If people understood themselves more fully, they would recognize how difficult it is to navigate the world where competing interests pull different
parts of ourselves in different directions, usually centered around pleasure and the want of pleasure; such as an addiction to sex and a
susceptibility to cheating others to avoid the inconvenience of hard work. Or an addiction to shopping, gaming, partying, all as a way to avoid the
fact of your mind and the reasons for your ways of being.
Understanding multiplicity of self is essential if one is to properly understand the nature of human moral action. It isn't easy being human. And when
we cannot think clearly about how we actually are, but instead become distracted by more appealing ideas that give us the simple satisfaction of
social acceptance, we live in dissociation from the truth of things. And so, we destroy ourselves psychologically, interpersonally, and
environmentally. The Universe is built in such a way that dyamics from one system feed into another system: self, into society, into environment, into
society, into self.
A future sustainable society will require a populace that is trained early on to the nondual and nonlinear nature of existence. Parents would eat
properly, good foods that benefit their body. The mind will work WITH the body in finding its pleasure, without harming it - trillions of cells -
which sustain his existence.
Pregnancies will be peaceful and children will be born to healthy social environments with happy people, oscillating in healthy ways, instructing the
child into the ways of openness, community and play.
In my perfect world scenario, kids would gradually be introduced to ecological ideas of self, society, animals and nature, and later on in the older
grades psychoanalytical ideas can be discussed about the various parts of our mind and how each part 'vies' - as a sort of survival of the fittest ' -
for attentional awareness. One past oscillation corresponding to "I need to do my homework" competes for neural activity with the more voluptuous "Or
I can hang out with the guys". In order to make a decision that restores affective stability (homeostasis) the mind must dissociate (happens mostly
unconsciously) the other idea. The idea that presses and dilutes the quality of the chosen excuse needs to be removed so that the system doesn't
remain in bifurcated tension between two opposing oscillatory rhythms.
Since this is a basic human, now quantifiable fact, the psychoanalytic notion can now be couched in dynamical patterns of subcortical and cortical
oscillation rhythms. It can be shown time and again that the phenomenological experience of "I don't like Mary" can lead to the psychological
splitting of noticing everything bad about Mary; the more you talk, the more you need to justify your initial charge. Each behavior is modified by the
last, leading down a predictable dynamical pathway, towards fulfilling the cardinal value: to increase feelings of goodness and decrease feelings of
Seeing immorality and narcissism feeds on not seeing the world as it is (in it's non-linear complexity), it stands to reason that at some future time
period school and education will base itself upon this concept. All Education will follow non-linear dynamics. Kids will know early on what they will
pursue, and instead of being coaxed by a manufactured and artificial attractor, will pursue whatever appeals to him personally. Education will work
more like a canal, becoming elaborated as the system (or human being) becomes more complex.
Seeing the self and understanding the self as a process of competition between opposing drives help us become objective and more clear-minded at what
kind of world we want to create. Understanding the logic of development means accepting vulnerability to past conditions. Who you are was largely
determined by past experiences with the world.
Ultimately, we are in the process of self-transcendence. Towards a concept of ourselves as species - collectively at one in our interdependence and
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