Daily Archives: January 26, 2014

THE TRUTH ABOUT SELFISHNESS

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Selfish: adj. a behavior(s) which tries to optimize a personal goal(s) with little or no consideration of another lifeform(s)’s needs

The truth is that we all want a piece of the pie of life for ourselves. We are all selfish and the only difference is that at one extreme humans want to get all that they can without regard for other human needs and at the other extreme are the fanatical altruists who sacrifice their lives for others without paying much attention to their own personal development which should make them desirable productive contributing humans on the face of this precious earth.

 

Human civilization would collapse if all humans were totally selfish and couldn’t interact peacefully with each other or if all were just fanatical altruists and distributed information, products, and services but did not produce any of that information, products and services themselves.

 

If you can live a relatively isolated hermit like life and not hurt anyone physically or mentally then you are a just moral human being.

 

If you are a very giving human and want to help others by volunteering some of your time and effort but still maintain a rather productive independent life of your own which may include a family then that is also entirely acceptable behavior.

 

If you are in a business promoting information, a product, or service which helps humans then that is probably also worthwhile.

 

If you are a member of a charitable organization and using it to enrich yourself and staff members taking about 9 dollars for every dollar distributed to the charitable cause then you are a fraudulent inefficient immoral charity organization and should not exist at all.

 

If your business selfishly deceives humans into buying your product or service and it is almost worthless, unhealthy, or makes human’s lives worse off then you are in an immoral business and should radically change or should not exist at all.

 

If you are selfishly trying to make big bucks selling overly processed food with artificial additives, growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, and using GMO plants which make poisons which kill insects or have resistance to artificial herbicides then you are creating unhealthy food and also creating unhealthy humans or stealing human’s health and that is not a moral action.

 

If you are selfishly making big bucks in the stock market by manipulating stock prices with volatile fluctuations with your billions of dollars with the aid of fast computers then you are stealing money from other investors and it is a highly immoral action.

 

If you are bribing politicians with big money or lobbying to get special interest legislation passed to benefit your company or organization and stifle business competition then you are creating an unjust advantage for yourself over others and that is a very selfish and immoral action to be doing.

 

The list of selfish things which humans do for money, prestige, and power are endless and the question to always ask is-Are you doing something good or moral to another human or humans or is it a purely one way street where you or your organization benefit and most others are hurt or handicapped in the process.

 

Finally, if you or your organization lies to, steals from, or deceives humans and bribes those in authority for greater advantage then you or your organization are overly selfish and immoral and should never be respected or admired by anyone being victimized by your immorality.

 The most hideous selfish human immorality is stealing real estate from wilderness plants and animals and destroying biodiversity. It is the only safety net which humans will have in the future when they pollute the domestic food supply with unhealthy plants and animals which unhealthy humans will be forced to eat to their detriment. Healthy wilderness plants and animals with their healthy biodiversity will save current and future human civilization from a stupid emphasis on volume monoculture which is destroying healthy food in the long duration.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ANGER

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We get angry when someone steals from us, when someone lies to us, when someone does not fulfill a promise, when someone deceives us, when someone unjustly criticizes us, when someone challenges our strong beliefs and/or opinions, and we get angry at ourselves when we make stupid mistakes.

 Anger is fundamentally verbal fighting between adults without much reason or logical dialogue so it should not be tolerated by civilized communicators.

When someone is immoral or steals, lies, deceives, and commits adultery we are justified in being angry but we should try to control our anger as much as possible if someone criticizes us for our behavior or challenges our strong beliefs and/or opinions.

 

Humans behave differently and have different opinions on subjects and confronting them strongly with your opinions and what you consider proper behavior will frequently result in angry conflict which should be avoided unless their opinions and behavior will greatly impact your own lifestyle.

 

Learn the art of civilized discussion as soon as possible and leave behind the world of angry confrontations which will make your life a fighting hell with very little problem solving and mutual agreement going on.

 

Do more listening than talking and ask questions to probe why a human behaved in the way that they did which angered you. They may communicate a reason to you which is valid from their point of view and you may find that your initial desire to get angry was not fully justified.

