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  1. Oh, that's a terrific question.

    Let's start a little bit from afar. A symbol is a sign of an object, being, or phenomenon. That is, it is something that does not exist, but represents. I draw a deer and a hunter on the wall, implying the whole process and its successful outcome.�

    Let's start with a simple one. symbols play a huge role in human life. They indicate hierarchy, affiliation, and occupation. Many chiefs were distinguished by their appearance among the tribe, which especially emphasized their dissimilarity with other members of the tribe. If at first the leader/leader could be distinguished by specific physical or intellectual characteristics, then later the rule was based on symbolic constructions: for example, on law, divine law, tradition. In fact, these things are supported only by a social contract and / or their sacred position. We comply with the law, the norms of etiquette, obey the rules because they are endowed with a certain semantic load (also in the case of the law, non-compliance leads to sanctions).�

    Semantic load is the main thing for us in social relations. A cross, monument, or swastika is nothing without subtext and meaning. The meaning is expressed in certain symbols. In fact, we do not even value the symbols themselves, but the feelings, emotions, and values that they indicate.�

    See: your parents decided to sell the house or apartment where you were born and spent a happy childhood (the city authorities decided to demolish it). You haven't lived there for a long time, but you may feel sad or aggressive about the memories. These memories are the content of the physical embodiment-the house / apartment.

    Thinking globally: we value the world of symbols more than the real world, because the real world exists without purpose, meaning. It is difficult for a person to exist without meaning and purpose. It is difficult to take everything on yourself, blame only yourself, and in the end remain only a bump in the ground. To mitigate this burden, we give everything a certain meaning.

  2. The world of Symbols is a very simple and clear, virtual fashion world, which is significantly different from the very difficult World of the Real One.

    The real world is much more complex and difficult to understand and master.

  3. Because the real world is such a symbol. Because a value is such a symbol. And “appreciate”, respectively, is a symbolic action. And society is a symbol. But the world of symbols is real as nothing else.

    So how can the real world be valued in such circumstances?

  4. These are the new rules of the game imposed by the interventionists. Pumping out energy by parasites. Who imposed their own rules of the game on us for several millennia. Degradation to make it easier for us to manage and siphon off energy. A shift in focus to what harms us, but feeds parasites. This is in the cool)))

  5. It seems to me that the point here is not at all in social entities, but simply in reasonable ones. Associal creatures, for example, also appreciate symbols: look at their tattoos, for example :). So here, apparently, it's all about how our mind works. In fact, we are so wired that we are unable to accept the essence of reality as it really is directly. We cannot understand reality in its entirety in principle. So instead, to understand the world, we build a model of it in order to predict its development, plan our own actions and evaluate the result (this is what our consciousness does). For this, we use associative chains. That is, we associate the unknown to us, what we cannot accept directly, with objects that we already know. We find an analogy and use it to construct such associations. From here, it's one step to characters. Since we are working with some models built on the basis of associations with objects that have already been studied, it makes sense to somehow designate these objects that we know, i.e. assign them a certain symbol or combination of symbols. And, of course, if we can't perceive reality directly, but only try to understand it by building its model, then the elements of the model are closer to us than reality itself, and, therefore, the symbols are closer to us. That's something like it, probably.

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