Friday, June 12, 2009

Psychology: Evaluating The Danger And Evils Of Group Thinking

Hypothetically, we can almost always derive at a probability or conclusion simply by studying the applied effort, action, and the reaction or result thereof. For as much as Newton's law of motion implies; when we force any type action, (be it physical, mental, or spiritual) we can often determine the measure of such efforts by weighing it against the opposite reaction. Hence, his theory;"for every action there is an equal, and opposite reaction."

Understandably, there are indeed a lot of examples throughout history that have shown that any concentrated effort to organize, conform, or produce a mind-share or group to be programmed to 'think alike' often concerns a measure of influence or an act of persuasion.

The underlying principle from a psychological standpoint concerning "group-thinking" can easily be found in direct association to the power of influence, and again by measuring the art of persuasion.

In trying to understand the underlying demographics of our ability to process our thoughts we generally derive at the cross roads (perception) of making a decision; as to whether we act on our perception? -Or by way of instinctual nature or habit?

Without question this psychological process begins with our perception, and how we interpret the responses of our first visual impression(s) per se.

*Clearly, we cannot limit perception to derive solely by sight, as many of people throughout history who are sight or hearing impaired utilize one sensory to compensate for the lack of another.

For the sake of exploring the dangers, or the evils that can be produced when any number of people direct their focus of thought(s) to the point of a mindshare, it crosses the thresholds of one's independent philosophical interpretation, and encompasses the thoughts of a number of people influencing, and persuading a specific outcome.

In my personal observations and experiences, the outcome can be awe-inspiring and produce positive results from any number of agendas or preconceived destinations or results initially being sought.

For example, let's look at any business's main focal point concerning the organization of employees, product services, and the exoskeletal structure, as it too is based on very similar principles as that of group-thinking, or a calculated agenda concerning a pre-determined outcome.

Sadly, there are generally more pawns in the world, than there have ever been kings or queens.

Just as the same principle applies in the corporate world, religious groups, organizations, and whole civilizations, there can be little debate; there have always been fewer leaders than followers.

This is where the individual needs to be informed, educated, and develop the understanding of the demographics of how our human nature and psychology converge, and then arm themselves with the intellectual knowledge to determine which role they intend to serve in their independent quest for purpose in life. (This is the 'key' to removing ignorance in any area of one's life.)

Clearly, the results of any group can produce either miraculous or disastrous results. It all boils down to the leaders' agenda or insightful perception and the interpretation thereof, as that ultimately determines the result of any groups efforts, and produces either positive or negative results.

Irregardless of the results, the underlying evil concerns the limited understanding or effort people apply toward establishing their own philosophies, and the direction they take in their personal quest to reach a level of sustainment, purpose, meaning, and significance, in and throughout their own life. It is a responsibility every individual shares stock in, and is governed only by measure of; freewill.

As a student of life myself, and having a major fascination with human behavioral patterns, psychology, philosophy, and the mysterious spiritual nature of our being; I have conducted silent observations my entire life trying to derive at a competent and intellectual perspective, regarding the difference between leaders and followers.

While my findings continue to increase my understandings, it also has brought to the forefront the fact that we as people all hold (and almost need to maintain) a sense of self, and in any account this can be interpreted as selfish, and serves as a rather diabolical agenda of self survivance.

We explore the world and all its mysterious properties, and we choose between the folds of time that which suits our survival, and affords us a level of understanding and comfort to feel complete within both ourselves and our surroundings.

The underlying evils that derive from "group thinking" generally lead us to accept, condone, or support that which appears to our perception as a worthy cause or serves the purpose of our survival. By placing too much reliance in any area of group think, we can view the danger (or evil) as it is always evident that we have a limited capacity to know the outcome beforehand; whereby, we may think we're serving the greater good of the whole of humanity, only to experience quite the opposite result in reality.

We see this today in our government, especially concerning the 50 years past concerning the outsourcing of jobs to third world countries who can produce "the product" at a cheaper rate, or do the labors we often see or have come to perceive as "below us" or our standards, and in doing so the short-term results on paper showed huge profits for America's major leaders, and implied security for our nation, and "we the people."

Unfortunately, this "group-think" mentality is generally developed by the leaders or groups controlling the influence or persuasion, and the rest of us simply refute the responsibility or ownership of the long-term result, pleading we assumed no liability in the outcome.

