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  1. Having a prison system that teaches people to be present with their emotions. A lot of prisoners have no ability to suppress their emotions, which gets in their way in their transition from Red to Blue. A lot of them just can't move to Blue. Blue requires that you prioritize following an ideology above reacting to your emotions. This requires that you suppress your emotions, but some of them aren't capable of that. They need systems of mental health facilities that teach them how to live a life of peace and alignment even if they can't suppress their emotions. This would mean teaching them to be present with their emotions as opposed to suppressing them. If you can't suppress your emotions and you can't be present with them, you'll inevitably end up reacting to them. This is how their Stage Red mind works - 'I feel like killing someone, I kill someone'. It's not that we don't feel like killing people from time to time, it's just that we have an ideology that says 'Killing is bad' that's stopping us from doing that. Now some of us are exceptional in that we understand that morality is relative and that those emotions of anger and hatred need to be understood. But that's not the norm. I don't think teaching them morality will work. If anything, that creates more criminals as it externalizes and demonizes 'evil'. This is exactly what's happening in jails today. There's another danger with doing that: A lot of people underestimate an ability Stage Red people have - fake morality. They won't really have a morality integrated into their psyche, but they want to appear as good people. So, because they're emotionally reactive, their morality will depend on their emotional reaction. This will enable them to change their morality at a drop of a hat, to suit their emotional reaction. They will go through a process in which they have an emotional reaction, they're acting unconsciously according to that emotional reaction, so they will identify with which-ever ideology suits their best interests in that situation. This is how sociopathy works. This is exactly what Trump does. This enables them to pull off manipulative shit that deceives everyone else who is moral. The normal person will think that their morality is real, when in fact it is fake and it can change depending on their emotional reaction.
  2. Certain elements of Stage Blue are working today. I agree with you in that we need these fundamental Stage Blue institutions to collectively survive today. People think in very black-and-white terms and if you're a leader, you need to be able to feed them simple, black-and-white ideas that they can cling to. People are attached to Stage Blue ideas/systems and it is a good idea to be respectful to those ideas. You want to handle them with kit-gloves. However, it's a mistake to assume that they will continue to work forever. Stage Blue has this air of 'This is how society was, this is how it is and this is how it will be. Yeah there's certain trends lately of progressives asking for change, but whatever. It's trendy to be an SJW today and this trend will pass. Nothing has ever changed and nothing will ever change.' This is simply not true. Society is progressing all the time. What was revolutionary and new 2000 years ago is archaic and barbaric today. A Stage Blue person will be indifferent to the dysfunctions of the status-quo because the status-quo isn't really hurting them individually. What will happen is that the status-quo will feel worse, worse and worse until they'll realize that they aren't really risking anything by letting go of the status-quo because it sucks so bad. That's when they'll really start to desire change and they move to Orange. There are new systemic developments that can replace all the institutions that you've mentioned. 1. The Family is a Stage Blue institution. When you get to Green/Yellow, you start having Intentional Communities instead of families. It's a new development and it's harder to maintain them than a family today. But it will get easier with time and I think it will replace the Family. 2. The Nation-Stage is a Stage Blue concept. It can be replaced by a World-Government. The long-term benefits of investing in a World-Government are incredible. Now it may not work today, but it is a worthwhile vision for the world to work towards and actualize. 3. Attachment to your culture - Culture is what you create. You can let go of traditions that you don't like and you can introduce traditions you do like. People get attached to their culture at Blue. At Green, you collectively start to develop cultural autonomy in that you can change the culture drastically. Progressives would disagree with this big time. I think we're living in the Dark Ages. There are waaaayy too many systemic problems that we've been facing for all these millennia but have never addressed. Now they're showing and progressives are out there solving them. Maybe it is a golden age relative to the past. You've referenced history that points to this. If you're happy with how the world is today, good on you!
