is almost always because of threat. Real or imagined to one’s well-being. Naturally.
Well-being being with regard to ones’s health. Meaning ones’s state of: 1) physical; 2) mental; 3) psychological; 4) emotional; 5) social; 6) economic. Anyone or all.
the truth varies. There is short-term truth and long-term truth.
In the short-term truth often has a positive effect. Contrary to its long-term effect. In other words there is conflict between how one perceives Truth. Short or long term?
of one’s health and well-being depends upon (often) on desire. Said another way: Altering one’s state of mind (by any means) can make one feel good in the here-and-now. But, further on down the road lead to unhappiness. In many cases pain and sometimes death.
to truth is often the response. In other words “I see only what I want to see.”
is what Psychologists call this tendency. This is in essence Evolutionary Psychology. Those mind/thinking prejudices that were life-saving in the short-term. Those proclivities that engendered our survival in an hostile and chaotic world. That world has changed. Thanks to us.
Killing from a distance
is the essential ability that fostered human domination of planet earth. [Sorry, laundry interruption.]
Killing from a distance is an evolved mechanism that required the brain to calculate time, distance, motion, and gravity instantly. I call it, “The Brady Effect”. [In reference to Tom Brady, the 44 year-old quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Who is the master of that – the integration of time, distance, motion, & gravity. (And maybe happiness?)]
That freak mutation of one strange, novel primate led to this:
world, and all its inhabitants being in grave danger (Climate change. Nuclear war. Artificial intelligence, etc.. ) Some say.
Where, What , When, Who, Why?
is the story.
And then along comes a virus. A virus just doing what all creatures do – trying to replicate itself. To survive. There is struggle and suffering. But and also a struggle for power and control. Was Nietzsche right? Or is Wright?
Who wins? And, why does it matter?