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Being Woke In an Intellectual Circle

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Being Woke In an Intellectual Circle

Post by Intellectual_Savnot » December 1st, 2018, 2:17 am

Hello! I am Elijah Michael Karicas of the (grand) Council!
I feel really woke looking through these forums as a new member, I feel I have found something much long wanted in my academic interactive career. I realized that as I said this aloud (or in my head I can't recall) I was reintroduced to an old topic of mine, what is "woke"? To give some context, The Council started as a meme group in 2017, which evolved, as my personal life evolved, into a highly intellectual circle with the self assigned destiny of the progression and interaction of ourselves, the people of our nations, and all else in science and such. I am a sophomore in high school, so my group has not truly progressed far yet, but I myself have spent long hours reflecting upon existence and happenings and most importantly (I think), the morals of myself, and the codes of the intellectual. https://docs.google.com/document/d/10RC ... sp=sharing
That is the original Michael's Codes of Intellectuality, not my contemporary version, which also requires much revision. I could go on about the Council, but this is jut context as to what I do on the side. There is not technically a hierarchy to the Council, but I am an intellectual leader within it and one of the co-founders. Because of this I find I MUST be correct in all my actions since they are taken as correct with no thought given by my peers, much to my dismay. I will never give up on the goals I have set for myself, and I constantly strive to find the most correct and, yes, WOKE options available, as well as the laws for the council that keep it fully pure and unrestrained by my personal preference and morals. As such, I am really wondering, WHAT IS WOKENESS? I know I am an intellectual. It is one of those things I can claim to say without having to think about it first. I need no proof but my intentions. But am I woke? Since my codes affect the actions of quite a few like minded intellectuals, and more importantly, non like-minded intellectuals, shouldn't I be fully woke? Is it safe as an intellectual leader to create a code or make a decision that is potentially incorrect and uninformed, with minimal wokeness and possibilities of being untrue to my own undecided beliefs? Whatever, I will stop ranting, and if this is unnecessarily long a post, know I just joined and haven't mastered eloquence quite as of yet.
Stay woke , intellectuals! Merry Christmas and happy Studies!

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