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For the current subjective question, I quote from verse 50 of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself:

There is that in me -- I do not know what it is -- but I know it is in me.

Wrench'd and sweaty -- calm and cool my body then becomes,
I sleep -- I sleep long.

I do not know it -- it is without name -- it is a word unsaid,
It is not in any dictionary, utterance, symbol.

Something it swings on more than the earth I swing on,
To it the creation is the friend whose embracing awakes me.

Do you see O my brothers and sisters?
It is not chaos or death -- it is form, union, plan -- it is eternal life -- it is Happiness.

This question centers around that unnamed stuff within you -- that aspect that makes you wrench'd and sweaty, calm and cool. Specifically, does the makeup of the core of who you are tend more to chaos or to systematic organization?

To elaborate, is the ultimate core of who you are a swirling raging chaotic firestorm, or a orderly planned structure? When I say ultimate, I mean that which may be even beyond possibility to even experience, if you consider that to be so -- in which case your response of course may just be conjecture.

If you believe your core tends more to a chaotic existence, then do you believe order can be brought to it? And if so, will you be a better or worse person, and would you want to bring order to it, given the chance?

If you believe the core of who you are tends more to an organized structure, then how did it become organized? And if it were to become chaotic, would you see that as an improvement? Would you take a chaotic core if given the chance?

Extra credit bonuses ;-) for anyone who wants to tackle why Whitman, in his epiphany, suggests an equivalence between Happiness, eternal life and order, and similarly chaos with death. Is he suggesting that happiness is equivalent to having an ordered, structured core of being?

Please note that I am not asking specifically for you to describe the core of your being, rather only to which of the two extremes its makeup tends to. I am also not asking whether you, yourself, leans towards chaos, but rather, whether the makeup of the core of your being tend to be more chaotic or structured. Conceivably, a person can tend to chaotic environments, but their core be completely structured.

Also, if you need clarification on what is the meaning of "chaos" and "plan", use the excerpt from Whitman above as a basis.


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