Suddenly people starts to reflect upon their own mortality as their actions and desires face limitations due to the current situation with Covid-19. People cling on to newsfeeds about the pandemic and falls into a spiral of despair. It is like they try to set themselves free by clinging on to the dystopic mindset that always gets culturally represented in religion,films, books or games to name a few. And therefore already have a strong subconscius representation within the pshyches of people all around the World. But is this rational or simply a reactive modality? I would conclude the latter of these two to be the case. A person that seek Control should not turn into a toilet paper shopping fear driven person. But rather cultivate a stoic mindset that view this pandemic as something normal happening over and over again thru the history of mankind.
Why has peoples own mortality been so neglected until now? The flight from the inevitable death has been one of the primal factors wich drives the economic growth in the World.I mean that stimulation of the senses to take peoples minds away from reflections regarding the existential. No one wanted to realize the truth that lies within their limited time span here on Earth. So the great thing about having time to realize ones own mortality is that it actually subjectively redefine what is important or not. Which jobs that carry true meaning and those that do not.
So if we have some understanding of why the virus actually have a potential which helps us clear our vision and helps us to see what’s important in life, our family and our society, to be brave, have hope an contribute to welfare, healthcare by great altruistic actions for the greater good of our fellow man and our world.
I have thought about mental suffering of soldiers as they have come home from their war service. And in what way these partially could have manifested out of a sort of delusion in reference to both the “framework” of war like purpose, goal and justification. And also the subjects incitements to why he has become a soldier? And to what extent that person has fooled himself in trying to become the myth of the Soldier by playing the roll to much and thru that denying his true self.
It’s easy to understand why a constant threat and the extreme feats of violence and suffering can break someone down.If a Soldier dissasociate himself from parts of his moral code which has been taught too him as a Child. Stricly as a way to necessary fit into the roll of a Soldier, who´s actions are justified by the rules of engagement governing that mission or the military organisation. And also by trying to internalize the myth conceptualized by the media or culture. The subjectively felt level of dicrepency beetween the past morality and that which was acertained thru the military training to get the proper moral mindset of a Soldier, will always to some extent be felt by the soldier. As a person aspires to fully become the roll beeing played and thru this denying the autenticity of the self. The hard truth will in time declare that without the advantage of the lack of empathy and remorse only to be found in the mind of the psychopath this never fully can be actualized. The soldier roll will always to some extent be played.
Before going into harms way in combat each Soldier should ask himself this questions;
1) What can i trully justify and live with for the rest of my Life?
2) And in what ways does my anwers to question number one correlate to values and norms that can be found in the higher realms of the greater good for people?
3) What are the thrue incitements that has motivated myself to take this roll of the warrior and call it mine?
4)And why should i lie too myself by clinging 0n too the false ones?
5) What are the costs doing for that?
But as one think about the dark traits the people carrie around and who never will find themselves in the same extreme situations like soldiers would be in from time to time. Anyone who’s been to a country that have gone through war learns about the dark traits that are inherent in man. And after this realisation it can be hard to stop being aware of all the madness and evil that dwells within peoples subconscious which most seldom come up to the surface in peaceful countries. This fact should be the grounds for the immense stress of values and virtues that real Soldiers go thru. And by this statement actually have gone thru the hardest test of the true capacity and false and trues virtues subjectively inherent. For in facing the chaos of darkness of war man is thrutfully actualized as one corresponding to good or evil! And the people sitting in their sofas judging are the ones truly playing the roll of the virtues and good people.
It seems like it is an increase in the use of bad language nowadays. As an example we had one guest in our home who used words like Satan and devil (Swedish swearwords) in almost every sentence he spoke. I mentioned this to my wife the day after and said; ” How come do some people swear so much, and call upon the devil if he has no meaning to them?” This guest who also had said that he is an atheist, can in spite of that predispostition frequently incorporate words that are used in religion to describe the source of evil in this world, and use these in his daily conversations with people.
