“…simply make things better for someone else, as if I were to be born again, and that someone else, and it doesn't have to be me, but it could be someone like me, that they would have a better life than I had, that everyone was better. There is something seriously wrong with everyone, and that is something I observed when I was very young. We are the problem, and we need to become better, because we are fucking everything up.”
“So this is who I am. There is something seriously wrong with everyone and we need to fix it, if not for us, then for the future generations."
"Everything I have done in this life, and everything I will do, is for this purpose.”

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 51: Self-prescribed limits? What is best for all...

        
           Psychology is the study on the Human. Broadly, this includes the mind, and how the mind connects to behaviors, and how both learning and perceptions occur through the mind. Interestingly enough, the mind has become the sole foundation of what a human being consists of. The belief we are our minds is not explicitly discussed, though, by my observation, it is safely assumed by everyone. Because we humans accept and allow ourselves to exist in such a limited definition of ourselves, then that is what we live, and also what scientists then observe. In general, it is the job of psycho-scientists to discover the principles that Humanity is living by currently. It is essentially blasphemy in the world of empirical research to prescribe theories onto reality, though this often occurs. When a scientist has studied their area of interest, they usually prescribe solutions that fit within the bounds of society, and constraints of the economy. Scientists are not rebels by heart, and when they are rebellious, well I simply do not know of any, except those who are like entrepreneurs and try to make a business out of their work. On the other end of the spectrum you have philosophy. Philosophers readily prescribe theories, though their words are often too dense to be applied practically.

          Where in society do you find the most prescriptions on living the good life? From my personal experience, prescriptions most often occur in the family, schools and the workplace (i have yet to hold a real job, but i can observe examples in the lives of others). Parents, teachers, and bosses tell us who we should be, and what we should aspire to achieve. This, I have to say, is not inherently wrong, though what is often missed by those who hear my words is that the exact content of the message determines the exact consequences that we as the entire life on this planet will experience throughout time. So if the message is: achieve the highest good, only for yourself... imagine the world as one attempting to live this message. You would have major destruction within a battle for only self pleasure. Now imagine a world living the message of living the highest good for everyone one and equal. In comparison to the last example, in this situation, everyone is taking care of everyone so the highest amount of good is achieved and shared by all. One important good that is often missed in these examples is the immaterial goods. These immaterial goods include the joy of another person's company and conversation, or the peace of mind knowing you children are in a world with minimal dangers, or knowing that any person would be willing to support you if you were in trouble. These immaterial goods have a value that is not quantifiable, and is either existent or not. These particular goods can only be found in a community that truly cares for one another, which could only occur with the message of oneness and equality.
   
      The message shared by the societies of the world is to achieve the highest good for oneself or one's country, or one's family or one's neighborhood, which almost never includes everyone. Because when you take care of just your family, your country, yourself, or your neighborhood, this will most likely cause abuse. Like fore example, the shoes i bought recently, they are very supportive for my feet, however there is an abuse caused by the material used to build these shoes. The shoes, for one, are not biodegradable and their is no plan on recycling old shoes. The workers who built the shoes could be from Indonesia and may have received a cheap wage. There is also probably a large amount of pollution caused by the production, manufacturing, shipping, and processing of the shoes and its materials. Now, a reader may be thinking, well, there must be something that can be done to stop this. One solution would be to hold all businesses accountable and responsible to ensure the environment is renewed whenever they take a resource for their products. In addition, to ensure a fair income, workers can receive an equal share of profits, replacing their wages. Placing a cap on the amount of profits individuals can earn will ensure several outcomes: healthy competition between companies; prevention of unhealthy compromises in value of products and even moral values; creation of products with greatest lifespan, lowest costs to the environment and people, and happiest workers and consumers. These are all ideas expressed within a new proposition titled Equal Money Capitalism (EMC).


Last note: if you were intrigued by the EMC proposal, have any questions, or want to find out more, there is a blog for the EMC handled by two individuals @ http://economistjourneytolife.blogspot.com/p/emc.html#.UQd8e-hU2eA

-Oh i just remembered, some rebellious psychologists include those psychiatrists who have spoken out against the drug companies for giving prescriptive drugs at dangerous levels. If you are interested, there is a free documentary on this topic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDlH9sV0lHU

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