March 28, 2014
A person who has an African background and African life exposure, an engineering in profession, a follower of Muslim religion, likes watching movies, reading thinkers book, likes playing soccer can develop a given mindset out of personal exposures of life; another person who has similar profession and exposures, but who live in different scenario and environment, such as in Europe and North America, can develop a mindset out of personal experiences of life, but they both are not necessarily think similar things and ideas in relation to the world at large about their own reality since human and natural environment is one factor besides personal exposures in life.
For most belief and a belief system gives perspective about life, but for others, people develop a mindset based on cumulative effect of exposures of life such as belief and other exposures in life, in which there are people who makes their belief system and the values set in their belief system as center of their life and they do other activities in relation to that given mindset; as there are people who think that belief and the values in the belief system is one of the things or activities they do in life, in addition to other activities and thinking they set in life. It is not only individuals, but also societies and institutions who have such arrangements of priorities in which there are systems that make a given belief as core and there are systems that make belief as one of the activities they do in life.
For instance, the five-sided headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense, The Pentagon, has 111 mtr and 555 mtr in its width or height —adding up to 666 mtrs—which make other people in certain belief system to correlate the given number with the idea into something they know in their given book; when the inaugural ceremony of the elected US Presidency is made in every four years, it is the Bishop, mostly protestant Christians who recite the prayers, as far as my knowledge is concerned, not even a Muslim clergy, who does the chanting and the like. This kind of action and reaction made other people to think that politics and religious mindset are married in such given undertaking. Belief is the core value and the drama and behind agenda on stage.
The same is true when one goes to the Arab state in which it is the core value of the Muslim religion that play significant and fundamental role in shaping the value of the institution, The State, in which there are Arab and other non-Arab states who officially claim that they are Muslim states, their doctrine and values are dictated b the Muslim religion. They put belief as the center of everything regardless of their perfection and completeness, which is another aspect, but as principle and way of life, they put the religion as core aspect of their undertakings.
Accordingly, people create certain living environment not only out of physical requirements such as the land, financial resources and asking permission from urban planners and the like, the settle under certain given space and they live as community. When people are related in terms of building or construction of houses, which they call as neighborhood, but when the thinking and value making of such people are different, it is not possible to live together as community. They need certain aspects of life that should be in common so that they can communicate. Otherwise, the distance between two neighbors could be equivalent to the distance between Kenya and Atlanta, not in physical but in terms of interaction and communication since they do not communicate infrequent manner and condition as well.
Organisms develop their ecosystem—organisms living in a particular environment, such as a forest or a coral reef, and the physical parts of the environment that affect them—human beings do have their own respective eco system in terms of thinking and way of life in which they live comfortably in their own respective and perfect environments, and they function very well, they have an energetic strength and enthusiasms in their daily undertakings. This happens it is not only because of the sun, the moon and the star factors, but how they make up their environments in their surrounding which is dependent upon their own efforts, and choices they make in life too.
And it is quite interesting to note a different aspect in here in which that there are poets and writers who try to express their romantic expressions and life with the idea of correlating with the movement, color and scenario natural atmosphere and environment such as the color and size of the moon and the sun and stars and as there are also people who try to flatter with each other—men to women and women to men—by putting all kind of analogies of mountain, sea waves, stars, moon and the like. And I was wondering as to the connection of a woman who sat next to me in a restaurant, correlating her beauty and emotions with star or moon, in which I said to myself, I do not understand a woman, or I do not understand the moon since either of the two is correct. This is not to make that kind of spontaneous and unrealistic connection between people and the environment.
Accordingly people create their own environment and atmosphere based on thinking level and category, belief, hobbies and interests, profession, way of life, color, race, ethnicity, ideology, and so on in which the idea of creating one’s own environment along with other is one aspect, and the idea of creating one’s own island is another in which people invent their own way of life in way that they are comfortable to live with. A person who like to be in private and a person who likes to be in social settings have different taste and thinking in their life style in which both have their own values and way of perceiving realities and it is not possible to claim here that one of them is only true, which leads to wrong deduction and conclusions.
One of the views people need to consider in here in creating suitable environment or condition of life or ecosystem in one’s life is the idea of compatibility between each other. For a person like me, for instance, I am not comfortable to live with a person who wants everything to happen in one’s own way or putting all kinds of preconditions in life or a person who puts all kind of towels in one’s shower room by assigning a towel to use per day as according to color or size which sounds strange thing in my life or a person who like mountain climbing or flying or whatever which is not in my dictionary and vocabulary of life. I do not want to waste my time by doing all kind of things related since I do not want to do things for the sake of resembling others or pretending since it is just waste of time and a life of full of stresses and complications. Simplicity is the best thing one chooses for life. Simplicity does not mean being stupid or idiot.
