My base function plays ping-pong with me when all the other functions are too busy.
Or what kind of answer are you looking for?
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." -Roald Dahl
It's pretty cool
It is the only thing that guarantees the positive outcome. Everything else just freewheels and languishes and gets bogged down on trivial contingencies. Purposeful direction is not just what preserves the good in life; it is what defines it.
"Why does the universe exist?"
For whatever reason, your brain picks it.
I always felt that Si frames my existence and makes me a chill, relaxed dude when I want to be.
This is me and my dual being scientific together
my particular base or people's base in general?
People's in general... idk, I think that for whatever reason your brain chooses that as the main way of looking at things.
My base... It helps me get clear picture of how reality works so that I can handle any situation in the real world effectively.
It's how you perceive the world.
Everything is possible...
...but finding a solution requires thinking
DCNH: Dominant --> perhaps Normalizing
Enneagram: 7w6 "Enthusiast"
MBTI: ENTJ "Field Marshall" or ENTP "Inventor"
Astrological sign: Aquarius
To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach.
In theory there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
It's connecting everything. It's indistinguishable as I can only perceived it using it. It's impossible to think without or outside of it.
If, however, what you mean is why Ni in particular is important in general, then I'd say it is so because as all elements it has its unique focus, which makes it indisposable.
All the other functions revolve around it.