Because forced induction has a low success
probability, the conceptual standard has a
pleasure/pain element analogous to the sensual
That success is experienced as a sense of conceptual pleasure (good) and of correctness (true).
Repeated forced inductive failures are necessarily
taken as a reflection on the conceptual standard (soul)
because the implication of failure is that the
process of rationalization is faulty by comparison
to free induction, i.e. that feeling which is the quintessence of animalness is superior to thinking (forced induction) which determines quintessential manness.
The greater the number of successful forced inductions, the lesser
is the need of external validation.
Just as consciousness is the focus of the mind's activity, the path taken by that focus (in an abstract space) 'dwells' at a position centered on the conceptual standard. The conscious activity of a properly functioning mind passes through the conceptual standard comparing and evaluating new ideas.
If the dwell of focus is not centered on the conceptual standard one has 'lost one's soul'. it remains functioning at the subconscious level.
(The subconscious is any of the parts of the mind's activity which contribute to the focus.)
An uncentered soul is a 'conscience', i.e. the signifier of an improperly centered consciousness.
An improper focus is centered on the secondary conceptual standard (that of inductive failure or an invalidating experience or often on a 'master' idea acquired from another in the course of seeking validation). This occurs at a time of repeated inductive failures and/or external invalidating experiences.
However, the most common disposition of the
conceptual standard is its dissolution through lack
of use. In this state the mind is seldom
concentrated on conceptual matters and
the 'unemployed' soul dissolves back into
the infinite sea of possibilities from which it
To exercise the conceptual standard is to use it for comparative analysis. New information is sorted according to its value with respect to that standard, filing those concepts most valued close to the soul and those least valued away.
The standard of each individual is tested against reality being exposed to both good and bad contained therein. Purity of soul requires only that it be valued above all else and that the proof of valuing be embodied in its active use.
The strength of one's soul is a determining factor
in the process of giving up in favor of the
secondary standard (along with the magnitude of
inductive failures or invalidating experiences).
That strength is dependent on the degree of
generality of the primary conceptual standard, i.e.
the extent of reality subsumed by it.