Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Organised Societies

When you are alone in a closed room and you see smoke coming in, you will most likely investigate.

You will drive your own destiny.

When more people are in a room and smoke enters it, they will probably look at the each other for answers and wait till one reacts or does something.

If a trained fireman is in the room, he would herd the people and take the lead and people might follow in an orderly fashion.

There are various possible scenarios, however, if no trained fire person is there, folk might wait till a breaking point and just panic and react.

Then chaos will ensue and if the group is lucky the correct action will take place.

In this scene, there might be those that will act individually and think for themselves and not follow the herd effect.

In the same way, if a person is stranded on an island he will try to find a way on his own to survive.

In a group people follow that which is best for the majority and then delegate and share resources.

People group to produce Human interactions to generate as much hope energy as possible, which is driven by the instinct to survive.

The majority rule and not that which is sensible, dictates most groups. Herding in many cases is a viable option, but in some cases there could be better solutions.

Even in good functioning groups, good solutions are at times overridden and eliminated, because of the momentum of the masses.
We rather do that which functions best for the masses, than looking at innovation that might oppose the masses.
Groups can be dominated by proven ideas that have worked for certain individuals under specific circumstances.

Others then dream of gaining the same success, so tend to follow these existing ideas, even if their circumstances are different.

Less of their own dreams are then followed.

In this way as the society gets sophisticated, people tend less to survive on their own accord. 

Hence, they don’t think of solutions, but are more focused on learning from what is proven and that worked for the masses before.

People prefer the easy way out, so this then resorts just to following.

When humans think they can't do something, it makes them feel out of control so tend to avoid it. 

The fear of the unknown produces stress. This stops many from venturing into the unknown and  they prefer to stick with the proven ideas of the groups they belong to.

A nation of followers then grows.

Huge groups of followers then develop which are needed to ensure the survival of a particular system.

A system, where outcomes are known, where stress is minimized, with less fear and where we think hope energy abounds, one that serves the purpose of the masses and where individuals might be lost in the momentum.

It is known that those who are in charge tend to have less stress, simply because less people can reprimand them.

Many then strive to have these roles called “leaders”. Those leaders will then hang on to it, even if it means becoming corrupt.

Instinct drives us to store the hope energy we have.

In this system, it is then no longer about the survival of the individual, but more about fighting for the good roles, the roles that have less fear and stress. The roles with the benefits and the hope energy

The energy we think we need to survive.

The more developed and organized the society is, the more trained roles there will be. These role players will be very adept at what they do and control, but will fail to realize that they are just performing a routine like a machine in a factory.

Box building engineers who compete for profit and not for quality. We then create in mass; we follow the leaders and perform our roles, optimizing production and removing creativity.

Some develop superiority complexes, since they feel the role they play is more important and forget that even the leaders are not thinkers, but mere role players.

Even though educated we tend to think less. We perform on cue, what we were taught, no matter how complicated the role is.

How easy it then becomes to conduct the masses to causes of the group and when the hype is over, the followers forget the causes just as easily.

Chaos is removed by ordered society. Without chaos there is no need to solve and this slows down creativity and development.

One can then easily forget to think about your own wants and what makes sense. We then just follow that which is popular.

Those who don’t conform may be excluded, exterminated or lost in the stampede of the masses.

If they are lucky, they start a new clan.

Then it is called a revolution.

Not all societies become intolerant to individual innovation, however even in good functioning groups, a good idea might be overridden and eliminated because of the momentum of the masses.
Also, a revolution could simply mean, a change in the direction of the masses.
We tend to prioritize because of what others think is good. We don’t decide ourselves what’s good.

It’s unfortunate because as kids we still think and do what we like.

Many kids don’t listen to logic or group thought, they do what their instinct likes. Meaning they decide for themselves.
At times it is better to think for yourself, than to follow the masses of chaos in a room filled with smoke.
Be a kid, and YOU decide for YOURSELF when and how to react to the smoke in your room.

No need to wait for the ordered society to approve that the smoke is either trouble or fun.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Her Arrival

The drive to the airport seems longer than the first time. The traffic is moving along as normal. The engine is working smoothly while being pushed to its limits. 

