be.
Q: Why choose this path?
A: Because the whole is good, I pursue the good, so more good occurs.
Q: Why do you care?
A: Because good is more beautiful than anything else.
Q: And there is no inherent purpose?
A: No inherent purpose, only an inherent process. The singular will becomes dumb parts and reconstructs itself. It is a non-linear, architectonic balancing of all parts against each other.
Q: And if I don’t want to believe?
A: That is your role, and is part of the One. Even opposing the One is One-ness, because you have emphasized its centrality.
Q: The One is divided against itself?
A: In order to be One, it must include both unity and division. All must be included; however, each must meet with the consequences of its direction.
Q: Do you have a metaphor?
A: Seeds scattered on a forest floor. Each chooses its path semi-arbitrarily based on where it lands. None must grow toward the light. Those that do, may prosper.
Q: What is “the light,” for us humans?
A: A unity of the material and tangible and the invisible, abstract and yet also real, while not projecting our own confusion onto reality.
Q: How do we reach that?
A: A process of thinking, testing and accumulating knowledge. The scientific method as a counterpart and parallel to natural selection. The process of thought itself.
Q: And what does that teach us?
A: Beauty is truth, and truth, beauty. The same order is present in all things. That which functions matches this order. High level function is beauty.
Q: And why should we care?
A: Because it is good.