Dysfunctional but curable psychological ills at every level of civilization.
Origin of all obstacles and of all solutions.
Psyche – nature of mind, especially as a source for motivation.
Dysfunction- unable to serve in an optimal manner, impaired, abnormal.
General Psyche Dysfunction:
The greatest social dysfunction in existence is the global prerequisite for direct compensation for performing goodwill and cooperation. “What’s in it for me?”
Psyche dysfunctions permeate within the human race among individuals and mass society, producing results ranging from mild uncertainty among individuals to destructive motives among extremist groups or governments. Individual dysfunctions and mass dysfunctions are highly correlated such that one cannot exists without the other. Generally, individual peace or dysfunction supports mass peace or dysfunction. Likewise, mass peace or dysfunction supports individual peace or dysfunction. Each dysfunction begins with a self-justified choice as a nature of mind and motivated in response to other environmental dysfunctions. Dysfunction assessment is addressed relative to what is considered to be normal or optimal. It is the position of the author that human normality among both individuals and mass civilization is best described as states of civility, harmony and cooperation. Deviations from these states represent degrees of psyche dysfunction. Below are common examples in varying degrees of psyche dysfunctions.
Many altercations and legal disputes continue because entities have lost the presumption of friendliness and cooperation among each other. Entities consistently respond to their presumed adversaries under the presumption that mutual cooperation is unachievable and undesirable. When environments are intentionally structured for competition such that some win and some lose, there can never be sustainable peace and happiness.
Government continues to invest exorbitant time and resources implementing and enforcing laws for compliance while under utilizing the capacity to minimize initial noncompliance with programs that fully support positive individual development. Essentially, current strategies emphasize control, enforcement and punishment over inclusive, cooperative personal nurturing and participation within society.
Deception and Manipulation:
Illegal drug users provide credible excuses for their financial state in order to receive donations from generous people.
Murderers and robbers approach victims in deceptive manners to gain an advantage to commit crimes.
Property sellers intentionally conceal flaws or limitations to avoid lower sales prices or lost sales. Buyers reveal artificial personal finance conditions to negotiate lower prices.
Young girls wear large clothing to conceal their pregnancies. A child hides an unauthorized treat to avoid punishment.
Some recently losing their employment may go on expensive shopping sprees to broadcast a successful image or to act as therapy to compensate for their feelings.
Officials may intentionally choose not to be formally and openly briefed on covert activities under their responsibility in order to deny involvement under oath at a future date.
The “Love” word is sometimes used in relationships to manipulate beliefs or artificially create an image of emotional commitment and security so that ones selfish desires can be accomplished. At best its deception satisfies temporary needs of one while denying the power of the truth from another.
Nations escalate WMD, weapons of mass destruction development or other aggressive acts with the predetermined objective of receiving significant political leverage, trade and other financial incentives in exchange for terminating escalation.
Executives representing companies with publicly owned stock shares announce confidence regarding the future of their companies while only days later breaking news report their downfall and reveal their intentional deception.
Individuals striving to advance and further develop or maintain their character especially in large government, corporate and political environments encounter strenuous challenges. Frequent dilemmas occur when one must choose between the path of character and the path of winning at the expense of character. These work environments tend to reward using deception and manipulation and tend to punish using truth and character as a means to excel.
Drug company advertisers may conceal potentially harmful drug side effects to protect profits.
Societies are forced to doubt claims by commercial, political and other entities before awarding credibility to their advertising and promises.
Even when we choose to globally end intentional acts of deception and manipulation, we must then concurrently begin the healing process of unintentional deceptive and manipulative thoughts that, if left unchecked, will also produce the acts we desperately want to eradicate.
Greed and Selfishness:
There is essentially one main thinking pattern from which all other forms of deception, manipulation, greed and selfishness emerge “What’s in it for me”
Why is higher education up to and including PhD and M.D. levels restricted to those having access to sufficient money systems while the entire human race could be permanently elevated with open sharing of all knowledge from at least one prominent university worldwide? This is globally unintelligent.
This logic is comparable to a massive pest extermination project where a few team members have the exact tools and ingredients to fight the infestation while the majority have marginally effective tools such as shovels and dirt, while plenty of more effective tools and ingredients were readily available. Unless tools such a shovels and dirt were deemed highly effective against the pest, it becomes unimaginable why team management would intentionally fail to provide all team members with the best tools and ingredients available to remedy their mutual objective.
