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THE TRAGEDY OF STEREOTYPE OR GROUP THINKING!!!

It is easier to view one example of laziness in an individual and stereotype him or her as being lazy. It is easier to view an obese individual and automatically assume that they are gluttonous or an over eater. It is much easier to label an individual Asian or American or European and make stereotypical assumptions about their behavior characteristics.

It is very easy to view one example of hate speech, a gay putdown, a racist remark, a put down of a female and label or stereotype that human as a radical right wing extremist, a homophobe, a Nazi, or a misogynist or woman hater. In most cases humans are imperfect beings and make some mistakes in their speech and communications with others. It is called a slip of the tongue which may have been acceptable speech in the past but is suddenly not politically correct to say today. Too many humans get censored in the media for politically incorrect remarks and it is tragic since on the whole most of the condemned humans are law abiding relatively honest moral humans with good intentions.

Stereotyping is an us or we versus you all mentality where the assumption is that us or we have all the truth, morality, and good sense and you all are untruthful, immoral, and without good sense. The establishment or legacy media is biased in this way and stereotypes individuals and events and attacks them based on these stereotypes and not the actual relevant facts of an event and it’s participants.

Not focusing on actual facts or misrepresenting facts to fit your political agenda is group think at it’s worse and does not seem to be getting any better as major media corporations join in to please the in crowd advocating unreasonable censorship which tries to censor entire categories of views. Left wing views are supposedly good and right wing views bad. The truth is that both political views have some truth to them and there is truth to be found in both the right and the left wing and the best solution is the proper synthesis of opposing views with a common consistent morality good for the individual and good for the collective or group. Yes, the proper approach is to agree to disagree and live and let live if it is a moral lifestyle.

What is the tragedy? It is a tragedy to look for quick fixes and to attack the NRA all of it’s members and every law abiding gun owner and claim that it is their fault that a mass shooting occurred somewhere in the United States. Blaming an immoral act on one organization or thousands of law abiding citizens is not only unjust but a big lie and doesn’t even come close to addressing the real problem which is immoral and sometimes mentally ill individuals whom society has often tolerated for a very long time without addressing the problem which is a purely personal moral one.

The long duration solution is to indoctrinate young impressionable minds with a secular moral code which preaches in non emergency situations- don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder. If the majority of the population shares a common morality then the nation will in general be relatively secure and interactions between most humans will be peaceful ones. Let immorality prosper and not punish it adequately and the security and peaceful interactions are soon lost.

A final note. There is such a phenomenon as copycat killers so giving inordinate attention or media time to serial killings and sensationalizing the events is the wrong thing to do, especially for unknown immoral individuals who decide that they want their 15 minutes of infamy broadcast worldwide, even at the expense of their own lives.

Yes, there must be some censorship in society and laws must exist which promote and reward moral behavior and punish immoral behavior. The real tragedy occurs when society tries to censor entire groups of humans most of which behave morally in society and censor based on inaccurate stereotypes or labels which are forced on individuals or entire groups of individuals.

Maybe it is time to punish serial killers who are still alive with cruel and unusual punishment and broadcast the punishment worldwide? From a pragmatic point of view, this may actually work to repulse other future or potential criminals from the heinous act of serial killing.

I want to end on an optimistic note and hope that eventually a secular moral code will be taught to all impressionable minds in elementary school along with proper behavior norms. The vacuum created by an absence of religious morality shared by the community must be replaced sooner or later with a common secular morality which most can believe in or society will disintegrate into chaos followed by tyranny sooner or later. A mostly moral society is necessary for the long duration survival of a civilized society anywhere in the world.

We all would ideally like swift solutions to the problems of society. Unfortunately the real solution to most human problems is the long duration institution of a common agreed to morality which is far from being a quick fix solution.

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JORDAN PETERSON: A RATIONAL TRUTHFUL APPROACH ADVOCATING MORALITY AND ORDER IN PERSONAL LIVES!!!