I mean if someone speaks frequently about something and use specific reoccurring words they must mean something to him or her. If you mention spiderman in every conversation the other one in that conversation will certainly believe that you are a fan of spiderman.
The devil hides in plane sight within the semantics of unaware men. I mean can we take a word that means something and wipe out its true meaning just by frequently making use of it? Money can thru inflation loose its worth but not its meaning and this rule adheres too other Words as well.
I believe there exist some kind of dissociation from the true meaning of words within the semantics and the rhetoric of the modern man. Involuntary conveying things that carrie meaning in a field that has been subdued by the schooling and the materialistic world view as an effect from the enlightenment to name one. Teachers in schools have never made any effort in explaining why man has done such a vast amount of atrocities thru our history. The problem of evil is a hard one to fully grasp thru the means of Psychology. Because that´s a field which in most cases is theoretical with a diversity of explanatory models. But the problem of evil is something also open for the mythic or metaphyscial theories and beliefs if any sense or undestanding to a fuller extent will be able too take room.
So be aware of the words you use for words have meaning and language or lack thereof is actually that which too a great extent defines us.
Looking at the picture of the pendulum above it’s possible to draw certain conclusions . It is impossible to understand who or what the pendulum is held up by by merely observing the picture. This also holds true in regards to most of that which people nowadays get subjected too. Yesterday i looked at a youtube clip and my wife asked me this question; ” do you know anything about this person that made this and if this is true or not? I replied; “Do you know anything about the ones creating the Netflix series that you watch?” The interesting thing is that we often only question information that go against our beliefs,worldviews, preferences and so on. (in psychology this is known as cognitive biases) Seldom do we question the news from the state sponsored media or that which is regarded as entertainment. We humans perceive that which gets presented to us often without ever thinking about in what way that could change preferences in our lives regarding morality,choices and actions.
The illusion of the self as a “fixed state” is widely evident but a fact that often not so often consciously will be realized by all. Adaptation is as we know it a trait crucial for all species in regards too their survival, this also holds true for society. As people work and live their minds numb down because of stress and workloads. Something will probably happen as they come home and look at certain series on their televisions or smartphones? With a non critical perceiving and a certain level of capitulation in regards to that which is shown they are molded into that which is unknown to themselves. So theoretical the ones creating the series can actually have plans or goals who are unknown for the ones getting subjected to it.
The potential danger lies within the general perceived security level of a society. For there it normally exists a very low amount of questioning in regards to that which gets perpetrated in the media. But for someone living in north Korea this probably wont be the case. Because a totalitarian society use all media as means of control and manipulation of the people living there in a very direct and clear way. So people living there are probably more aware of this aspect of the media i believe.
But the great thing about propaganda in a totalitarian state is that it actually often is pretty obvious in what purpose it is made for. But the news in a democratic country is often taken only for what they are. Like something which strictly gets used for public service. But the question seldom arise within the viewers of the news , why this is shown? The true purpose of it and the real incitements behind it.
Why report selectively if not as for a purpose? Withholding certain aspects of the bigger picture can actually lead the public astray. Leaving something out can have an immense effect often surpassing that which is being shown.
The danger of YouTube is that it offers models of reality that assimilates within the public minds whether the want that or not. Non criticism is often an effect correlating with the amount of subjectively felt security. As someone has come home they shut down their “display persona” . Humans get very vulnerable to critic and judgment by their fellow man as they step outside their homes. This activates a mental “ready” state that never gets activated as someone stayes at home by themselves. This is then exploited by a variety agents like the market and others known or unknown cooporations who resides out there on the internet.
So please step into your “ready state” as you go out on YouTube and on the internet. Otherwise you will get subjected to various risks because of your falsely felt level of comfort, security and control. Which actually does not reside where you are in your home by your self. Due to the fact of a vast amount of ideas and worldviews that gets “streamed” into your psyches on a daily basis.