From this example the threat raises to the surface, exposing the danger and the evil that may or not have been the intentional outcome, but often produces confliction, whereby, the result now supersedes the agenda, and people (followers) feel mislead or even abused to a degree.

I truly did not mean for this to go in this direction, but in fact, it solidifies my point, as we need to maintain our voice (our responsibility)and not simply allow the "minority" (or group leaders) to influence, manipulate, or persuade the "majority" into a detrimental situation that threatens the survival of the whole.

However, when we do relinquish ourselves from the responsibility or the right to be heard, we cannot transfer the blame solely upon the "leaders" without intelligently accepting our lack of involvement also plays a major role in the outcome.

Ironically, the writings on the wall, and yet, few people understand the demographics, and silent "power" found in group-thinking, mindshare, or the art of persuasion, and respond very negatively when the reality or even their own knowledge grows (as is the case in America today) and the result forces an action, reformation, or level of acceptance the "majority" simply do not want to take ownership over.

Hence, many remain reliant on the "minority" (leaders)to govern both our thoughts and our lives to a degree, and the results can only produce a positive or negative result. Naturally, when all is well... the responsibility (voice) of the "majority" (followers) remains silent, and everyone enjoys the reward. But, when we have what we are experiencing today, new leaders are born, and they force their influence and understandings to persuade new groups to follow them in their quest to produce new results, hopeful to be beneficial for the whole!

As I am to believe; there is a balance to everything. Just as Newton knew to push one object- returns equal measures of force (or resistance) from another. Such is so with everything in our masterful universe, and we the people therein and thereof will experience the "securities and blessings", and the "dangers and evils" associated to any act of "mind-sharing" or "group-thinking", but we can only come to expect, and perhaps appreciate the fact(s) that remain equaled only by our applied efforts or resistance to the powers that be in all areas of our existence.

Might we hope the results are of benefit to all, ourselves included?


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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Screamin' For FREEDOM!

From the corners of my mind, where the cobwebbs live...I cannot believe; I was enslaved by a world bent on ideals.

You never see it coming...But your sure to see it go...What's the point of earning a living, if your passion hits the road?

We'll time has called you...and the seasons due...It's time to make some money, and I'd like to be there for you.

It's not about any marketing pyramids where Pharoahs lived...It's all about honor, dedication, discipline, and loyalty my friend.

So come together...join me now...and forever might our friendship grow, as we endure together... having fun, and making dough!

Surely the storms will come and they'll go...The sun will shine, and snow will fall, but... I'll be damned if I can go ....another year of working hard...and being Broke!

"If You Know The Desires Of Your Heart, Your Feet Will Guide You Accordingly"

~Art Moran

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Although this site is under construction, and there's some decent programs to check out through my links, there's an underlying demographic of concerning oneself with the importance of unity, and forming a network, and an alliance that is going to stand strong, and be there when you need it.That's the Affiliate network Terri and I are hoping to expand upon.

Welcome, you are entering the ground zero of a "rebuilding" of sort, whereby, I am knee deep into Affiliate Marketing, and as I too am growing and learning, I am looking forward to sharing this experience with positive, motivated, and insightful individuals who understand the "keys to success" are not the products we sell, or the merchants we support...

Ultimately, it is the people we work with and the psychology of "understanding the human element."

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I look forward to my next blog, as it will focus on the psychology of "Human Interests."

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Psychology/Philosophy: Mankind's Appetite

It never ceases to amaze me that there ever lingers an endless library of information being strewn about concerning all matters of mankinds endless hunger to obtain all knowing; carnal or spiritual knowledge.

With sciences running in a race to prove or disprove everything in a methodical, or mathematical equasion, over to the philosophical overviews of a massive buffet of spiritual teachings, the two span 10,000 years, creating debates, and finding a resolve... appears to be unlikely.

As I sit here awestruck, and inspired by the two, it dawns on me that despite the delicacies concerning creationism and evolution, I gotta wonder; will there ever be a mutual resolve formed intelligently, whereby the two could simple agree we have not, will not, nor likely ever will systematically obtain all knowing wisdom, regardless of our individual or group efforts?

Whilst one group stands on the right pointing fingers screaming; "Ha, you've traveled so far left, you don't know what's right!"

Meanwhile, the group on the left returns fire, poiting and screaming; "Oh yeah, well you clowns have traveled so far right, you don't have anything left!"

