Especially during our times it is comfortable to say that one should remain hopeful about a bright future, and remain optimistic. This is often also the attitude organizations and politicians brainwash their people with, stay positive, remain calm and hope for the best! However, this facade of a ‘constant improvement culture’ philosophy of positive thinking for mental health is something I do not promote on this website. Always having to remain positive is a sweet lie to sell to oneself and others, and one I often catch myself with as well. Sometimes it is key to just be depressed as hell when one feels like that, and just go with that vibe for a while. Just being with negative emotions, especially during a lock down, of which the horizon is consistently stretched out without a clear endpoint, can be very unsettling on ones mental makeup to deal with every day. Therefore, I like to embrace the attitude I saw in Mexico a little bit. Since there is more political unrest without the advanced well fare system that exists in The Netherlands. Therefore, the people rely more on each other and on building close net local network communities by which they can not only go through a new day, but maybe even enjoy it while having an eye out for each other.
This mindset is one that can be learned from I think, rather than having ‘hope’ that the government, god or any other ‘deus ex machina’ plot twister will fix things in the narrative of the human story. The weight of the collective challenge should be felt I guess in the sense that there are some stressing challenges to be dealt with. Challenges, of which some of them, I have been trying to describe for the past 7 years when I launched this website in ChenZhou if I remember correctly. I visited this place during my internship abroad China and spent a few weeks in this area in which the entrepreneur seeking advice was probably the largest influencer and philanthropist around that area probably. However, this time period was also the period I started this blog. So I have interesting memories from that time to experience real rural and city Chinese culture. A culture which has to be felt, lived and understood if diplomatic ties are wished to be strengthened I think.
Hope in that sense can not be valid if reality does not turn out to be what was hoped for. Therefore, there is a key difference between -faith and +verification of ones spiritual ideal world(MT). With using these ‘opposing’ life scenarios of which faith is in this sense useless and verification is not. When one can validate certain life experiences by the physical practical uses of ‘photographing’ the inner and outer web of reality itself. This is how one can ultimately create a whole ‘castle’ of stored memories about pretty much anything that can be experienced if one is aware and fully present every moment. Even if the memories are just a subjective truth or experience of reality. Therefore, there exist subjective truths and absolute objective truths that can be applied more universally among different kinds of disciplines at once while subjective truths only go as far as the one experiencing them holds unto it. For example, someone who dies and really believes in a hell might experience their own made up version of this hell(MT) The key then is to be able to try to grasp or understand the way others see, feel and completely experience their inner as well as outer realities, and anything which is in between as well then off course following the concept of life, neutrality and death. Which makes geometrically speaking more sense as well that anything which is described in mythology for example is marked by trickster figures who stand in between those two ‘opposing’ forces in the sense that everyday we experience a little bit of both extremes. The number three also makes sense when traditionally speaking a child is born, the child is then the neutral force in between the man and woman giving birth to that child. So that could be a good example that in between life and death, there is a certain stage to be experienced which can be called neutrality due to neither feeling alive nor dead.
So rather then sticking with false hope and faith, why not change things around by trying to seek and understand what makes others estranged from ones mental model of looking at once own world. To come to such a mental understanding can be one of the keys in finding harmony within diversity. So by making interesting work with the above philosophical differences between what is described and how different certain realities can be then perhaps opposing parties could come to an arrangement to begin with. When an individual or group are guided by the force of faith, then the socioeconomic system will probably collapse due to the malfunction within the overarching hierarchy of systems that make up the belief systems of societies. This could be called in system theory 1. ‘downward causation or religious manipulation opposed to influencing’ rather then 2. ‘bottum up causation or grassroots passive-aggressive uprising or pure rebellion’ (the different possible scenarios by which there exist societal expressions of these different forces can be categorized multifold of which example 1. and 2. is just limited. Why this is the way it is, is, I think, in the sense that the suprasystems are ‘higher’ in the hierarchical chain of command by which the socioeconomic systems can be just as corrupt as the police officer can be during martial law. This can be seen as more of a mental ‘mindscrew’ by which individuals and groups can be manipulated on a highly karmic level (MT) as opposed to a milder type of karma like disrupting the flow of time in missing an appointment or whatever, the other party would then probably feel inclined to dish you at the next appointment or let you wait a little longer then usual (MT). So the cause of the negative externalities is then mostly a challenge within the consciousness of the people and how that collective state of mind is crafting the realities we daily life and navigate in.
Within that lays the power for a bright future as well. Cause it means that what we do on a daily base matters, the combined actions of a nation is what makes it great or fall. So herein I want to close this article for now, since I want to link this perhaps to some ‘activity theory’ which I have to revisit first.
‘That the arrow of ‘doom’ might be pulled into a trajectory of a bright future for all’
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