  3. I'd like to have Leo's opinion on this (as he's interacted with lots of people on Non-duality/religion) : At what Spiral Stage does literalism start to become untenable? I think that it is only at Tier 2, i.e. Stage Yellow does this become possible. The reason is as follows: At the transition from Green to Yellow, you start to develop the ability to sit with two opposing ideological perspectives without getting attached to either one. This creates a sensation of cognitive dissonance which you're able to hold. This is where you really start to see that your interpretations of something are actually different from their interpretations of it. So you stop getting attached to the 'literal interpretation' of it. Now your focus starts to go on resolving paradoxes, filling semantic gaps and having clear communication between ideological perspectives. This, I'd assume, is a part of becoming a 'Spiral Wizard'. My question is not only for Leo, all of you can chime in.
  4. If you see that the perpetrator is a part of yourself, you will see the actual reasons for actions that seem outwardly monstrous. These reasons often times reveal the vulnerability of the perpetrator. This helps us to stop demonizing them and get a handle on how we're responsible for those crimes/abuse.
  5. I had done some analysis of basic concepts relative to this exact issue and I had done some contemplation on it. Here are my notes from it. First, we have the concept of property ownership. Property Ownership: The concept of a thing being yours/belonging to you. You have the right to decide what happens with it. Something that belongs to you does not belong to someone else. You can have shared ownership, in which case a group of people own a particular thing and then they decide how to split it up when that arrangement isn’t convenient anymore. Based on this, we have the concept of ‘Giving’. Giving: Say you own a thing X. By definition, nobody else owns it. You have the right to decide what happens with it. Now, say you want to cease to own it and you want someone else to own it (which are 2 different things by the way). What you can do is you can ‘give’ it to them, i.e. both of you can agree upon this: ‘Now Person A doesn’t own it anymore, Person B does.’ If you want to cease to own it, but you don’t necessarily want someone else to own it or nobody else really wants to own it. You can then throw it away, i.e. you can still decide to cease to own it regardless of whether someone else wants to own it or not. Giving implies that the other person is on board with it, i.e. the other person wants to get what you’re giving them. A few points about commitments: Commitment: A commitment, verbally, is a promise you make to do something. The assumption here is you intend to do what you’re committing to do. The point of making a commitment is that it helps other people predict what you’re going to do and work with you accordingly. If your actions are according to your commitment, then that’s called ‘keeping your word’ or ‘honouring your commitment’. Your commitment served its purpose, i.e. it helped people predict what you’re gonna do. If not, then your commitment didn’t serve its purpose, i.e. it didn’t help people predict what you’re gonna do. It is important to honor your commitments in order to be trustworthy. The more you honor your commitments, the higher your level of integrity, the more people feel safe working with you. The most authentic thing you could do is to make commitments you fully authentically intend to honour. Deal: A deal is an agreement/arrangement between multiple parties. It says: You commit to these specific things, I commit to these specific things. I commit to what I’m being asked to commit to if and only if you commit to what you’re asked to commit to, i.e. I will not commit to what I’m asked to commit to if you don’t commit to want you’re asked to commit to. The deal is made only if the critical commitments are made by the critical people. Then, whether or not the deal is honored is an entirely different matter. If you don’t honor your commitment, you are liable to these specific actions taken against you. Similarly, if I don’t honor my commitment, I’m liable to these other specific actions taken against me. If there’s a dispute because someone didn’t honour their commitment, a possible solution would be to make an alternative deal that can be honored by all parties. (This option may or may not exist) Based on this, we have the concept of ‘Trading’ which is a much more complicated concept. Trading: It’s a deal between 2 or more people/entities that says the following: I give you this thing you’re asking for under the condition that you give me that thing that I’m asking for. If you don’t give me what I’m asking for, I don’t give you this thing that you’re asking for. Based on this, we have the concept of buying and selling (When trade involves an exchange of money for products/goods/services) Before money, we had the concept of barter. Now the problem with barter was that if I don't want what you have to offer but I want what you have to offer, there is no transaction because there is no trade. Therefore, there was the invention of the concept of 'money', which was something that had inherent value that could be exchanged for anything. Now we get the concept of business. Business: An organization that is committed to selling specific products.
