**Axioms of Phenomenal Perfectionism**

**The Human**** Mind is an Information Engine which Processes Observations to Produce Actions**

*Information*quantifies the amount of free entropy in a system.Information external to the individual is

*U**niversal**O**rder.*Information internal to the individual is

*O**rder**P**otential*.Universal order is modified via

*A**ction.*Order potential is modified via

*O**bservation*.Action and observation occur in rapid succession in the

*A**ction-**O**bservation cycle*.

**The Collection of a****ll Moments which can be Realized from the Present Moment is the Potential Self**

A single iteration of the action-observation cycle is a

*M**oment*.The

*P**resent**M**oment*is the action-observation cycle an individual is currently experiencing.A moment is

*R**ealized*when a sequence of actions cause it to become the present moment.A moment is

*A**ttainable*if it can be realized from another through a sequence of actions.An

*I**sochron*is the set of all attainable moments an equal number of action-observation cycles from the present moment.The

*P**otential**S**elf*is the set of all isochrons.

**Actualization Potential Evaluates the Objective Hierarchy across the Potential Self**

*Objectives*are statements about the universal order which can be determined to be true or false.S

*ubordinate**O**bjectives*are those that must be true for another objective to be true.A

*P**rimary**O**bjective*is one which is not subordinate to any other objective.*Priorities*are weights against primary objectives for a given moment.*Evaluation*is the process of weighting primary objectives against momentary*priorities*.*Realization Potential*is the probability a moment will eventually be realized from the present moment.*Actualization*is the expected evaluation across a given isochron weighted by realization potential.*Actualization**P**otential*is the total expected actualization evaluated across the potential self.

**Perfection is Intractable and therefore we utilize Suboptimal Heuristics**

The

*P**erfect**A**ction*is the one which results in the optimal actualization potential in a given moment.*Understanding*is order potential related to the axioms and their implications.*Knowledge*is order potential related to the state of objectives.*Wisdom*is order potential related to available actions and their expected impact to the universal order.With complete understanding and infinite knowledge, wisdom, and time

*P**erfect**O**ptimization*is possible.Perfect optimization is

*I**ntractable*since order potential and time in any moment are finite.The intractable nature of perfect optimization necessitates suboptimal

*H**euristics*to be utilized to approximate evaluation.

**We approach Perfect Optimization through Conscious Awareness**

*Efficiency*measures the maximum actualization potential a heuristic can achieve relative to optimal actualization.The

*Fundamental Nature*of an individual is to move toward perfect optimization.A heuristic is

*Subverted*if it does not optimize actualization potential to its maximum efficiency.The cause of subverted heuristics is

*Unconscious*order potential generated by external objectives*.**Awareness*is the conscious evaluation of objectives utilizing understanding, knowledge, and wisdom.The influence of external objectives can be completely

*Extinguished*through awareness.

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