 

If you are anger prone or have a short fuse then try to calm down by not saying anything at all until you can communicate in a normal tone of voice.

If you get angry over rather trivial and unimportant things in your life then you may have to take a course in anger management but for normal humans you should reserve your angry outbursts to important priorities in your life which can be changed for the better.

 

Don’t get angry at things you can’t change. You will not be able to change politics, religion, economics, strong beliefs, and sports. Getting angry over these topics is a complete waste of time. Arguing over taste in fashion, possessions, and food is also a waste of time and you will be very unsatisfied after you argue about them because there will be no winners.

 

Before trying to change others improve yourself and start controlling your anger without an overt display of anger. In a calm and collected fashion start to constructively approach problems or things which you know that you can change in yourself and others.

 

Yes, many things in life, especially many of the behaviors of your spouse or significant other are largely unchangeable without draconian measures and when you realize what those unchangeable things are then you should stop being angry at them and adjust or adapt accordingly.

 

Reserve your angry tone of voice for your offspring when they misbehave or do something immoral or very bad but be judicious in your use of an angry dictatorial tone of voice when communicating with adults in your life. There should be no winners and losers in a conversation but mutual winners which is possible if you don’t try to verbally force yourself on others through angry confrontations.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT FEAR

FEAR

Fear: v. to sense very intense bad sensations which are caused by (very little security and/or a threat by a large imminent danger) and/or caused when in much potentially deadly pain

One of the most basic emotions is fear of something whether it is a fear of death, fear of humans, animals, plants, objects, or fear of dangerous events or experiences. Name almost anything in this world and you will probably find someone with a phobia for it or an extreme fear of it.

 

Some humans worry too much because they are so afraid that something bad will happen. To minimize worrying in your life try to worry about the truly important things in your life which can go wrong and don’t spend too much time worrying about the little things which may affect your life in a bad way.

 

If you probe what motivates humans then you will frequently find that the reason that they are behaving a certain way or not behaving a certain way is because of an overt or subconscious fear of something.

 

Humans fear death, fear the pain of physical injury, and fear mental embarrassment when our ego is challenged or assaulted. Not only do we fear bullies and dangerous plants and animals but we fear social embarrassment and making mistakes in public or on dates which sometimes gives us much mental stress or a fear of communicating freely.

 

Humans are afraid of trying new foods because of an inborn fear of being poisoned so there are relatively few humans who are adventurous in their choices of new foods to eat.

 

Humans are afraid of losing their jobs, some are afraid of losing their spouses, and some are afraid of losing their houses or cars if they are not insured.

 

Many humans are afraid of disease or sickness and take out medical insurance to calm those fears. Some try to supplement their diet with miracle supplements or foods which theoretically will prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses which they fear.

 

Humans are afraid of crime and natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes. Businesses and government fear crime and surveillance cameras are everywhere.

 

Some religious humans fear eternal punishment after death if they behave immorally and humans frequently fear others who do not have the same beliefs or opinions about the world.

 

Many humans traumatized by other humans too frequently and a series of important failures in life sometimes withdraw from new experiences and choose to live in their dysfunctional lifestyles filled with bad habits and an absence of optimism which sometimes results in depression.

In general many humans are afraid to try something new because of a fear of failure which is frequently blamed on being lazy instead.

 

Finally, many humans set unrealistic goals for themselves and fail because of it and this creates fears of trying something new and feelings of inadequacy.

 

The solution is to make new realistic goals which you can achieve and this will help you to gradually move out of your shell like existence in life which fears change and infrequently ventures forth to live life to the fullest.

 

CONCLUSION:

Leading a successful life frequently means moving forward with optimism and determination and leaving behind the many FEARS of failure which haunt many humans and are impediments to human progress and happiness.

 

What things do I subconsciously fear? If you successfully answer this question yourself or with the help of someone then you may be able to overcome the subconscious fears and liberate yourself to live life more fully.

 

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