At the top of the hierarchy is the planet’s entire living environment—which is known as the biosphere, within this biosphere are several large categories of living communities known as biomes that are usually characterized by their dominant vegetation, such as grasslands, tropical forests, or deserts. The same is true in the world of humanity in which the entire humanity live under one big environment—the earth— in which upon the earth, there are different continents, and within such continents, there are various nations, and within various nations, there are numerous tribes and ethnic groups.
When such environment is connected to the human reality, which is the thinking realm in which a person who thinks on daily basis about food water, car, house, in which material and economic conditions dictate one’s life; the person who thinks regarding how to create a discovery in relation to atomic and nuclear energy; a person who thinks about sociological and psychological makeup of individuals and human society; a person who thinks how to discover in theories of mathematics and computers, and the like, have an influence in shaping their own respective environment in which it is quite the mindset they have on daily basis that molds their reality so that they live under any given environment than any other matter.
A person who thinks that life is about worship, a person who thinks that life is about philosophy, a person who thinks that life is about natural science, a person who thinks that life is about mountains and topography, a person who thinks that life is about entertainment, a person who thinks that life is about telling the behavior of the mind, a person who thinks that life is about historical site and history; they all have their own respective social and human environment in which a person who thinks about natural science and the person who thinks about entertainment could require different human environment so that they can function better and nicer as the arrangements they require is set according to the nature and character of thinking.
Every creation requires its own respective conducive environment to survive and function better. This is very natural. The same is true to every human being. A person who aspires to be great scientist could end up by being a specialist as mail room person since the environment one is surrounded and opportunities one is provided in life dictate human destiny than any other thing. A person who was born and raised in United States could end up being a great scientist due to the opportunities factor and elements of life one is provided in life; that same person, if one is born and raised in Ethiopia could end up being police person or whatever since it is opportunity that shape peoples reality than who they are and what they do in most cases.
To the contrary, there are quite few incidents of peoples experience in life, who lived being misunderstood and misinterpreted in their respective society they live in which there are people who were considered such people as dull, lazy, and unintelligent, bad and so on who were in cases ridiculed and recommended as foolish and bad by great personalities or figures, but they could end up as being someone in the history of humankind and they have contributed great deal in the advancement of human society and this world too. In fact, they have changed the course of human history from one color to another by their outstanding and profound contributions they make in their life, which become the source of light and knowledge to the multitudes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson stated that to be great is to be misunderstood. For example, one is the case of Albert Einstein and his tutor in which he was consider as lazy and unintelligent in his time as he was a student; the other is the case Jesus Christ and rulers of his time as he was treated bad and in ill manner since rulers of his time considered him as mad man and demonized person and the like. Life is full of unpredictable events and surprises which make the journey of life to be interesting since it is not possible to know the end at the beginning at the beginning otherwise life would somewhat be boring and there is no point people make their life in every day, but the fate of anyone cannot be known by others since human beings are not created to be machine.
This world has quite interesting scenarios of life in which the environment is the one that shape peoples reality than their true reality in which a person’s true reality could be someone who can do something great in the world, but a person could end up being a waiter in someone’s café. What is the point in here is that organisms have no problem in acquiring the perfect environment for living, since nature delivers originally although in today, human factors are disturbing their perfect Eco system due to the so called pollutions factors, but human beings do face much difficulties and hindrances as to obtaining the right ecosystem in terms of thinking and aspiration for many possible reasons in which most of the factors are man made.
The point about thinking is that it is the person oneself who should be able to create the perfect ecosystem in thinking than the outside factors and nature in which when the person is aware of the obstacles and challenges one faces in terms of what one thinks, one devices one’s own strategies and living environment as to what makes one’s lifestyle better and nicer in relation to the thinking goals and objective on set in life. The first good strategy is to remove every trace of desire and ambition in terms of material things in which aspiration should be set in way that material things facilitate and help to achieve one’s goal than they become an end goal.
This does not mean that a potato can be a carrot when an environment for living is changed in which a potato is potato whatever or wherever the environment is changed, but what could take place in such instance is like that German Potato, French Potato, Caribbean potato, Ghana potato and so on which could vary in terms of color and size, but the taste and the nourishment and nutrition value is like what the potato delivers. In fact, there are certain aspects of peoples’ reality which cannot be changed due to change of the environment but could get even worse when shift of human environment is taking place as there are people who function and do well when such change is taking place.