Ted Vollers wrote:
I did not mean negativity regarding you in what I said.
I did not infer any, though I was under the (misguided?) impression that graduation was not only possible, it was inevitable.
Tom has explained before that this is the reason that things stay at a kindergarten level here as the result of so many newcomers.
That does make sense to a degree, though I think as a species we are improving, even if it's exceedingly slowly. While there are exceptions, much of humanity now lives in circumstances that they are no longer in danger of being burned at a stake for believing the wrong things about spirituality. Our science may very well be on the verge of proving ideas, like Tom's MBT, that may result in a paradigm shift.
But, the idea that once a IUOC reaches a certain amount of experience they move on to a different PMR makes sense, especially in light of the fact that one day, many trillions of years from now, this PMR will be uninhabitable.
When you get there, you will feel more of the need for serving the system instead of 'partying'.
Perhaps it's just a sign of my relative high entropy consciousness, but service for all of eternity sounds like a lot of hard work, with very little reward. It's almost analogous to me of the idea of spending all of eternity worshiping.