THIS BOOK HAS taken business under the lens of Metaphysical Tradition. Some of the people, whose life is currently completely subordinated to business, may find our point of view interesting enough to be moved to undertaking more research and study. We don’t expect that there are many of these but we are sure that there are some. For them we recommend that they consider the books we list under references.
Today the orientation is difficult, since business has gained much more relevance than ever before yet the most significant traditional authors have never dedicated much time to this topic. When it comes to business, as to most social phenomenon we may look at it from the conceptual point of view and from the organizational point of view. In this book we have obviously taken the conceptual point of view and addressed the organizational
point of view only partially.
Perhaps we have managed to contrast Metaphysical Tradition, which we view as a state of normality with the modern world that may only be described as a deep existential and identity crisis that manifests itself as the current global, political, geo-political, economical, social, religious, educational and many more types of crisis.
This pervasive crisis is necessary.
With the disappearance of supra-human traditional principles that used to serve as an absolute point of reference for orientation and self-realization, an arrogant and hubristic irrationality came to the scene that produced pseudo principles and through them, turned everything into an illusion: the illusion of science in the form of pervasive scientism that dominates all areas of life, the illusion of arts that among a myriad of other things have managed to produce boy-bands, paintings by elephants and skulls and other objects studded with diamonds, the illusion of beauty displayed on the cover of magazines and billboards that when it doesn’t grin, it has the facial expression of a robot, the illusion of power that demands a void, the lack of intellectual faculties, and a pseudo value system that openly and aggressively liquidates values and human qualities.
And all this is propagated and sold as “individual opinions” and it speaks volumes of the general condition of the masses that they buy this, mostly based on the celebrity status of the “seller”.
Seemingly there are efforts to solve this crisis but the majority of these don’t come from a vantage point above the causes but from the same level: from scientism, from pseudo arts, from pseudo powers, from activists representing pseudo values or from simply confused individuals with resources and a stronger than average ambition.
Why is this crisis necessary?
Fighting against abnormality, as the irrational is always abnormal, on a macro level is simply no longer possible: the odds are overwhelming, there is not one area of life anywhere where it doesn’t already dominate. It will disappear only after exhausting
all its potentials. This of course doesn’t mean that the fight shouldn’t be fought. It must be fought! If organization on some level is possible and we believe it is, authentic personalities must organize to make an impact. Not doing so would be damaging on
Organizing, however, is a personal responsibility.
And this is where the solution lies: the crisis must be solved first and foremost on a personal level. In first case singular: personally I can prevent abnormality from running its course; and since this is also a potentiality or a possibility for me, not doing so would be an ontological crime against myself.
I must re-instate normality in my life. I must fulfill my organic role, I must have normal relationships, I must think and act according to supra-individual norms, because if I don’t, I automatically follow sub-human ones: organization takes place in this personal
Eliminating irrationality results in organic organization and organic structures in turn don’t tolerate irrationality.