One can conclude that by denying pure local and global cooperation, the human race intentionally denies full educational access to billions of its citizens, forfeiting an infinite number of sustainable global and individual advancements, in exchange for direct financial compensation to only a few. There are global psyche ills revealed by continuing strategies of this nature.
Some politicians choose not to objectively and independently vote according to their highest beliefs because of external hidden or unhidden financial incentives offered.
Upon an assurance that sufficient resources will be available, some entities will often seek more than required to gain an advantage over other entities.
With a perceived opportunity to succeed, some entities will choose to cheat to gain advantage. This mentality is often nurtured at early development ages when one becomes desperate to win a game or other competition against a more experienced opponent. It is during these critical moments when character is shaped and reshaped. The motive is the preservation or advancement of perceived self-esteem. If upon completing the act of cheating, one realizes that the reward is less than expected, that may represent a progressive awareness point where one realizes that the act of cheating produces artificial esteem and is therefore empty of true substance. The mere understanding of ones true underlying motives can be sufficient cause to choose the noble path. Accordingly, greater training in self awareness at the earliest possible age is encouraged. However, significant obstacles include the absence of self aware parents or other role models in the life of a child. As one matures, deception can evolve from the need to protect ones employment or formal status of personal relationships. When allowed to grow, cheating and selfishness continues in ones life to impact self, family, friends, communities, nations and humanity. We should not be shocked when high level government officials or other executives cheat when we as a race have exercised no globally adopted highest ideal, plan, mandate, initiative or formal public commitment of any kind against it.
Some leaders of nations choose to maximize military power and influence while their own people unnecessarily suffer from starvation and disease. Moreover, the oppressed people are often intentionally denied open access to global media information resources. In essence, leadership detaches the people from the external world and disseminates its own very limited version of reality and resources. These selfish strategies continue, even while global entities offer such deprived nations increased trade and prosperity in exchange for humane treatment of its people. These conditions will continue as leaders remain committed to selfish thinking such that the needs of the few must supersede the needs of the many.
Obviously the above list represents a very small subset of how greed, selfishness, manipulation and deception are practiced in the human race. It is not intended to judge any entity but to reveal varied and most predictable responses to our civilization-created competition systems, money being the most influential. Each example and every possible form of greed, selfishness, manipulation and deception should be deemed unnecessary and counterproductive to human advancement.
Resource Distribution Modeling:
Suppose that all foods were evenly distributed globally among all citizens with the government request that any excess be voluntarily declined for redistribution, even though a full share is the entitlement. Some will cooperate and donate excesses for global benefit, some will receive every entitlement out of insecurity regarding future food supplies, some will strategically receive every entitlement for the purpose of personal gain opportunities and some will organize to illegally transfer additional foods or food entitlements to themselves for large-scale profit and influence. These are samples of global psyche issues to be addressed.
Even if money served as a voucher system where everyone was provided with their fair share, there would always be those who would seek to obtain an excess share, legally or illegally. Accordingly, basic needs should be fairly distributed based on need or equality without money intervention. Money will not provide prosperity to some people without a corresponding deficiency to others.
Political Repetition and Stagnation:
Nations with opposing political representations benefit from opposing views. However, when leadership fails to address problems at their root cause, such oppositions tend to provide policies with neutralization or equalization effects over several years or terms of influence. As current policies serve their constituencies for short-term periods, such policies and acts rarely solve the problems as defined in their root forms.
Because the root problems are not solved, the same issues must resurface in time when entities believe they are rearmed with enough support to reverse current policy. These alternating patterns of support and opposition often represent long-term advancement stagnation and continues for decades, centuries or longer until leadership finally commits to dissolve the problems at their root causes.
Successful eradications will be evident when there are no further motives or needs for problem revisits, as fundamental commitments achieved produce permanent conditions such that all citizens win. Additionally, eradications will be evident when all constituencies can afford the option of addressing related issues of lesser concern.
Legal Representation and Justice:
Humans continue to administer justice based on the quality of legal representation one can afford. For thousands of years, human societies have been unwillingly subjected to financially imbalanced yet legal proceedings that render punishments as severe as death. How does a society and those wrongfully convicted resolve that death sentencing could have been avoided had there been defense representation as equally competent and resourced as the prosecuting entity? Our civilization continues to falsely presume that competent professionals and skilled labor will never perform their tasks in the absence of money or other competitive compensation.