In an age of political correctness and overly politicized media pushing a biased agenda, Jordan Peterson is a rare breath of fresh air and truth whose foundational principle is trying to help humans with their problems in life, based on some clinical evidence. He advocates structure in human lives and destroys political myths about gender equality, ethnic equality, and in general reveals the error of censoring moral free speech in the name of political correctness. Yes, it is an assault on current liberal mythology in many areas of life but the assault is highly overdue and necessary to get this world out of a trend towards personal and social self destruction and ultimate possible tyranny, both ideological and physical.

I would highly recommend his book and any videos which you can find on YouTube and elsewhere where he speaks about topics of interest to almost everyone who is interested in a dose of truth and not fiction or myth about the human condition.

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THE ULTIMATE IDEOCRASY WHICH SHOULD RULE OVER ALL IDEOLOGIES.

Ideocrasy: n. rule and/or government based on ideology and/or theory

Whether you are talking about Democracy, Republicanism, Socialism, Communism, Clericism, etc. none will survive in the long duration if it is not ruled by a just morality from which most laws should be deduced and improved upon.

Yes, there will always be the question of individual rights versus majority or collective rights and the often ignored importance of quality over quantity in the long duration but there should be an ultimate ideocrasy or morality which should be taught to all impressionable young minds in any nation or system of government.

When offspring become adults they will realize that any system is not just for everyone and needs improvement. There should be some semblance of certainty as to what is right or wrong so the system can continue to prosper with relative security and peaceful interactions between humans of any nation and across political borders. What ensures this stability, justice, and peaceful interactions? A worldwide just moral code or idiocrasy backed up by just laws which get more just with time and not more unjust or more immoral with time.

A child should understand that it is OK to say in a critical way “you lied to me or you stole from me and that is immoral”. Yes, when the child becomes an adult he or she will realize that the government steals in the form of taxation for the theoretical greater good and there are some emergency situations where stealing and lying can be justified. The adult will realize that society is filled with deceptions and untruths but hopefully a childish sense of justice will prevail and the adult will mostly seek out honest, moral, sincere, dependable, trustworthy, competent humans to associate with the most.

That said the ultimate ideocrasy or morality for the modern age is- in non emergency situations- don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder.

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FIND OUT WHAT YOUR LIFE PURPOSE IS IN THIS ARTICLE!!!

First of all there is a big difference in knowing the purpose of your life in it’s entirety and knowing what the purpose of your life is in the here and now. The answer to the first purpose can be a philosophical one but the answer to the second is a practical here and now answer.

You may feel that the purpose or goal of your whole life is to help others, to lead a moral life, to make a lot of money, to change the world for the better, to obey a religious text, to survive, etc.

In the here and now your purpose or goal is to work at a job, eat and drink, have fun, lead a married life, live off of welfare, survive financially, work or study to become a hair dresser, electrician, lawyer, doctor, politician, etc.

If your purpose in life helps the needs or wants of other humans and makes them feel happy and secure then chances are that you also will benefit financially, socially, and maybe even spiritually. If your purpose in life is to make yourself happy at the expense of others then that is a possible purpose but not a very laudable selfish one.

What you are doing now is a purpose or goal and what you would like to do or love to do is sometimes a future goal or purpose. Since our life is in constant change for the most part your specific purposes or goals in life change as you age. General purposes such as living a moral life, socially interacting well, trying to conserve wilderness and wildlife, trying to make the world more peaceful, etc. are purposes which you may have an entire lifetime and dedicate some of your time, effort, and money trying to make the general purposes come true in the long duration.

Do you bemoan the fact that your life seems to have no purpose and the very thought depresses you? Think in terms of short range purposes or goals and long range purposes or goals and you will find that your life has plenty of purpose and that you can come up with more purposes or goals if you so desire! You’re not physically dead yet although you may feel mentally dead. For the mentally dead start reading some useful information and make that one of the here and now purposes in your life for a better life in the long duration!

You may be unhappy with your present job or career, unhappy with yourself, unhappy with your friends, unhappy with your marriage, unhappy with your lonely life, etc. If that is the case then train for or land a better job or career, improve yourself with useful selfeducation, find better friends to associate with, get a divorce, volunteer to do community service, etc.