And still, for all our intellectual growth has afforded us, we are quite possibly just as ignorant as ever in coming to the realization, not any one person has yet to prove we will ever obtain the ultimate recipe in solving the complex mysteries associated to our existence.

Certainly, I can opinionate my relationship with Jesus Christ, and attempt to justify the perverse nature concerning my personal experiences, convictions, and beliefs, just as much as I can profess my underlying curiousities surrounding the complexities of science, and the tools made available to us to explore further by the brilliant minded individuals who's passions enabled them specific knowledge to produce such items; that many of us couldn't begin to ever comprehend outside the scope of enjoying that they work.

Meanwhile, as a student of life itself, what hope might I ever have in breeching the thresholds of understanding, knowledge, and wisdom? - when people throughout history have simply proven one thing; there's a balance to everything, a negative and a positive, and to push one, promotes a response from the other. Coinciding with all laws from Einsteins "Theory of Relativity", to Newton's "Laws of Motion" on down to and enless library denoting the "Writings On The Wall."

Finding that balance however, is the ultimate conquest we share stock in. As I am currently working on several writings concerning a teaching surrounding the abolishment of bias ignorance, and being more optomistic that if we stop momentarily, pause, and simply question the point of our age old debates, is it even possible, we might better serve one another, and ourselves if we simply could become more respectful to the fact; nobody really knows what lies ahead for mankind, scientifically, or regarding the exact time of the ultimate spiritual revelation?
And if someone did, would they share that information with us the people?
Betterstill, would we believe it?

We can prophesize, analize, even demoralize everything in our path, and still never scratch the surface of the universal truth that lingers somewhere in our midst.

One of my greatest challenges in the writings I am working on, is there really are no new ingredients to be found, but rather a vast array of recipes to wit we can create anew formulation of ideas using the knowledge of old, to seek solution to the probles we; mankind have created in our prior attempts to defend our appetites.

In closing, let it be we revert back to the times where family and moral values, principles, ethics, and our internalized interests can again superceed our uncanny appetites, while many of us run amuck relentlessly seeking to flavor our tongues with all that tastes good going in, but does little by way of sustainment coming out.
For some, even that process can be bastardized or inverted, the minute they open their mouth to speak.

However, as creatures of habit, we learn through repetition, and let it be we come to acknowledge our wrong doings, and come to appreciate the privilidge life offers us, before our time expires, and we look back in reflection to realize; if we hadn't spend all our time in debates, focusing mainly on the problem(s), we could've provided a solution or two, to expand onto the next phase of growth, and development. Hence, focusing solely on the problem, and debating it, provides no resolve!

Clearly, irregardless of your color, race, creed, socioeconomic status, spiritual beliefs, or even ones academic accomplishments, we are all fighting a 10,000 year old ghost. If only we concentrated our efforts on harmonizing the 3 major elements whereby we exist; mind, body, and spirit (or soul), maybe then in concentrating our efforts to get those three elements to align, becoming balanced individuals, then maybe, just maybe we could come to better appreciate ourselves, one another, and the role we all play in preserving mankind, and our vitile resources for the next generation.

Common sense stuff, and still, as I walk the land in silent observation, studying the behavioral patterns of my fellow man/woman/child, I am at a loss for words in trying to find a starting point to even begin constructing a small piece of the bridge over the vast gaps of indifference we promote, and then subjectively we suffer unto, at the expense of our own hunger, selfish indiscretions, disregard, and ignorance.

C'mon people, we far greater an intelligent species, then to allow such circumstancial depravities to stall our forward momentum in our quest to obtain the essence of freedom!
No barriers!
This requires a group effort, taking out walls, and obsticles, and by continually leaving our trash behind on life's path, then stalls the forward momentum of the next, our own children, who then have to navigate their way through such unnessesary obsticles.

I guess what I'm sayin' is we could do better for ourselves, and by each other, and until we do start applying a sincere effort, we're going to remain inverted, dysfunctional, and intruded upon by unnessesary ignorance!
If we worker harder together today, we can play harder together tomorrow, and afford our children the same honor and privilidge. God knows it's what we all truly desire... FREEDOM!
Remember, the pen is mightier than the sword, and the tongue is both a blessing and a curse, whereby, if we arm ourselves with intelligence, ignorance doesn't stand a chance!
Have a Blessed and Beautiful Day,

Art M.

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