Writings and Documents
HOW TO HELP ANOTHER HUMAN BEING: A FIELD GUIDE
Are you in trouble of some kind? Welcome to Life. It’s OK. I’m here to help you. But I may hurt you further if I don’t quantify your situation, and your pain before I take any action. Even my best intentions, absent the below process, could accelerate your “situation” into a disaster.
If a friend reports being in crisis, “Job 1” is to know that the concern is way more than a mere crisis. Either Pride or Shame has kept this person from surfacing. They surface now only because the dam broke; the crisis cannot be managed. Your friend has a survival issue. Don’t underestimate its intensity.
How can you help? Whatever you do, do NOT impose your will upon someone’s crisis, especially a valued friend. Instead, deploy the following steps to bring meaningful relief, to truly stabilize the situation.
WHY WE SEEK NEGATIVE INFORMATION
If you’re troubled by the alarming degradation of Humanity, park it right here. I can help you to view it differently. In fact, it’s my job to help human beings translate what they’re seeing in the modern day. It’s way different than we think. The human landscape is suddenly so polluted, we can barely see through the mist, let alone understand what we’re looking at. The lost and frightened creatures we’ve become could use a rest. Everything has an explanation.
I’m your man. I’m a professional explainer. I don’t judge it, and I don’t blame it. I explain it. Here’s the nickel tour on “Negative Information”. It’s all around us, like a hornet’s nest. We’re going to hell on a rail, right? NO. NOT EVEN CLOSE. We’re acting normally. I’ll show you.
This once-central requirement for human survival, negative information, has now fully turned on us. We’re in grave danger, that much is true. We were placed there not by human weakness, so let’s knock off the self-loathing. We’re endangered by the modern, perverted version of what was once central to survival for EVOLVING humans.
If the following doesn’t look familiar, there’s not much I can do.
THE HUMAN INJURY
This illustration greatly simplifies a central idea of Noēsis.
1. As evolving human beings completed their migratory journey around the globe – around 10-15,000 years ago – they began to settle into larger groups. This was enabled by an agricultural awakening.
2. The migratory journey was made possible by highly collaborative behaviors. These natural migratory behaviors are baked into human biology. These longings would be tested by random events.
3. Larger populations gave rise to elements of societal CONTROL. Behaviors of “Acquisition” would create the first “Meritocracy” among humans. “Meritocracy” and “Collaboration” would prove to be difficult bedfellows. A hierarchy would form, and the trouble soon began.
THE HIERARCHY OF HUMAN VALUE
- Meritocracy was introduced to the human experience when humans settled into larger groups. Meritocracy would then go on to form mathematically doomed dynamics.
- Among these were the creation of “Greater” and “Lesser” beings.
- A “Lesser” being can neither recognize nor tolerate what is “Greater”.
- The churn of “Resentment, Vengeance and Insurgency” was born.
- This churn disassembles and destroys meritocracy-based systems.
- There are no exceptions.
RACISM: WE HAVE IT ALL WRONG
We’ve got to stop beating ourselves up about Racism. I’ll go first! I admitted my Racism long ago. It’s high time we all did. Only by OWNING it can we move past it.
Does my admission of Racism repel you? Have I triggered a defensive response? If so, tuck in your indignation. Let’s have the courage to view the EVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE that drives Racism.