As in the case of living beings generally, slack chooses the path of least resistance. Akin to life, for slack the idea that this is choice is misnomer – it is of its nature, emergent, and not a conscious reasoned decision. Perhaps “develops towards” is a better term.
Slack, like life, seeks nooks and crannies where it will be nourished and can thrive. Where it can, in a sense, “eek out” a living from the earth. Unlike other visions of existence, which emphasize struggle and strife, slack sees life as innately nurturing. Life isn’t competitive, “red in tooth and claw,” but rather unconsciously symbiotic. Holistic, interrelated, dynamically linked. Slack understands it is futile (and fanatical) to push so rigorously towards goals. What is a goal but a strange obsession, a preoccupation of the mind? Are goals, blind objectives, even healthy?
Slack seeks a knowledge and acceptance of life (and living things) that is fundamentally harmonious, not competitive and antagonistic. Antagonism leads to war, and war is the fundamental antithesis of slack.
Like Heraclitus, slack shares a vision of life that is both dynamic and non-committal. “Everything flows”. In fact, existence is flow…