“Everything new ain’t better” was a saying of my boyhood which I now see to be true. Today’s people think Technology and all of its Trinkets and Trivia are “Hip!” and wonderful. And even to the point of thinking that knowing about the newest, biggest, fastest makes them intelligent and better off. That Delusion is somewhat the opposite of the Truth. Technology deals with Physical Realms, involving Innovations (the adding to something already existing)—mainly by “Trial-and-Error”—and checkered with bits and pieces of intelligence. But the Physical is dependent on Spiritual Vibrations and to deal only with the Spiritual is the realm of Intelligence and its Truth. To wallow only in Technology is to gather more and more Information. By this being apart from truth/knowledge only enhances ones Lower (animalistic) Self fetters. If one has been socialized into this self-defeating lifestyle, one thinks it is normal. So, anyone who attempts to present Knowledge is considered “wrong/dumb.” Every human is born with the Free Will to choose to live a needlessly struggling and unhappy life, that goes nowhere. That is Selfhood and life living disorganizing. Certainly, I have no intention of telling anybody how to live because I am not selling anything. But for the tiny few interested in self-improvement here are suggestions for which they may be unaware. One is today’s youth lose a wealth of knowledge of what/what not to do in life by failing to pay attention to Elders. Thus, they lack role models for ways to success for what they are too young/naïve to appreciate. In African Tradition, hallmarks of Eldership embrace maturity and wisdom since they must be guided by critical reflection and reason in making unemotional moral (right/wrong) and ethical (i.e. proper/improper) decisions.
Second, youth absorb that the best way to live is to tear down who they see to be their opposition in hopes this will bring them some control in their own lives. However, the “Pearl” is to follow Processes of Nature by “Growing things up” so they can be part of ones “ME/WE” Selfhood Support System. Its methods are Nutrition (to create, enhance, maintain harmony) and Regeneration of what is worthwhile but are faltering from what is not under its control. Simultaneously, like the human body Immune System, do necessary Protection, Defense, and Prevention from all that is ones “Not-Self.” Third, in diagnosing or managing the significant, find and focus on the “Seed” + the Source that has imparted its essence and then drives the ‘Seed’ to do what it does. Make corrections that allow both the “ME/WE” and its Support System to reassert their full powers to achieve what is constructive and make impotent what is not. Fourth, for both, it is essential to have a prioritized Checklist and with all that is needed in a top readiness state so as to avoid incompleteness, inefficiency (not done quickly), and ineffectiveness (not done right). The point is to simply get the job done safely and competently. If, in the process of carrying out the task, there are set-backs—either keep going or regroup before continuing to follow that checklist. In putting my Dictionary 13 together, something caused the entire “E” section to disappear. But by continuing with my mental checklist for what to do, it all came back. When all components on that Checklist are successfully done, one will have established a “Wholism” situation.
Fifth, understand the components of an Alliances and Liaisons vs. a “ME/WE” Team. Both alliances and liaisons are formed to ensure concerted action toward a mutually beneficial goal that is likely to be inhumane. Yet, their members are each Individualists and typically do not like each other—as with USA Republicans. “ME/WE” members are more like Black males in a barbershop who truly enjoy each other’s company. They trust each other to the extent of sharing secrets about their struggles, history, relationships, worldviews, and health care concerns. They observe; listen as “sounding boards,” give “tell-it-like-it is” feedback; and, as do sport’s coaches, connect their comments around the speaker’s goals. Having good behaviors toward and good relationships with non-evil people is one of life’s real pleasures/happiness. Such is not readily present anywhere today and, instead, is replaced with most “everybody” being in a hostile mood. That also generates much disorganization in ones life. Sixth, be open to suggestions about ones flaws. Take “rough” talk, not as personal attacks, but as assessment opportunities to get the “kinks” out of what is not working right in ones life. If it does not apply, let it as well as the anger go—forever! jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com