If your life doesn’t seem to have good purposes or goals then change your purposes or goals. Yes, change is difficult and takes courage, dedication, and persistence so don’t be too surprised if you chose the easy way out and choose to continue your “purposeless” life or more accurately your old bad habits! Yes, a major key to happiness is changing to new and better habits and reducing or eliminating your old bad habits. It’s that simple yet hard to do. Best wishes. Uldis

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WAYS YOU CAN DIFFER WITH YOUR FUTURE SPOUSE!!!

Before marriage it is always important to make sure that your views on morality are the same or that you trust each other, don’t lie, and believe in a monogamous relationship during marriage. Other things which are very important are your spending habits and whether you want to raise children. Agreeing on these major points is necessary for a good compatible marriage but there are other areas where commonality is not so important and may even be an antidote for a boring marital life. If you differ in these 8 general areas then it is no great reason for being overly concerned and it can result in a rather interesting marriage and not a dull one.

Different hobbies and interests are acceptable and with time and the sharing of experiences you may even become more interested in those differing hobbies and interests yourself. I had a scientific background and a great interest in technology, tools, and science and my wife was an artist interested in crafts, knitting, sewing, and dress making which I considered at first to basically be a waste of time, not a money maker, and basically boring trivia.

Over the years I made aesthetic evaluations based primarily upon how close to reality and nature the artistic items were. I was surprised that with time my tastes and spouse’s tastes became more alike and I developed a good sense of color, texture, etc. and became much better at evaluating artistic expressions and was surprised how often she asked me for advice, I gladly offered it, and we often agreed.

Different political beliefs are possible because one spouse will basically think that government should get involved in helping out humans in need and the other spouse may basically feel that humans should behave more responsibly and government help should only be used as a last resort. Let’s face it, establishment Republicans and Democrats basically believe in growing government and passing laws often favoring the rich and special interests even though they may claim publically that they are representing and addressing the needs of minorities, the poor, and middle class.

Sexual turn-ons may slightly differ in spouses and some may seem rather unusual and kinky. With time and having sex the same basic way very often you may eventually try doing some of that kinky stuff as a change of pace and find out that it is not that bad after all and perhaps perfectly acceptable. After all, pleasing one another sexually can be important even though some of the desired variations may take a little effort and perhaps unpleasant sacrifice to fulfill.

It is not unusual for taste in movies, music, and TV to be different with women often liking love stories, family films, and romance a lot while men often prefer action films and sports related subject matter.

Different cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds can sometimes challenge a relationship if there is no common morality but often these differences can be accepted and even appreciated with the passage of time. Most conflicts which will arise can be ironed out if dogmatic relatives do not get too involved and start interfering in the marriage and trying to run it in one direction only or a direction which is opposed to the beliefs and practices of one spouse exclusively.

Of course if you are a dogmatic Muslim, Jehovah Witness, or Orthodox Jew then a different religion for a spouse will not work. Most religions are relatively flexible with liberal and conservative wings and a shared basic morality which is don’t lie, don’t steal, and don’t commit adultery if married.

Introvert and extrovert spouses can often make a go of it where the introverted spouse leaves most of the socializing to the other spouse and focuses mainly on family responsibilities and not social ones. I am an introvert without a close friend and let my wife take care of social connections. It has worked well this way for over 25 years. I am much more selective in the humans that I associate with than my wife who maintains minimal contact with about a hundred humans who have crossed her life but even here she only has a handful of a few good friends and her sister whom she stays in frequent contact with.

Cleanliness and orderliness can be an abnormal obsession with some humans who may incessantly nag if something is not clean or orderly. If the house isn’t cleaned on a regular basis, the dishes are not always washed, the laundry is not always done, etc. you can still lead a relatively clean and orderly life as long as you are not nagged about it on a regular basis.

A sense of adventure and desire to travel may differ in spouses and is usually a costly enterprise since traveling to distant places and meeting different humans is often time consuming and expensive. If you don’t like adventure then you can let your spouse do the adventuresome stuff alone or with other like minded humans.

As long as you are not going into debt financing the travel and adventure, it is not something which will ruin a marriage.

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