My point was that viewing existence through the primary concept of Value
may not be of value for everyone. Christianity, Buddism, Islam,
Existentialism, Science, are also not for everybody. MoQ provides a
different paradigm with which to view reality. Many are content with the
manner in which they view such reality. That is all that I meant.
One cannot derive an awareness of the world as Value by simply reading
about it. This reading is an SOM approach to understanding and will not
get one to a non-SOM way of getting it. If one uses science as the true
means for deriving a relationship with existence, one misses much else that
can possibly provide meaning, Quality being one such possibility. Pirsig
goes to great lengths to describe Quality through his introduction of MoQ.
However, what he provides is not in the words he writes, but in what his
intentions are with the words.
I am glad that you see Quality as a term for everything, and that it has
changed your life. Not everybody will see it this way. Physics is also a
metaphysics since it attempts to describe What Is. Unfortunately it only
relies on the measurable. This measurable is an SQ that we have created.
It is part of the Church of reason. MoQ goes beyond reason and gives one
an opportunity to begin to see things differently. There are some
instructions, but it is what each person does with those instructions that
is important. We learn how to drive through instructions. However,
driving is much more than those instructions. They just help one get
On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Joseph Maurer <jhmau@comc...> wrote: