The lowest of the three primary principles of the psyche, Orexis is of primary importance in understanding human nature. Almost everything in everyday consciousness, society, popular culture, pop-music, movies and TV, requires Orexis to be properly explained. In this respect, a purely rationalistic discipline like academia, which has no concept of Orexis, cannot explain common society, but is limited to an ivory tower absraction.
It is easy to track orexis by observing one's own reactions of consciousness. Getting caught up in a catchy pop tune about love found or lost, a patriotic anthem or showing of the flag, a close match of spectator sport involving a team you follow, a Hollywood action blockbuster revolving around some simple story of betrayal and revenge, shootouts or car chases or other spectacle, a novel you can't put down, a mob going wild, the thrill of the chase when trying to pick up someone for sex at a nightclub or party, or the disappointment of being rejected or stood up; being on the winning team, or being on the losing team, the excitement and high when everything is going well, and the dissapointment and depression when it isn't; all this, and more, is orexis, the desire nature, the double.
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