We set out to master the primacy of being who we are when we remove from the processing of our thinking the impress of a dysfunctional ego.
Studied, understood and managed, the American ego is a remarkable function, a tribute to the rich range of the human brain.
Happily, we who study the philosophy and practice of behavioral sovereignty have learned how to reduce the excessive load of our subjective burden.
Unless our heads are buried in the sand, it goes without saying that respect is in short supply.
Some of us manage the conditions and circumstances of autonomy as a serious business that calls for a wide-ranging, socially conscious responsibility.
Much of the story from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, however, like the story of life in America today, is harsh and mean.
Author Philip Roth’s subject matter was human behavior, all of it. His protagonists wanted to be free and unrestrained but they also wanted to be connected and belong.
Responsible autonomy is a creative feat, a moral obligation, and an independent accomplishment because we must be in control from the lower order.
Until it is the artificial intelligence of robots that tells us what “it’s all about,” human beings provide our information about the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. Without such information, we are, in large part, reflexive entities, driven forward and set back by forces we can’t see and don’t understand. Without such information, we live much of
We know from experience that controlling our anger and antagonism is difficult, not least so because our naked-primate, first-responder instincts are fierce and hard-wired into our brains. But it is also difficult because many of us who are habitually resentful, vindictive or cruel do not want to get over our anger. The harsh response is warranted, we believe, because (fill