I dont wont to install paranoia in you by Writing this. I just want to make you aware of this non critical mindset that sets in as the level of Comfort rises. And thru that activate your own rational mind to choose wisely what you look at in the media.
Nowadays people are exposed to vast amounts of almost ever accessible temptations. Thanks to the internet and the everyday carrying of cellphones. Most people nowadays wont raise their eyebrows if someone they know looks at porn. But what are the effects upon man that could be harmful and have not been made consciously aware of and properly reflected upon?
Due to the secularization of today the word guilt is mostly associated with something refering to crime. But for someone with a religiuos belief system that have moral laws or a persons knowledge about the reality behind the porn industri will in some cases cause sensations of guilt. But whether or not people may be secular, atheistic or agnostic out there. Looking at porn will not be regarded as such a big issue until they get desensitized to the normal sexual content. And go too the extremes in finding a liking for something that go against that which is culturally normative, legal or accepted.
There must exist a respect and an understanding regarding the potential threat from the exposure of material with various displays of sexual content. Because it can set in motion a subjective and progressive sexually preferential and deterministic process of evolution. Towards that which is destructive and unmoral even in regards to the moral standards of secular society of today.
The psyche of a normal non addicted and psychologically healthy human will for the most part gravitate towards input that will promote neural connectivity and growth of brains cells so a development can accure. The progression of a psyche regarding feelings, fantasi, stimulation, motivation and preferantial framework can due to causality affect specific behaviors and motivate actions. Like in the example of video gaming. This is why it could be dangerous with the immense variety of material with sexual content that is so easily accessible.
Desensitization and adaptation is something we as humans must have respect of. Because as someone choose to expose himself to porn over a certain time that which was adequate once will no longer stimulate the subject enough. This will push forward the limits and for some people this can have terrific consequences like in the case of the serial killer Ted Bundy. Who had said in an interview that it was thru porn his need was given nurture from.(not the exact quotation used here) And the list goes on regarding the vile sexual preferentials out there. Those of you who dare can see that inteview with Ted Bundy regarding this matter.
So my advice to men out there is to stay away from pornography because it is a destroyer of people,relations, families and morality. We must have the proper respect regarding the corruptible capacity that pornography has over some people that get exposed to it.
In the culture of today it seems as people get lost as they search for mental health and this can clearly be understood thru reflecting upon the seemingly increasing amount of people lost in their gender identification. I understand that there are babies born with not fully developed sexual organs. And a variety of abnormal developmental mutations related to the sexual organs and the endocrine system. In relation to these cases i think caution should be made for doctors and parents which will propagate for surgically transforming the baby into a boy or a girl. And instead wait if possible until the child get a feeling of belonging to a specific gender. In this blog post i would like to specify the psyche, its health and the subjective ways of the identification with a specific gender .
So as we grow up a need to identify ourselves with different models for our developmental processes become crucial. For who can build themselves up without any external models for their psychological developmental trajectory? Or in other words ” Monkey see and monkey do”! In the shallow society that most people adhere to the sexual and gender identification runs parallel with shallowness. Psychic traits and preferences get categorized subjectively into either female or male attributes which solemnly determines the categorization of someone being either male or female. And when people get lost in their understanding of their own gender identification, one must ask if it this solemnly is based upon specific traits, certain feelings or specific preferences?
So if psychological traits are shallowly understood one effect of that can be related to the process of the identification to a specific gender. And if these traits clearly are displayed within or thru the subject. The gender identification will be based upon this. But i believe this is not enough to base ones gender identity upon because of the diversity of physiological traits that are displayed in both sexes.
Mental illness like depression is of course also something that can be an incitement that drives someone to drastically change their gender. We know that mental illness like depression to name only one often leads people to a “fleeing from themselves”. Drugs are used by many to flee from their current state of mental illness or insuficiens. Then we have people playing rolls to flee. The urge for some to flee from their mental torment can also be made thru them changing their gender. The most tragic and final flight from life itself is by suicide. We can see that a majority within the transgender community deals with thoughts of self harm and suicide in many surveys.
