Rationalization is the epitome of subjectivity!
Here, try this on for size... just one example.
The following is from a thread I created titled - "Psychology and Basis Behind (NWO?) PART 1"
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
--Learning through experience and the recognition of history, they believe they can effectively be able to eliminate and discard these people and/or
Judging is effectively "rationalizing" ones ability to compartmentalize, which is to the best of my knowledge just a means of self-defense, that
aims to avoid mental discomforts/emotions/state of mind(cognitive dissonance). Which when brought into terms of addressing conflicting social
identities, many individual's us compartmentalization to cognitively approach them so they may be 'processed' in a context-based fashion.
Then... to apply the notion that many individuals are seeking 'positive distinctiveness' manifests actively making a conscious effort to use others
'social identity' as a frame of reference against yourself. The result is a choice of behaviors that is heavily dependent by an individuals
perceived relationship with other social identities. With this being said, another bi-product of these means then creates a perceived "status
If one were to fall under the notion that self-esteem may be regarded as an anxiety buffer, the subconscious tendency to suppress feelings of anxiety
further promotes rationalizations of increased levels of elevated self-esteem. 'Primal Repression' now manifests as a means of ensuring that what
is unacceptable to the conscious mind, and would if recalled arouse anxiety, is prevented from entering into it. This, from my understanding... is
effectively a precursor to the 'ego'.
"Nathaniel Branden in 1969 defined self-esteem as "...the experience of being competent to cope with the basic challenges of life and being worthy
Which then brings my rant to 'Ego'
Ego - id, from Sigmund Freud's structural model
"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.
So... after all that...
We're left with psychological defense mechanisms and buffers that we use in order to avoid cognitive dissonance. While all in the pursuit of
happiness... darn you Serotonin and biochemistry!
There's a chance that I may have used certain terminology and concepts out of context. If you are aware of any of these mistakes, please point them
out, Deny my ignorance
to be continued.... (links)