There is a massive conflict between our humanity and our societies, aspects of which are often primitive in the extreme. Still, we must live in our societies for better or worse. Correspondingly, the biggest challenge in rising to the occasion. At such times, personal awareness and principles refuse to submit to social and egocentric pressures.is
Most of us think of a better world in terms of the empirical world, wholly or largely outside of ourselves. We want the reduction or eradication of poverty, ignorance, war, illness. Such goals are worthy: they derive from empathy with others andthat make life meaningful. Although such grand goals cannot realistically be your personal responsibility, you can still make a difference.
The context within which you make a difference is your psychosocial world: this is created by you and is therefore unequivocally your responsibility. Betterment here is a function of experiencing a personal responsibility for goodness, i.e. for actively generating goodness.
While I can have a small effect on my world, it is uncertain that more goodness from me will produce widespread beneficial social changes. But social life is so complex that it is impossible to be certain. If the flap of a butterfly wing can cause a tornado, who knows what one of your actions may generate?
I can always make certain improvements in regard to myself: the way I think and the way I act. The power of example and convention in social life is great. If everybody took goodness seriously, the effect could be massive. At the very least, I can do my part irrespective of others. This framework spells out what that entails.
In this section, we consider the psychosocial components that you can use to ensure goodness in your personal life and therefore in the wider world. In the next section, I will explain how THEE orders these components so you can be the change you want to see in the world.
All efforts to create goodness must depend on adherence to the (see right), and develop from the effective use of a better Self ( ). The question that arises is whether it is possible to move from a as a state of awareness to making your usual self a vehicle for the creation of goodness. In this regard, it is far preferable if many or all of the are used simultaneously. In the previous framework (RH"), they can function separately.
It is possible to goodness. This will certainly interfere at the spiritual level, and affect the pleroma. Perhaps, at the crucial moment, it will undermine efforts, yours and others, to produce an empirically better world.but be constantly miserable , or to yet be indifferent to others . If so, you will operate a « » at times, no doubt, but your actual self will have serious flaws that reduce the production of
However, producing goodness is not an endeavour in itself. Goodness is a value within that can guide and permeate endeavours throughout your life. Remember: are created by an act of . (Forgotten? Then review: transcendence is easy.)
The production of goodness is taxonomically enabled by perceiving each of the as a special-purpose . Then, to ensure all are persistently in play, a Structural Hierarchy is generated in which each Level uses all in combinations. The proposed THEE-name for the result is: . It has many components: but you don't use all of them all of the time.
This good.offers a practical and realistic way to handle everyday life, work, and even the most difficult personal and social issues in a way that you and others can deem
Goodness is usually explained in terms of specific and . The trouble is that this leads to a long string of desirable and noble demands outside your control. This way of thinking conjures up a terrifying and depressing (or persecuting) vision of the perfect person that none of us can ever be. In the present conception, you may at times fail to generate goodness when you could. However, the goal is not perfection. Nor is there any permanent self-thing that just «is» good. THEE conceives of human life as a continuous , and you can always (re-)start from wherever you are.
Goodness must permeate endeavours and not be its own endeavour: that way lies sanctimony.
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Originally posted: 29-Mar-2013