So if a person feels like being created wrong in accordance to their gender, how then can the changing of their surface fix this? Changing clothes putting on make up or thru steroids growing a beard, losing fat, gaining muscle, and thru plastic surgery changing certain features and finally the sexual organs. All this is merely surface their brains and psyches remain mostly as before. Is it possible to conclude solemnly from the statements of someone their true gender identity, solemnly based upon feelings, thoughts and preferences? Arent we also defiened trough reality itself?
Of course the person with gender dysphoria can claim that he or she feel and think like the opposite sex. But how can they know this? Even if the most extreme of surgeries are made the person still knows on some level either conscious or subconscious that it is unnatural and not a real transformation into the opposite gender. It is mearly playing the roll more visually. And this could lead to more mental sufferings afterwards their surgery i belive.
There exist people with other forms of dysphoria like species dysphoria. If someones feels that they are an animal like a cat, should we hold this as a true statement even though it is only based upon that persons subjectively assessed identification?
We humans are all to a certain degree confined by some limits that hinder us from realizing our dreams and aspirations. This is life and all creatures on this earth have a constitution that may not always be optimal. But we who are logical beings although sadly in various degrees. Can reshape neural pathways within our brains. and through knowledge learn to differentiate the non realizable dreams from those that are.
Fleeing from the truth cant save you but searching for it will . In the acceptance of the plausible internal modalities which constitute and define yourself , you will find peace through real change.
Consciousness is of course not something that we really can understand or clearly define thru the current level of knowledge found in science or philosophy. So here i use the term more as a meta-word that so to say brings us understanding of the subjects wholeness of their psyches and their potentials. In bringing the ones that are in contact with them a perceived higher level of status in a variety of settings in relation to other subjects there. Whether it be in culture science or social settings as to name a few.
Everywhere we turn we categorize humans and life in general upon their perceived or estimated level of consciousnesses. But not thru its potentials in becoming someone with a higher consciousness. This ac cures whether we would like to admit it or not. Every year 56 million babies are aborted across the world. We mostly consciously ignore this because it is so culturally grounded within our psyches. Most humans set their own welfare or social status as the deterministic factor which promotes the abortion. Only visualizing the negative outcomes from having the baby and not thinking about the potential it has in reaching a higher form of consciousnesses who could help or bring humankind forward in some field of science or in great thought who could inspire others as to name a few possibilities. And in the judging of the baby’s status as not compatible with a real human in the descriptive term of a fetus. Which directly diminishes its value because of its lover stage of development. The fetus terminology so to say locks in the baby in the present without taking its futurity in to the assesmentof it. With its progress in the becoming of a conscious, moral citizen with capacity to contribute in society and the world.
A worm is seen for most humans as a creature having a very low innate value from which it can get protection from being crushed by a bicycle wheel as an example. But its value correlates with its function in the Eco system as an entity turning fallen leafs into soil in which we cultivate our food in. That gives the worm a ecological high value. Most humans in contrary to that example only basically can be described more thru a perspective of something parasitical that mostly burden the planet. These examples fit value assessments of persons who sees the world thru the materialistic and nihilistic worldview defining it without any higher moral framework as a incitement. So a rational matematical woldview of “plus and minus”, contribution or consuming effects. Also a large amount of humans assess the value of others in a similar way but thru their subconscious i Believe, and through this affect their subjective value assessments of humans and life in general.
Lets face it , if we are purely materialistic we could easily thru derivative logic compare the outcome and effects of worms and compare them to most humans and give them both statuses and values derived from these. This is the danger in having a worldview purely materialistic. We must have respect for the immense value aspect of grounding ones morality thru self interest or altruism and that which is good.