He knows the roads and where he can speed. 

I have to remain careful; do not want to get into any accident now, he thinks.

That morning he was up earlier. Showered, shaved and dressed smarter than usual. Anxious excitement of the arrival of his girlfriend. She was flying over 9000 km to meet him.  

The same time zone, will make settling in easier, he thought.

The connecting flight arrived as scheduled. 

It has been four months, since they spent their first amazing adventure, together in southern Europe.

Anxious, hopeful and happy, his emotions were on overdrive.

How will she look?

Will she be in shape?

What will she be wearing?

Will she be as excited as him?

Waiting. The Flight arrived. All the passengers already collected their luggage and were leaving the airport.

He waited; perhaps she was in the toilet. The small arrival hall remained empty besides the staff.

The disappointment hit like a pulsing wave. 

She is not here.

When did she change her mind?

Was she fooling him all the time?

Did she even board the flight?

Was she kidnapped?

She did not get sick on the plane. No medical staff passed through the area.

There must have been a delay somewhere. But the connecting flight was on time? 

The information center informed him that the international flight was delayed. They were not sure on which flight she was and advised him to return home.

He was very disappointed. Having no idea where she was, he returned home.

I hope he checked the local flights, she was thinking during transit after discovering the delay.

The long flight was uneventful and she could even sleep a few hours. Her excitement grew as she entered her connecting flight. Two more hours to go. Her first trip to this continent.

Her friends were saying she is brave to go all that way alone and to a strange risky country. To meet a guy she only knew for a short vacation. 

However, her memories of the summer adventure were still vivid and she was excited to see him again and this vanquished her friends fears.

During transit she freshened up, checked her makeup, and put a on a new t-shirt. She was ready.

Will we still get along?

Will I still like him? 

How will he treat me around his family and friends?

Will the trip he planned be as exciting as I expect it?

Will he be happy that I lost weight and worked out?

The first time in this city; collecting her luggage and feeling the excitement growing as she walks to the arrival hall. The hall is empty.

He is not here.

Perhaps he is late. Was she stupid to trust him. She had not booked any hotel and had no idea how things functioned in this country. The words of her friends echoes like weights in her head.

On a few occasions when she phoned him, his mom directed her to his friends numbers. Maybe he was not even living with his mom, as he said he was.

I will have to get his mom to give me a place to stay because I don't have enough money, she thinks.

Thirty minutes passed, since she had her luggage. Still no sign of him.

She hears an announcement. Can that be correct? Did they say her name?

The announcement comes again and she rushes to the counter.

Don’t worry, he is on his way, says a soothing familiar voice on the phone.

From home he called the airlines again and they said she boarded a flight that will be arriving shortly. He asked his mom to call the airport and get them to announce for her so she won’t be nervous.

As he enters the airport lounge and sees her relieved smile and feels the happiness beam off her being, he knows the wait is over and she is here to stay.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Human Interactions: Kids and Conflict Resolution Part 2

This is an example of a Human interaction.  Please refer to the quick guide on how to gain Hope Energy from Human interactions.

“Pops don’t want to give my stone back” cries Monkey.

“Pops, why don’t you give her stone back?” P. Bear asks.

“She smiled when I got hurt and did not say sorry.” replies Pops.

“Why must I say sorry? I did not hurt her?” smirks Monkey.

“If she broke her arm would you smile? Wont you then say that you sorry that she broke her arm?” P. Bear asks.

“Yes, but she only tripped. It did not look like she got hurt and it looked funny, so I smiled” Says Monkey.

“To you it might look like she did not get hurt, but if she says she got hurt and clearly she is upset, then why would you not want to sympathise with your sister, who you clearly love to play with?” says P. Bear.

“Because she took my stone.” says Monkey.

“Pops, maybe you should have told her you got hurt when she smiled and would have liked her to show some sympathy when you tripped, instead of taking her stone.”

“Monkey, I suggest, now that you know she was hurt, to say sorry and I am sure Pops will give the stone back. Then go and play a new game together, it is nice and cool outside now.”

Human Interactions: Keep kids playing. Part 3 is an analysis, of what looked like a simple human interaction. 

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