Recall that one of the thinking styles that is stagnating human evolution the most, is the so-called Pluralist Relativism (presented in the Unplug Course of the Master Program in Integral Human Development of the Vital Learning Platform), which is who believes he has overcome the religious, scientific, technological and materialist vision of the world today... who believes he has the most humane, solidary, or spiritual solutions... who believes that in life everything has justification or everythingis right, and avoids assuming positions or thoughts to avoid conflict or effort.
People have a natural resistance to changes. They do not like them. They want the "status quo", Latin expression that perhaps means "the mess we are already in". People resist changes for various reasons. To favor the necessary changes, the leaders find out what those reasons are, and face them. "Leadership with purpose" - Rick Warren
Do you know that 99% of your thoughts are useless. William James put it best: “A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” All my life I’ve been obsessed with practical things. Practical philosophy, practical knowledge, practical books, practical work, and practical advice. That idea comes from Pragmatism, a philosophical tradition that started in the 19th century in America.
Being neurotic is being able to behave badly without feeling responsible for one's actions. Jung says that the sick person does not have to learn to get rid of his neurosis but learn to endure it. Because disease is not a superficial and meaningless burden, it is what the person is; the same person is that "other" that we always try to exclude. If we flee from the evil that is in us, we put ourselves in danger. All evil is potential vitality that needs to be transformed. Pretending to live without the creative potential of our own destructiveness is like being a cardboard angel. Sheldon B. Kopp
Something strange happened with the birth of the internet; something changed about how we understand our identity and our existence. And that something was that our sense of self got translated into 0s and 1s so that we could project a part of our being as a single node into a global network of nodes made up of other selves.
For most of us, our whole life is based on opposition, on some act of the will to go against the flow. And we cannot conceive an action without volition, without effort; Our life is based on it. Our social, economic, and “spiritual” life is a series of efforts that always culminate in a certain result. And we believe that opposition is essential, necessary.
There may be carefully constructed institutions - political, religious, economic - but whatever the construction of these may be, unless our inward consciousness is in total order, inward disorder will always overcome the outer. We have seen this historically, it is happening now in front of our eyes. This is a fact. The turning point is in our consciousness.
Prejudice has something in common with ideals, beliefs and faiths. We must be able to think together; but our prejudices, our ideals and so on, limit the capacity and the energy required to think, to observe and examine together so as to discover for ourselves what lies behind all the confusion, misery, terror, destruction and tremendous violence in the world. Thought is the common factor of all mankind.
It is difficult to recognize that efforts, resources and feelings were deposited in the wrong place, but it is necessary to do so. Actually, links based on fear do not help us. We hold on to bad habits because we don’t really strive to grow and we need an excuse to justify our failures. We keep our bad habits because we don’t really love each other. The threat of losing the false security of the old convictions gradually weakens the ability to improve.
Society has always been composed of: a. passive subjects, b. powerful leaders and c. enemies on whom blame, inferiority, hatred and hostility are projected: the scapegoats. The root of the evil caused by the human is not its animal part but its necessity of importance, of denying its own mortality and acquiring a heroic image of itself.