August 26, 2014
It is quite fascinating to realize on the thinking space that exist between any given individual in due course of time, which they call, the time when the paradigm shift occurs and before such happening is come on one’s life, and between individuals as well. And one was wondering on what people think, such as from silly to abstract ideas—which is subjective and relative and contextual—and the time frame and gap that exist between a given thinking and its translation to objective reality, which vary on different kinds of circumstances people face and due to many different factors, internal and external ones. This is one aspect of one’s given life.
As a man thinks, one creates a space between the old oneself and the new oneself since thinking is an energy that galvanize and transforms one whole being and reality in to something else. And the space that exists between oneself and others will increase by virtue of such thinking. In this case, it is not possible to regress and see the back, but one feels and thinks something different about oneself, other people, the environment and the world at large. In this case, it is easier to change cooper into gold than bring back such person to old oneself and old aspect of one’s life who is transformed into different reality and being by the instrumentality of any given thinking a person has. Hence, one lives in different realm that one only feels and knows.
When any given individual develops certain behavior in life, in terms of thinking and working on such given thinking on consistent manner, meaning for years, not months and days, which is regularly repeated behavior pattern, an action or pattern of behavior that is recurring so often that it becomes typical of somebody, although the person may be unaware and such way of life is known as and considered as habit. And such habits have dual effects on the person’s life. These are constructive habits as there are bad or destructive habits. The habit of reading books and the habit of smoking are few cases that relate to such given aspect of habits and human life.
Stringency is useful as it has its own destructive part. Great peoples in this world have this character which is considered by other as threat and bad, but such people are heard of the merits such rigidness contributed in their undertaking and they are successful towards the things which they regularly do in life since they stick to the plan and visions they set in life and they do things accordingly as well. In stringency, they develop certain habits and customs that lead to kind of discipline on the way of life they set and develop. As they stick to what they think and believe in, they at last become successful and they rest assure of the final victory which they seek in life.
Such attitude or way of life is done in group basis; it becomes custom or tradition which is something that people always do in a particular way. This is like in cases for those people who interact and communicate based on profession or hobby, they develop certain pattern and thinking and way of life since it is their work and the type of things they do have an impact on who they are, what they think and they are dictated by certain thinking and mindset and as result of such group mindset they formulate; they communicate accordingly and they develop certain custom according to the practice they have in life.
While such practice is enlarged in bigger scale and scenario such as in terms of nation building, it is done under political ideology in which people acquire their nationalistic feeling and thinking by a given political program in which a given politics serve as being instrumental in promoting and promulgating peoples’ emotions, feelings and thinking they have towards their nation and country which they particularly belong for a given period of time. Such given political ideology develop certain guideline in administering any given nation; it has its own disciplines and rules. It tells its citizen on how to pie, where to pie, why to pie and the like.
The same is true in creating imaginary communication and communion people want to make and have towards the Absolute Reality called, God, in which religion plays significant and major role in helping people to create both vertical and horizontal relationship they want to create with the Super Power and with those people who live on the earth. Hence, religion helps as bridge in creating what people desire and wish since they want to live with certain type of belief and faith with the absolute reality and thus, they create something. As political ideology dictate, religious ideologies govern people’s behavior, attitude and thinking. They ask their adherents which way, what, how and when to pray.
However, conflicts and contradiction arise when people think and believe that there is only one single rigid way to create nation building or create certain type of communion with the absolute reality. We live quite in different century and time in which people should seek alternative methods and approaches in creating and building nations and making their own communions with the absolute reality. Nation has been built upon imaginary concepts in past, politicians have played eminent role; and the same is true on the connection and ideologies people make with the absolute reality, advocators of religions have played prominent role in shaping peoples’ belief towards such reality.
Rigidity and conservatism have been what this world has undertaken and is undergoing, there is no such flexibility in many and significant aspect of human conditions and lives. People and systems are flexible as far as those significant matters do not affect their shape and form, but the moment such significant thinking and changes do affect the entire shape and structure of the form, even if it is true and real, people and systems are change resistant, even those people and system who think that they are ready for change or they claim that they can bring about change to the world. They always forget something.
