All human behaviour is fundamentally, REACTIONARY.
We are ALWAYS Reacting to something or someone. Many businesses thrive on this Reaction and the predictive futures of this reaction.
We stop reacting when we are dead. Have you observed people who have “stopped”. They’re like walking zombies … they effectively live like they were dead!
Not healthy. Not recommended.
So, I believe ALL human thinking is, in a way, reactionary.
And we, as individuals, as communities, as nations … have to react to accepted ideas propagated by those who control communication platforms.
Here’s one accepted idea: PROGRESS.
What does that mean?
You hear it regularly thrown about by large corporations as they exploit the resources of developing and poorer nations. As they force archaic working policies on our fellow civil citizens. And their request: that we just stand by idly and accept.
Without a voice. Without a reaction.
Progress in technology … progress in pollution… progress in pornography … progress in freedom of speech… progress in behaviour … and so forth… are not All that good.
Well, because the HUMAN NATURE does not change. The term “progress” is a human invention. There is no evolution in the human character and … in the human mind. Human Relationships still take time to form.
Does that mean that you need to stop the change?
Change, in itself, is not necessarily good. Just like stability. Change can be good or bad, just like stability can be good or bad.
It is a question of QUALITY.
Everything in our lives … our human life … every problem is a question of Quality and not quantity.
And yet, the progress has technology and importance of numbers and logic is of paramount importance. This is a very distorted approach to viewing progress as it primarily uses a very deductive and logical framework. At the expense of intuition, of matters of the heart. Of feelings.
All for the sake of Progress.
As part of a healthy inclusive discussion, we should be encouraged to listen to all sides of anything or anyone claiming that something should be adopted.
The pros and cons of the idea or creation or technology should be debated and “thrashed out” before it is implemented.
This should be a normal part of any healthy discussion.
Let’s look at one example:
What is Anger?
Anger is just that – anger.
Our society frowns at anger.
Anyone that displays and outward
Expression of what could be seen as
Anger, is frowned upon.
They’re asked to take “Anger Management”
But, anger is no different to any other of the
Multitude of emotions that we all feel
It is the “other side of a two-sides coin”
Anger, is simply, Anger.
It is a Reaction.
A reaction to something or someone who
Throws you off balance
It is a reaction… just like I said earlier that
All human behaviour is reactionary.
Anger is a reaction.
Is it seen as pro-progress if we suppressed
Would it not be more beneficial for each of
Us to question and react to whatever it is
That is “rubbing you the wrong way”
Under the disguise of “progress?”
Anger, is simply, Anger.
It isn’t good. It isn’t bad.
It just is.
It is as reactionary as any other human behaviour.
What you do with it is what matters.
It’s like anything else.
You can use it to build or to destroy.
You just have to make the choice.”
But do you really have a choice?
Anger can be expressed positively and negatively.
Positive anger is also termed “Constructive anger,” Also known as passion.
People with passion is reverred.
Passion has overthrown tyrants and freed prisoners and slaves.
Passion has brought justice where there was injustice.
Passion has brought kindness & care where there was savagery.
Passion has created freedom where there was nothing but fear.
Passion has helped souls rise from the ashes of their horrible lives and build something better, stronger, more beautiful.
Passion is that fire 🔥 that grows into lasting
Hope and faith that there will be a
… better tomorrow.
So… it is what we choose to do with that inner fire 🔥 is what matters
We should not be afraid to express it …
So as to react to and question all ideas that sprouts “progress “ as their mantra.
Not everything that says is contributing to “progress” is necessarily good for you.
We should all be wary about just accepting all the benefits espoused by new technology and not sitting down to discuss the limitations or risks in the short & long-term.
Until next time,