  6. This is a nice long-term benefit. However, I feel that we need to be able to get along as separate countries first if we're having border disputes. If we talk about uniting India and Pakistan today, both sides will feel outraged like you're taking away their identity and rightly so. Pakistan has been trying to colonize India since the beginning of time. We need to be secure in our identities as countries first, especially Pakistan. A country secure in its identity would never try to colonize another country. Both countries need to be nationalistic first, but in a co-operative manner. Once we're able to actually resolve these issues and get along as separate countries and really be in love with each other in fact, then we can think about unification. (Using a marriage analogy lol) Overall, I'm fully on board with you when you give the benefits of integration of countries. That would be some seriously awesome progress for humanity if we were to actualize it!
  7. Very important videos.
  8. @Leo Gura You'd said in your Radical Openmindedness video to 'Consider that Trump is a creative genius who is actually helping mankind evolve.' Looks like someone took that advice waaaaayyy too seriously!!
  9. @Serotoninluv I've heard some conservatives say that they have problems with gay marriage. Like they don't have a problem with gay sex, but they have a problem with gay marriage. This is because if they decide to adopt a kid, that kid will grow up with two fathers, instead of a father and a mother. Now I understand that the mother being the primary caregiver is a patriarchially imposed norm, so it's not so clear. What do you think about this?
  10. Another reason why Trump wins : He provides the most entertainment value to the public from all the candidates. This is very important. America is an entertainment-obsessed culture. I often like to joke around that Americans have the unique ability of turning everything into a meme. I was watching Marianne Williamson and I was watching the way people responded to her. The problem here isn't that she makes no sense or that she's airy-fairy (I think there is a little bit of that) the problem is that the people listening to her have very short attention spans and they want to be entertained! If you want to think about complex and serious issues, you need to be willing to invest your concentrated focus and brain-cells to think about what she's saying. Most of them weren't willing to do that. I'd give her the least points when it comes to entertainment value or meme-value. That's why she loses.
  11. Hey, if you apply creativity to con-artistry and manipulation, maybe he is a creative genius! Who knows.
  12. Let me make an attempt at explaining this. I think that his appeal comes from the fact that he doesn't come across like the general elitist politicians who are politically correct all the time. He comes out there with this attitude of 'I don't care what anyone thinks of me. I'll say whatever's on my mind. I'm gonna be impulsive af. I am the biggest creative genius in the history of mankind, sorry, the history of the universe and I'm gonna show you how it's done!' This can be new and refreshing for certain Republicans who resent Obama for being there for 8 years. This also makes it so that all the skeletons hidden in the closet of political correctness come out in full display. People can't stop him because they're restricted by morality/political correctness when Trump isn't. He has no morality, which he leverages as a strength and he manipulates/dominates everyone using this edge.
  13. I think he's conscious that he's lying, but doesn't give a fuck. He consciously manipulates people to believe what he wants them to believe and people are left gaslighted and in a battle of 'For what Trump said' vs 'Against what Trump said'. Trump actually doesn't care what comes out of his mouth at all!
  14. Sucking up to the wrong person. I find it funny when people get annoyed with Trump, hate Trump, get angry with him. It's a waste of energy tbh. He's a complete clown and he himself isn't always sure how serious he is when he says stuff. I once heard an Evangelical priest on Fox News say about Trump : 'The leftist media takes everything he says way too seriously. They're so damn sensitive they can't take a joke! He's joking more often than not. He is more of a jovial person than someone like say Obama.'
  15. @Husseinisdoingfine Either he's pandering to the masses, or he actually believes this. If he's pandering to the masses, that's understandable. What India is proud of the most is it's culture. If I were a spiritual leader in India, I'd also tell people 'You should preserve your culture!' just to pander to them. That's the ideology I'd spread. An ideology, for a collective, serves as a stand the collective takes so as to inform its action. So as a leader, you are deliberately selling a narrow perspective according to what you want people to do and the change you want to see in the world. You will push for change according to where people are at, i.e. if people are at point A but you as a leader want to push them to point B, you'll create an ideology that pushes them from Point A to Point B! So this is completely understandable. If he really does believe this, maybe he has some growing to do. There is no inherent meaning to culture. I'd bet on the former though as this is something he's saying in public.