This is one of the becoming natural characteristic of this world and its peoples and adherents. Change resistant is not normal way of life; it is one of the universal sicknesses this world faces to date, thru the entire history of human kind. The most important aspect of such life should be, not on who originate the idea and the concepts, but rather, what the concepts are and the advantages and disadvantages. Even if it has its own consequences, if the matter is true, people and systems should acknowledge accept the truth whatever costs it makes them incur. Past and history has cost this world very much since it dwells on personalities than the truth. One should not necessarily belong to the royal family or to the root of Abraham or whatever in order to come up with ideas that can transform this world.
Bias and prejudice have been the root cause of the sickness and social traumatic conditions this world has faced to date. This world has inherited not only good aspects but also the bad aspects, bias and prejudice are in cases considered as correct and true, in fact rightful realities of life. Most do not even realize that this world has undergone universal traumatic conditions of life, and they pretend as if it is not, and they relate such traumatic conditions to poor nations and societies of the world, in a world the scars are still on the rich nations, whose reflections and manifestations in their life is shown by the stressful and arrogant society they have fabricated and created to date.
Whilst such scenario of life is going on, in which bias and prejudice along with change resistant conditions of such given world, life is no easy since it is not possible to change fundamental and significant things in this world. This world has been created not only with the sun and moon things, but also with the root of Abraham theory, the royal family hierarchy and style of life, western democracy and supremacy thing in this world and the like.
In such given world, it is not possible to think of significant change in this world, but this world welcomes all kinds of changes that only give comfort to the comfort zone and world it already creates to its own world and to date since it is only possible to change the type of flavor an ice-cream has than the ice cream itself even if the wrong is gone to the ice-cream. Otherwise, they consider any thinking as wood worm, as beasts and the like, they confuse their given political ideology with its respective religious mentality they have on stage and they complicate the lives of those people who are ready and determined for such major and big change in this world.
Habits, custom, tradition, culture and ideologies are living in companionate marriages along with other types of companionate marriages this world has undergone. Hence, any given individuals measure and value anything according to habit, culture and any given political or religious ideology one follows and practices. When the big scenarios in which individual’s standards and measurements are made are inaccurate and wrong, the way and what that given individual thinks and values is wrong and in accurate. Hence, the blame shift thing goes on and such act and thinking become usual routine and could in fact be considered as normal way of life, which is insane.
In this case, the individual has two choices. The first one is to correct oneself and come to the right and accurate standards and measurements of life by oneself than go with the blind move and way forward; the second one is to correct and rectify the system, and bring those systems that help oneself to come with any given standard so that one performs a task as responsible citizen to the system one belongs, not only by adhering to what the system says and tells, but also telling that that given system is wrong, delivering constructive critics and should correct itself for its own sake.
For example, a nation could be built on past or historical values, present conditions and future aspirations. The most important aspect of nation building is not past and present, but future dreams, wishes and aspirations. In this case, there is no wrong any given nation aspires the most elegant wishes since it is nice to aspire high and it does not cost anything. But, the point is that wish by itself is no guarantee and has no value, but the strategies and tools any given nation uses in order to implement and reach to its future aspiration is the vital aspect of any given wish. This is the most fundamental aspect of a nation building.
When there is common understanding and consensus on the nation’s future aspiration, accord in past and present matters is simple since future is the one that determines past and present. Even present condition has no that influence since determination, zeal, enthusiasm and detachment are the most significant aspect in reaching and working to the future aspiration. In reality and as one’s part of perception in life, future is non-existent, but it is possible to create it. It is possible to invent it since it is future. It is easier to create the future than correct past and present since it is not yet come and it is in people’s hands.
Although past and present conditions are the basis to the creation of the future, maturity of such people who arise to create the future of any nation, which is the determinant factor and element of life in here. Do they focus on goals, visions and processes, or do they prefer to dwell on the blaming, blame shift approaches of life, regrets or whatever destructive and negative constraints that pulls back or is set back to the progress of that given nation? There are few things that come void of reasons and arguments in this world as they say truth is derived in two ways; the first one is by scientific method, but the other is with faith and conviction people have to certain matter, which is belief.
When one thinks of creating the future, it is not with the intention of putting lion and sheep in a house together since the lion will continue consuming the sheep as far the law of nature does not change. But rather, it is with, the intention of integrating both methods of acquiring and reaching to the truth in which the combined effect of such truth do have an impact in creating better destiny and bright future to the nation and the world at large. Although past and present have an impact on our future, the future is still in our hands.
