This is why the term 'sapiosexual' has a very similar cling to it as choosing a partner according to outer beauty or social status alone. Separated in to their own islands they are all some kind of potential recognition capabilities of their own areas of humanity, the values of which the human Will is able to consciously try and balance. That is, if they understand there is a whole which can be balanced. Identifying as sapiosexual or whatever tends to place so much emphasis on these areas that sometimes the recognized potential in intelligence gets petrified in to the identification process.Nefastos wrote: ↑Tue Dec 20, 2022 8:10 pm "What is intelligence?
Why, responded the Eminence, it is no more than a human occupation; an activity which men put their brains to, as frog kicks his legs to swim; it is a standard which men in their egotism use to measure other and perhaps nobler races, who are thereby dumbfounded."
– Avatar's Apprentice, in Scroll from the Ninth Dimension (Jack Vance: Star King, XI)
I heartily agree, although what is meant by intelligence here is kâma manas, not pure manas, which is universal.
This can happen in multiple ways, for example, the unconscious recognition of a need to move one's practice of intelligence further from plain kama manas under the guidance of manas, can happen by the eroto-magnetic pull in to circles where this challenge is presented by the others. But if one reduces this mystery in to plain identification as sapiosexual, then in some cases one's own adoration of the intelligent projects the potential of oneself outside of themselves and never allow realizing the manasic capabilities in themselves. Ofcourse this process can be also good, and the adoration is in such cases a preliminary step where the adorated capabilities actually starts taking place in oneself after projecting it in to others first. But in order this to happen, one must have consistent practice for the capabilities and surrender to the process of trial and error.