… the resonance of a joint objective,
the harmony of a shared intention.
the reward of mutual experience with
our natural instinct for adventure, and
the evolutionary advantage of 13 million
years to make you who you are right
here, right now, reading this. The whole
of your existence demand you take the next step aware.
“Those who cavalierly reject the Theory of Evolution, as not adequately supported by facts, seem quite to forget that their own theory is supported by no facts at all. Like the majority of men who are born to a given belief, they demand the most rigorous proof of any adverse belief, but assume that their own needs none.”—Herbert Spencer, The Development Hypothesis (1852)
Observe that all legitimate rights have one thing in common: they are rights to action, not to rewards from other people. Rights impose no obligations on other people, merely the negative obligation to leave you alone. Rights guarantee you the chance to work for what you want—not to be given it without effort by somebody else.
The right to life, e.g., does not mean that your neighbors have to feed and clothe you; it means you have the right to earn your food and clothes yourself, if necessary by a hard struggle, and that no one can forcibly stop your struggle for these things or steal them from you if and when you have achieved them. In other words: you have the right to act, and to keep the results of your actions, the products you make, to keep them or to trade them with others, if you wish. But you have no right to the actions or products of others, except on terms to which they voluntarily agree.
Considering that there is only one universal right that we can all realistically lay claim to, wouldn’t that imply the argument, no matter how eloquent the refrain or astute the opinion expressed by Mr Fregon, it’d still be moot?
And would that right like she and all her ilk exist with opposite but equal responsibility, it would seem that choice should be the yang to freedoms’ yin.
As a universal truth it would certainly purport to fit the requirement, and with due consideration to various reports on scientific evidence of the conclusive nature of belief in perception, the apparent ease with which we manage to adjust our moral code to believe whatever we consider to be advantageous in the moment, and the unequivocal findings of the limitless possibilities of positive predilection, and an attitude of conviction towards a shared and mutually beneficial outcome can have, perhaps it is fitting there is only one, shared, opposite but equal right.
Thank you Mr Fregon, that was both profound and fun, just the way it should be. Always.
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come to think of it, its not capital
in meaning at least. hardly any
impression in its expression, but
right now a personal best, the
highest honour bestowed and a
pinnnacle of what I would consider
success. someone said i am.
Just like your every day garden variety belief
A-ber-a ke-da-bera works if you believe it too
To make it come true the worst you can do is
to choose a shitty attitide when reality demands
more than what you have for what you need, but
what you expect in any event, in every given case.
Several psychologists regard romantic love as an addiction because it shows addiction characteristics such as the lover’s intensely focused attention on a preferred individual, mood swings, craving, obsession, compulsion, distortion of reality, emotional dependence, personality changes, risk-taking, and loss of self-control (Griffin-Shelley 1991; Halpern 1982; Liebowitz 1983; Mellody et al. 1992; Peele and Brodsky 1975; Schaef 1989; Tennov 1979). Romantic love is likely to be a constructive form of addiction when one’s love is returned but a destructive form of addiction when one’s love is rejected (Fisher 2004). Brown has suggested that romantic love and cocaine addiction behaviors share survival system activation in the brain, helping to explain the strength of the obsession (Frascella et al. 2010).
The main purpose of this study was… to learn whether there is any difference in the pattern of activation between heterosexuals and homosexuals in viewing the pictures of partners to whom they are romantically attached. We wanted to address the question because of previous reports of structural differences between heterosexual and homosexual brains, or in hemispheric lateralization, or asymmetries and differential activation patterns between homosexual and heterosexual brains in response to sexually arousing stimuli. In spite of this, we could not detect any differences related to either gender or sexual orientation, either through an analysis of the main effects or of their interaction.
In part, enduring selective love is catalysed by chemistry. Neurochemistry provides ingenious models of nonverbal communication and catalyses the involuntary mechanisms of positive emotion. The brain hormone, oxytocin, is released when all mammals give birth. Oxytocin seems to permit mammals to overcome their natural aversion to extreme proximity, and thus, oxytocin has been popularly rechristened the “cuddle hormone.” If they are genetically deprived of oxytocin, monogamous, maternal, loving prairie voles (a species of rodent) turn into another subspecies–the heartless, promiscuous, pup-abusing montane voles. Without oxytocin, parental cooperation and responsibility vanishes (Shapiro and Insel, 1990; Insel, 2002). In human newborns, there is a short-lived overproduction of oxytocin receptors (Davidson and Harrington 2002, p. 116). Oxytocin goes up in human puberty in parallel with adolescent crushes. Put a newborn baby in a mother’s arms or bless a couple’s sexual union with mutual orgasm and brain oxytocin levels rise.
If you would ask ime right now what the best indicator would be for any successful relationship it would have to be communication. It makes perfect sense, don’t you think? But if it was that well known then why does our world seem littered by failure on failure to say what we mean and mean what we say.
Successful communication can only exist when there is a sender and a receiver present at the same time that the message is being transmitted. In our day to day life most of us are locked in either one of the two, so it is important that we understand that successful communication means that our own role changes constantly from sender to receiver, and back to sender again. Successful communication also require that the message be true to the belief of the sender and the intention true to the message. Add to that a common medium in which the communication takes place, a language that both parties understand, and reply that is true to the belief of the reciever and the intention of the message and you are well on your way to a meaningful conversation.
In my own experience communication is a difficult art to master, but when it takes place it is a very rewarding experience. It is only through successful communication that we can grow beyond the prison of our reality, and by communicating we gain a better understanding of who we are.