The point is that are people connected in good things or hating the bad ones, love or hate, which is the most important matter. People can be united under two conditions. The first one is out of love for something; the other is out of hatred towards something. When people are united for the love of something, they in most cases release good and positive energies since they are embodied by good things; whereas when people are united since they hate something in common, they do no achieve great results since the bond is hatred.
In order to create a prosperous nation, people should delete their hatred towards to the ruling class, which is the primal cause and responsible in manifesting hatred between such peoples, but they should create immense love and treasure to the nation which they belong, love and long for. In this case, the case of the lion and sheep still remains constant, but the love and affection they have towards their nation should win their hearts and minds since the question is not about past and present, but the fate of the nation towards the future. Where are we heading?
When people have belief or faith towards common nation building, they do not give spaces and rooms for suspicion, but rather sacrifice, courage, determination and detachment will be on stage. In this case, strong nations will be on stage since it has strong basement. Otherwise, when people live in suspicion, remembering past sours and sores of life, the future of any given nation is under jeopardy. The present one is under paralysis since history and past is accountable for the existence of present bad conditions of life. Hence, there is no point that any given people could respect its past, by having bad present and worse future.
Since future becomes common concern, individualistic ideas, group concerns and thinking and other divisive matters do not have enough space since future is derived out of past and present failures and past and present strengths of nations. Identifying and sorting out weaknesses and strengths of such nation indeed requires capacity since what is considered as good values could be wrong or what is considered as weakness could be found as the contrary. Thus, it needs quite good time to reflect on such given values, on the impacts and consequences of such values in the life of society and its relation with other people.
The realities of life in here has two features; the first one is scientific approaches which cannot be rejected since it is scientific, and facts and information are certified by objective methods and evidences; however, the most difficult aspect of life in here is on those truths derived out belief or faith since such aspect of life is subjective and relative. In this case, time tells the truth, it is time that disproves such wrong and untruthful conditions of life since it is not possible to deny certain realities when they face except accepting them as evident even if people believe them as true, but proven wrong in due course of time. In this case, those who like to continue being tricked can continue, but they do not last longer, but those who have obtained the truth will live accordingly.
We live in time and nation that it is possible to think deep inside, but it is not possible to translate and put into practice what one thinks deep inside since people still survive with traumatic conditions of past and present day rulings and they are not willing to open and give chance to the multitudes. All of them are successful in creating their own islands and those people who are residents of such given island. In such world and nation, it is difficult to imagine bright destiny of nation to the future unless and the ruling class is well determined and willing to change the way things are and open its many doors to everyone who belongs to this nation. Everyone is equally responsible and accountable to this nation, those who claim they love their nation and those who do not.
Economic growth is not warranty to justice and security within a nation and its people but it gives an opportunity to do much better things to the society at large and to the future of the nation. There is no point that any given nation creates rich people who have access to such economic growth, who have huge mansions, deluxe automobiles and the like, who are responsible creating wealth imbalance in any society while living amidst poor nations and poor peoples of the society, and such way of life is considered as norm; this is totally insane and it leads any given nation to chaos and frustrations at last. To be rich in poor society is a liability; it makes them to pay huge costs of life in different ways.
The gap between the rich and the poor, the space that exists between the ruling class and the multitude, the differences in thinking between the intellectual and the educated—as every educated person is no necessarily intelligent one as the vice versa is also true—the gap in understanding that exists between the educated and the lay man, and so on have an impact on the magnitude of change and the type of change any given society want to undertake. In societies where consumerism is the agenda of life and where the balance of societies lies, life become hard to those who think different and are thinking.
When most people are consumerism, they do not go far beyond in the level of understanding on why certain things happen, they just complain without understanding the root causes and they are simple to be tricked. When people become thinking, they try to see what is going on behind, they analyze on the root causes on why certain things happen, they cannot be easily tricked since they have better grasp than other people. Hence, there is need, they are determined to change and they change bad conditions to good and better ones.
In such society, it is very hard to have such future since such gaps and spaces between and within societies are always constraints. Unless and otherwise few people who have the authority, power and capacity to change the destiny of nation who have all kinds of perspective in designing and all kinds of resources to contribute, have joined efforts and are willing and determined to bring significant change on the destiny of a nation. This is not the day of armaments, force and pressure but, this is the day of thinking and perspectives. Those who think by armaments will be consumed by their own armaments. They are like tapeworm and jardias parasite stories and games of life. They consume with each other. Those who think better and bright will be triumphant. This time will surely come!!