hierarchies is often assigned low status and treated as seemingly insignificant in the grand scale of things. Yet the whole hierarchy, and therefore all taxonomic elements, has no point or grip at all without .is at the bottom of the at . in
That fateful question "Why do we exist?" can be answered with just
4 letters ►
We exist to do!
Yet Level-1 entities) is but the means. The entire RH superstructure, indeed the whole of THEE, is about enabling our to be the « ».(like all
involves other people directly or indirectly and also the physical environment. So it is a socio-physical engagement occurring in time and at a place.
At the moment when you act to get a desired result, psychosocial reality and actual reality inter-penetrate. makes parts of the impersonal world your own. In turn, this empirical reality affects and alters, sometimes disrupts, your psychosocial reality. The end result is that both worlds are changed, for better or worse.
«» has a much broader reference than «work». It relates to whatever you choose to do, which includes . but also play, relating to others, getting on in society, contributing to your community, learning, developing yourself &c.
Because understand and master our biology.is built around (or decision), it excludes random physical movements, unconscious habits and reflex behaviour. Many books in recent years almost seem to glorify the way human behaviour is driven by unconscious tendencies that often defeat our conscious aims. These studies are certainly valid, and awareness of unconscious tendencies is of great value. However, they do not tell us about per se. Instead, following a tradition that goes back millennia, they help us to
So we see unless we enter willingly or are forced into that person's psychosocial world.all around us as activities that we know or presume are part of someone's endeavour to change things in a psychosocial world. If the endeavour is our own, we are deeply interested. If the endeavour is someone else's, our interest is likely to be minimal—
The benefit sought by poses no puzzle: it is a change in reality that includes the outcome we seek. But affect far more than the focus of our interest and so there will be ramifying side effects. The cost of has two elements, these unintended consequences, and the use of resources. These resources mainly lie in empirical reality e.g. personal physical energy, physical materials, money, space, services, someone's good nature. Resources get consumed and are typically experienced or perceived as scarce.
often goes wrong in its own terms i.e. quite apart from problems like confused or poor . Probably the commonest difficulties relate to:
Self-awareness is critical for , because it helps ensure we know what we are doing. Empirical reality is socio-physical i.e. it includes the uncontrollable psychosocial realities of other relevant people. Self-awareness is needed to handle this aspect of the environment.
The tendency to dehumanize our involves being instrumental rather than creative. Blocking awareness of our and their disparate effects can limit our achievement as well as harming ourselves and others.
Originally posted : 06-Jul-2011. Last updated: 06-Jul-2013.