Ego's Rationale for Unity

Ego's Rationale for Unity

Everyone Who Seeks Self Transcendence Must Unite For The Sake Of The Species

The human mind is made up of 3 aspects: the Ego, the Id, and the SuperEgo. The term Ego is not being used in the sense of narcissism, rather in the perspective of self interest required for survival. The interests required for survival is commonly known as the psychological hierarchy of needs. With the top of the hierarchy embodying ones innermost desires and dreams, the very final point on this hierarchy is known as "self transcendence". This phenomenon becomes known once an individual starts to transcend focus of attention from self interested needs into ideas that extend beyond the individual. This can be seen with people desiring to create a legacy for themselves to leave behind, or working towards leaving behind a legacy of a specific idea logical perspective or organization. Self transcendence is usually intended to act as a form of immortality that extends beyond the life of the physical body.

While this is a perfectly legitimate perspective which has contributed to what we call culture and civilization, a great crisis of our time threatens all of this. Since the collective efforts of individuals who have transcended their individual selves in building greater ambitions like cultures and civilizations are the combined efforts of billions of previously existing humans. This is a form of immortality that they have striven for, even if we don't directly remember their efforts in particular, is at risk of destruction. Should the human species ever destroy itself through conflict such as a nuclear exchange, or by forces of nature like climate change or extraterrestrial impacts; then this collected effort will swiftly end. Not only will past existing humans be disrupted, the billions of humans currently existing will have wasted all of their efforts to preserve their own self transcendence.

People who work their lives towards the efforts of something greater than themselves today must acknowledge that, if the human species does not survive, their immortality in the legacy of their work will cease. Everything that human civilization is is built upon all the work of millennia and eons of biological and cultural evolution which would end with the extinction of the species. While not everyone has the same philosophical intentions, the simple acts of our lives impact the momentum of the collective human mental progression of culture and civilization. If we don't check ourselves as a species and don't drastically and rapidly reorganize our civilization, everything we have been spending our lives doing will have been wasted.

Everyone is caught up in their own bubble world of existence where their perception and focus is largely angled in the direction of their own desires, needs, and wants. While it is not necessarily negative for everyone to have this mentality, we must come to terms that it is an obsolete and immature model that is too narrow for the 21st-century and its challenges. If the human species is to survive we must all strive to self transcend to the greatest extent of our own self focus. And embrace a much greater scale of perception that looks out for, and includes, the greater society and ecosystem in which we humans interact within. Our unification on the basic logical and rational basis to preserve the human species is a responsibility that we all must take; and will become an error and mistake that we will be held accountable, should we fail.

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I'm Sick Of Politics Taking Over The Entertainment Industry

Leave the political analysis to the reporters.

People watch the news to learn about current events and form political opinions, then they watch talk shows and other forms of entertainment to relax and enjoy the program. Mixing these two worlds is, quite frankly, annoying. I understand that there are shows such as "The Today Show," and "The View" which I enjoy very much.

These programs flirt with the lines of mixing current events and entertainment. However, what I don't want is to turn on Jimmy Kimmel and feel like I'm watching CNN.

With our country being as polarized as it has been, we should not be making it worse by having politics shoved down our throats every time we try to watch a current show or movie. This is especially true since Hollywood is overwhelmingly liberal. Even in the cable news cycles, there are options; for each political ideology for late-night television and even modern sitcom, there is only one ideology and that is LIBERAL LEFT.

This is not to say that one side is better or worse than the other, however, if the entertainment industry is attempting to take on politics too, then shouldn't there be some sort of ideological diversity?

In times of political and social hostility, some people enjoy a safe haven away from politics. It would be nice to get away from the partisan news cycles for a few hours and watch a movie, or binge your favorite sitcom, however, with Hollywood's agenda that is simply not possible anymore.

I don't understand the push for having a political undertone in everything that is aired recently. It is not relevant and it is making our country more hostile towards one and other because not only are viewers getting upset over conflicting opinions on sensitive topics but, we are also being forced to hear about it at every point of the day. The average person should be able to choose if they want to watch the news or entertainment television.

I am the type of person who watches the news daily. I enjoy knowing what is going on, however, even I need a break every now and then. The entertainment industry should stick to entertaining and leave the political analysis to the reporters.

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10 Ridiculous Quotes From Politicians

10 silly things politicians have said.

I’m sure we have all watched the news or read an article, especially in the last couple of years, where we were shocked about what someone has said. The first thing that comes to my mind are the several crazy things said by President Trump. Anyone remember him talking about how sexy his daughter is and that he’d sleep with her if she wasn’t his daughter? I do! There are plenty of other crazy things politicians have said over the years. Let’s check them out!

1.) “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”-Then Senator Joe Biden on then Senator Barak Obama when first running for president

2.) “We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.”-former White House Press Secretary Dana Perini

3.) “I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.”-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

4.) “These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband’s death so much.”-Conservative pundit Ann Coulter, on 9/11 widows who were critical of the Bush administration

5.) “When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.”-Richard Nixon, in a 1977 interview with David Frost

6.) “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”-2012 tweet by President Donald Trump

7.) “A lot of people who go into prison straight-and when they come out, they’re gay.”-Ben Carson

8.) “Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.”-former mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry, 1989

9.) “By integrating women into particularly military institutes, it cripples the readiness of our defense.”-Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell, 1995

10.) “I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape.”-Idaho Senator Chuck Winder, 2012

Sometimes it’s funny to hear about the ridiculous things politicians say. However, pay close attention to exactly what they are talking about because they may be more than just stupid words. Words have meaning and the people who say them could have a huge effect on what can happen afterwards. Politician or not, you should always be careful when speaking. You could offend someone, say something you don’t mean, or cause a chain reaction that could lead to some unwanted consequences.

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