Furthermore, many prison social environments reinforce the same conditions and values leading to incarceration. Gangs members outside prison regroup for gang activity inside prison. Relaxed inmate safety conditions permit murder among other crimes, yet society wishes for inmate rehabilitation after time served.
Nonviolent inmates must choose to either learn to inflict physical harm in defense, give in to violent perpetrator demands and activities or suffer victimization as extreme as murder. In effect, prisons serve to separate criminals from regular society for safety and justice concerns, yet there are often inappropriate separations within prisons to accomplish the same safety and justice concerns for inmates.
Outdated Job Management Philosophy:
Jobs are perceived by individuals as a means to support a standard of living for self and family. Some individuals truly enjoy their job, but many individuals perform work far below their skill levels and far different from their personal interests.
A large number of workers would probably choose a different job if they had their ideal choice. Additionally, there must be plenty of human pairs worldwide who would willingly exchange their jobs for mutual job satisfaction. Although some workplaces allow such exchanges, the human race vastly overlooks the full possibilities regarding job exchanges and placements globally. A consequence is that workers continue to spend significant hours a day performing work that is uninspiring and without personal commitment. Then there is the extra blow to our psyche to know that there exist others locally and worldwide who would be very happy to have those exact jobs.
The alternate side of this issue is that current government decision-making strategy values the greatest number of jobs created as a positive component: the more jobs created, the better. Under our current operating model, this job count metric is considered valuable as it encourages the greatest number of workers to earn incomes, to qualify for employee benefits and to contribute to government tax systems. The challenge is the emerging 21st century global value system that necessarily insist that all global citizens be respected with sufficient essential resources and opportunities. Any system that encourages competition for resources such that some win and some lose is automatically classified as unable to sustain human advancement and will be quietly or publicly labeled accordingly. Desires for higher global standards are emerging.
Other Psyche Dysfunctions:
Citizens reside in their private homes while fearing property losses due to vandalism, arson and theft. Crimes motivated by the need for money have ended in murder. These crimes would be of far less concern with healthy psyche conditions among all citizens. Likewise, healthy psyche conditions will exist only with strong nurturing systems at individual, family, community and government levels.
Humans who are visually disabled or disfigured by genetics or life traumas are often avoided or even isolated by general society. The human species continue to pursue or avoid potentially significant relations based exclusively on visual appearances and physical attributes. Humans are currently conditioned to evaluate experiences and needs strongly based on visual stimuli and not true worth, value and potential.
Travelers must always exercise awareness of other citizens in their vicinity to avoid dangerous altercations. Even this condition would be significantly reduced or perhaps someday unnecessary with a global commitment to psyche development at every level of society.
Some citizens are raised or otherwise exposed to environments that produce emotional numbness. This numbness may be caused by an inability to cope with sustained traumatic personal experiences or extensive anti-humanity indoctrination by harmful entities. Such existences have the capacity to solidify into total lack of regard for human life with little or no emotional attachment or sense of responsibility to humans and humanity. Accordingly, such individuals are prone to future acts of violence or terror to advance their causes or to provide some self-perceived meaning to their lives.
Some possess dysfunctional psyche conditions and choose to inflict harm upon others due to lack of sufficient positive attention. If positive recognition is unavailable, then negative recognition will suffice.
Perhaps one of the greatest obstacles to the global human psyche is the false assumption that existing global operating models must continue in the future. Money systems continue under the assumption that it will provide future prosperity, that it must continue as the primary method of global exchange while it will never enable every citizen to achieve sustained prosperity.
Phrases such as “in the 21st century” will continue to arise from our global disappointment due to vast disparities between expected and actual human cooperation levels achieved. Words such as global, sustainable, viable, cooperation and collaboration will continue to emanate from news media and leadership entities worldwide as further evidence that humanity is ready to retire short-term, selfish thinking in exchange for meaningful, long-term philosophies such that all humans win.
Misdirected, undisciplined, undiscovered, unsolicited minds.
Dysfunctional but curable psychological ills at every level of civilization.
Origin of all obstacles and of all solutions.