The Echoes of the Mind (172-5) The Collective – Synopsis

The Collective

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

▫ The bulk of humanity – the Collective – are characterized by their beliefs: cherished but empty concepts which are reflections of emotional conclusions ballasted by unwarranted assumptions.

▫ Emotions propel the Collective through their lives. The Collective strive for positive stimulation, and struggle to ward off nagging negativity generated by nattermind.

▫ Fewer than 20% of the Collective navigate their way through childhood to middle age without having at least one episode of debilitating mental illness. This emanates from embracing emotions as value constructs and letting nattermind run their lives.

▫ The state of the world reflects the ignorance of the Collective.

I have found little that is “good” about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash. ~ Sigmund Freud

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Our species’ sociality has always been its greatest advantage, but it may also be its undoing. Because we see the world through a lens of friends and enemies, heroes and villains, alliances and betrayals, virtue and vice, credit and blame, we are riveted by the dramas that matter least and apathetic to the dangers that matter most. ~ Daniel Gilbert