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"Socialization, despite all the advances of the human race, remains one of the most difficult and technically demanding intellectual and practical fields in existence. It is hideously opaque and hence traditionally resistant to the tools of mathematical analysis that allow areas of lesser complexity to be broken down into familiar and discrete components and thus rendered scientific. Philosophical analysis is possible, but inconsistently fruitful.
What is socialization? It would seem in general to be a positive sum game based on communication which distributes social resources. However, there are also consistently negative sum outcomes to socialization for specific individuals such as job loss, joblessness, home loss, homelessness, and death. Socialization is roughly analogous to a game of musical chairs in which number of chairs and number of people scales dynamically, “knocking people out” at the fringes while rarely greatly reducing the total number of people in the game proportionally. The positive sum spoils are then divided up among the survivors according to other, unknown formula.
Socialization for most people also seems to reflect subconscious or reflexive level thought, rather than deliberate rational thought, even going so far as to contradict many of the rational intuitions of the most intelligent and rational people in the world in its machinations. It is so reflexive that it often seems to be something that happens to people, or perhaps with people, rather than because of people. In fact, trying to hold specific individuals responsible for negative outcomes to socialization in particular is generally impossible. It consistently results in evasion, appeals to God, nature, or higher forces, or the lower forces of physics, or metaphysical forces of determinism.
It is apparent that there are really two different games being played with socialization: one with winners and losers, and one with just winners of different degree. If you can’t win the first game, you’ll never be able to play the second. Therefore, this guide will strive to provide you with the conceptual tools and framework necessary to succeed at Game 1 so that you can begin the process of moving on to Game 2. I will begin with a historical-biological-evolutionary-psychological sort of background and move on to an eventual model based on such, then to game theory."
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