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Selective Empathy

  A selective empathetic is a more sinister evil than the outright unempathetic. The unempathetic is quite small in numbers, and are under more scrutiny. The selective empathetic is one of reflective desire, picking and choosing those to be glad for and wishing to prosper based off of desired personal gain, gain that involves putting others down in the process. This level of empathy is pure submission to outside preachers, outside systems, media, literature, art, and economics, and represents a dark and fallible inner sense. Letting things simply happen, apathetic to their greater truth, nihilistic in meaning, and a walking product of guiding forces around them. A pure empathetic is empathetic to all in all situations, noticing the humanity in all. It is sad to notice the selective empathetic being a prevalent and lauded endeavor, when the qualities of such selective empathetic are thought of also as manipulation. A great contradiction in social morality and personal character judgeme

All Encompassing Life Views

     Day after day I sit and wonder why it is that we have complete in depth, accurate analyses of our work lives, and yet we continue to go home with cognitive dissonance about our own lives. We believe in false realities, unable to understand modern philosophy at any level due to our unconscious bias. The home life is based around the subjective person, the work-life is based around the world around them.  It's no wonder we as a society act this way either. Under the pretenses we give everyone, we expect a, sort of, "no questions asked," way of living. The systems we've built around our personal lives is highly impractical in comparison to the ones we've built around our work environments. It makes sense evolutionarily why this is the case, but I believe we as a society can go beyond it.  Under the layout of thinking within a scientific basis, we can subdue the urges of wanting our feelings to be the absolute. If we align the feelings within ourselves to reality, then there's no way of having any misconceived feelings. So, if this assertion is agreed upon within the context of this argument, then we can come to the conclusion that, even though we are emotional and need comfort, we can continue onto greater conceptions of compliance with one another. Certain people have different goals, and usually it makes them skilled within that context, but if we were to contain a ruleset based on what's practical, or, the most useful to contain this goal, then we know we're on the over encompassing path to obtaining it. In other words, we need to identify the problem before going after it. The way I've perceived most people's methods of operations is that it's actually the opposite, making their objective loosely known to themselves, and then continuing forth and finding the details out as they go.

     The reason why this is crucial is because people are inherently susceptible to cultish thinking, and cognitive dissonance is a very prevalent problem within finding the escape from it. The connection can be made between culture and the cult. While we all operate within a culture which influences our thinking, (and absolutely houses a significant amount of problems in which we face when getting to the truth,) the cult is a very identifiable subsection of the culture which clearly houses illogical and psychologically, (which are fairly unique to humans,) based problems. However, within the work environment, every logical fallacy is quickly found and dismissed immediately. If not, the business as a whole suffers from it. While we are social and it very much matters the way in which we communicate, we also must understand where we need to progress forward. One extremely prevalent example within this way of thinking, is religion and all of its denominations. Religion has use and can be the most effective way of thought progress, however if we do not continue to progress the mean within the context of it, we stay stuck on an ancient way of thinking, and as we know, knowledge is forever changing.

     To stay updated with our thoughts, we cannot let our minds drift away from the objective. What's our purpose for doing this? Well, without an analysis, we cannot know exactly what it is, and instead we divert our attention to something else in an unfounded way. I suggest a time in which we, individually, analyze the situation in terms of what's to come. To use logical fallacies is one thing, but to use them in conjunction with a cognitive dissonant mindset causes the cults. Perhaps the most important thing to do is to make people aware of the innate problem from an early and more fluid intelligent mindset. One thing we can rely on is that asking more questions doesn't have any side effects, and that if asking questions is prohibited, then the mindset is not well thought out, and the subject under the influence of the mindset is being defensive of it. We shouldn't be afraid of doubt, we should instead embrace it as a virtuous property of being. The practicality of this is clear.

     If we assert all considered and observed truths to be obvious, we will inevitably get caught up on some minor details, as we are not perfect observers.  It's a very arrogant thing to assert a subject to be the absolute value of truth, and we have a psychological tendency to say so about ourselves. I, as an individual, can attest to this. The way I think about things is absolutely influenced on whether I want to be considered smart or not. This is what I consider to be the most valuable thing in my being. Now, that's not to say it's the absolute truth, and should totally be taken under as much scrutiny as possible. To be harsh is to be realistic and fact observing. While we subscribe to certain worldviews, we can detail our worldviews in accordance to reality.

     In order to achieve the moral congruency we so say we want, we need to agree on what matters. Another huge factor of where our progress is is due to the willingness to understand. If we are to want understanding, we must be fine with wanting to understand. This can be very difficult given the emotion of the situation, so much so, that, under personal views, the world has been taken back hundreds of years due to situations based within this view.

    This debacle gets worse when we think of the subsequent progress that has been lost in the workplace due to invalid personal views. Validation happens when your worldviews align in a sense that it could logically exist. You see we humans have a tendency to section off what we find valuable, and piece it together. This is probably the main cause of our distressful worldviews. Each and every one of us views the world in a separate fashion, and if we can trace back the mind far enough, we can see when and where this worldview occurs. Given this bit of information, we must use this to find it in ourselves the emotions we attach to people. Are they a product of their experience alone? Well what would we be doing if we had no experience in the world? We wouldn't be functioning properly whatsoever. Any induced hallucination is based within real observation, in fact there's absolutely no thought that you can think about that has no basis in reality. However, if we turn our attention to what has happened or what will happen into what is happening currently, we become a lot more level headed. This is no mere assertion either, in fact this is scientifically observable in people who use meditation on a day-to-day basis. People who meditate are more focused, have clearer minds, have less anxiety and depression, and their methods are using the present.

     So why do we get stuck on the past or future? The answer is simple, and yet very complex scientifically. One reason may just be that that's how certain personalities operate. Another may be that we observe what others have in envy. However, given these reasons we must not conflate them with a negative connotation. The consequences of doing so cannot be overstated. How we view our lives is dependent on our opinions of the past, or of what the future holds. So, we must observe the impracticalities of our lives and instead continue further without regretting what has been done. One outlying factor is the ways other people react to our 'mistakes.' What we consider mistakes is just that; what we consider them. This association is what we automatically do in order to appease the surrounding society. However, given the current structure in which we reside, this is almost an unnecessary adaptation. While we are going to care for those around us, we should not allow the negativity of whatever has happened affect us permanently. Instead, we must feel the feeling we have, carefully bring our minds back to the present, and continue forth, as there is nothing we can do about what has happened.

     Finally, to put this in practice, we must all influence ourselves, and then those around us. To believe in an overarching truth which is rid of all logical fallacies, we must first put ourselves in the present and obtain the feel of what is currently happening. Then, when the time comes in which we mess up in a way we consider it to be, we must continue to solve the issue or learn to be fine with it. Only after this are we able to think in a method congruent with reality. There can be no negative tribalism at this point, no prejudices, no defensiveness, only what is true would we let get to ourselves and influence our minds. In order to achieve this goal, we must not be afraid to challenge the beliefs in others or ourselves, and in turn allow others to challenge us as well. I believe that under these conditions we can strive to better ourselves in the way best for us and those around us as well.

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