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I don't know what system that might be. I've always thought that the choices we make are both an indication and the root of our character. Take two tired men, one keeps going, the other chooses to go home. Doen't that affect character?
In a system where time and circumstance are the only factors in determining my character,
Are we able to choose our experiences? For better or worse, I've never tried drugs. Is that a choice? I would argue yes. But if you argue that we are only what happens to us, and a lot of that is random chance, then we are machines, good and bad are meaningless.
At the root of my belief system is the acceptance that every attribute, virtue and vice alike, is the product of experience.
But if you argue that we are only what happens to us, and a lot of that is random chance, then we are machines, good and bad are meaningless.
But that means your OP is meaningless. It may be good or bad, true or false. We can never judge it, because our judging isbased on only random experiences. See why I'm confused?
I would like to know why people equate judgement with one being superior and one being inferior.
I just do not believe that telling someone what they are doing is wrong, offensive or just plain dumb is diminshing that person. It just might be the very thing that turns the person around and saves his/her life.
Being in the focus, under the role of leadership, they will project what the world wants.
-Through experience of business, monetary, and many other contributing factors. They are able to realize that these desires(what the world wants), do not bring true happiness.
--They are the epitomy of the adage "To whom, much is given, so much is required."
---they now have power, strong influence, and now the awareness of what does and doesn't bring true happiness.
What is 'required'(in their perspective) by these individuals in order to experience and maintain happiness or a sense of fulfillment...
-To use discrimination, by means of weighing, testing, balancing and discarding.
-To use silence and imagination to gain wisdom and inspiration to guide their lives.
-To continue success in handling money well. To be good at banking and accounting.
-To grasp new ideas quickly, and work at a fast pace.
-To develope increased ability to identify the unbalance, and opposition through discrimination.
--To test the strength of said opposition; Those that either don't share similar or the same initiatives. As well as those that interfere with their desired plan.
--Learning through experience and the recognition of history, they believe they can effectively be able to eliminate and discard these people and/or beliefs.
"Thus the ego, driven by the id, confined by the super-ego, repulsed by reality, struggles ... [in] bringing about harmony among the forces and influences working in and upon it," and readily "breaks out in anxiety — realistic anxiety regarding the external world, moral anxiety regarding the super-ego, and neurotic anxiety regarding the strength of the passions in the id." It has to do its best to suit all three, thus is constantly feeling hemmed by the danger of causing discontent on two other sides. It is said, however, that the ego seems to be more loyal to the id, preferring to gloss over the finer details of reality to minimize conflicts while pretending to have a regard for reality. But the super-ego is constantly watching every one of the ego's moves and punishes it with feelings of guilt, anxiety, and inferiority.
To overcome this the ego employs defense mechanisms. The defense mechanisms are not done so directly or consciously. They lessen the tension by covering up our impulses that are threatening. Ego defense mechanisms are often used by the ego when id behavior conflicts with reality and either society's morals, norms, and taboos or the individual's expectations as a result of the internalization of these morals, norms, and their taboos.