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Conscience Is A Status Game

When we consider conscience, the ultimate judge in our head, can also be considered a form of a status game. Conscience is just an imagined, a simulated game. We subconsciously imagine what others would think about our actions.

That's why we are proud about ourselves when we do something good even when we are alone. Or we feel shame when we don't raise to the standards of our imaginary audience.


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Everything we do in life can be explained as a struggle to win more clout in a community we care about. Generally status can be gained in 3 ways:

  • Dominance: Impose your will through force. This applies to dictators as much as verbally abusive partners.

Status is a very old game and a zero-sum game.

Status is a very old game and a zero-sum game.

We’ve been playing it since monkey tribes. It’s hierarchical. Who’s number one? Who’s number two? Who’s number three? And for number three to move to number two, number two has to move out of that slot. So, status is a zero-sum game.

Politics is an example of a status game.

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