By contrast, participants in the classes and coursework of Autonomy and Life have taken up a philosophy of life that integrates achieving behavioral gold into the meaning of living a good life. Through observation, study and practice, we philosophically describe how, in fact, autonomy and life actually works in America. We believe such effort is wanted and needed.
Critically, the ordered manner of our autonomy and life is generally unseen; that is, when we don’t learn an appropriate description of how autonomy and life works, we may reach adulthood with an insufficient understanding of its demanding requirements, not to say, the reward of its practice.
We recognize that our nation’s experiment with secular democracy is not only the source of our autonomous authority, but also dependent on our lifelong competent, socially responsible exercise of this authority. The set-up of the experiment—means and ends—is the behavioral framework within which we sovereign subjects are expected to shape and conduct the whole of our lives—in the marketplace, domestically and as socially conscious citizens. We accept these terms.
To serve both our country and ourselves, we commit to achieving behavioral gold. Further, we accept ourselves as the governor of our lives and the regulator of our cognition, perception, communication and motor-coordination and as such, are equipped to go for the gold.