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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Humiliation hacking and dignity developing

Breaking the cycle of humiliation and promoting a life of dignity.

By what means can we ensure migration from humiliations into a leading a life with dignity?

Humiliations do not go away by mere projections.

“In the end nothing less than the whole of everything can be the truth of anything at all”- William James

All present turmoil and future wars may be happening,  if we have the luxury of over generalizing or over simplifying, 

1. Physically due to lack of justifiable distribution and sharing of resources-either natural or developed- and 

2. Psychologically and socially due to  over emphasizing identity venerations-be they regional, religious, linguistic, economic, socio-cultural etc.

Here I am confining humiliation only to the realms of real, tangible disparities, poverty and lack of accessibility to resources that every human being is entitled to and all these leading to lack of dignity.

Many ideological outfits have been portraying a narrative in reams and reams of written records and through multiple other modes like films and documentaries.

This is a must to create awareness among people who are otherwise insensitive or indifferent to such humiliations.

At the same time humanity must also realize that mere projection and portrayals of victimhood and blame games have not, in reality minimized leave along eradication of multiple forms of humiliations.

Unfortunately, instead in some cases it has created a breed of ideology peddlers who make business out of projecting humiliations.

The projection and propaganda of poverty, victimhood etc have become business unto themselves.

Unless and until, we make the larger humanity to get proactively involved to change the situation of humiliations beyond mere awareness of them through some positive measures these problems will continue as they are.

Certain basic things must be addressed without any bias like we all share this planet –all human beings and all other species;

Every issue must be viewed in contextual relevance;

All issues must be addressed non-violently, sanely, rationally, scientifically with proven empirical authenticity, taking into consideration all socio-cultural, religious, traditional, regional, linguistic sensibilities and sensitivities of all the stake holders with total tolerance and complete compassion without trying to take out the minds from one identity cage into another identity cage, but try to evolve methods that operate beyond all forms bias based on some identity.

Unloving criticism, political blame games, blind ritualistic and religious beliefs and political ideology venerations have not and never can solve the problems, if so; the whole world will not continue to have the same problems for so many centuries.

They all may have had their relevance at particular times in some specific contexts and situations but we cannot commit the mistake of extending and extrapolating the same frames of reference to deal with present day problems.

“In the end nothing less than the whole of everything can be the truth of anything at all”- William James

Life and every aspect of every social structure and all economic activities inherently have multiple dimensions and each dimension has its own multitude of dynamics.

Besides, nature operates on its own dynamics unmindful of the survival of any one species alone.

Planet earth is not merely human centric.

Evolution in all aspects starting from biological to socio-cultural factors functions on its own metamorphosis and changes.

That’s why it is imperative that many traditions and cultures in most fields to effect a transition and transform as per the emerging needs and trends.

So, it is only obvious that all these together can get further complex [not complicated] when all dimensions operate with their multitude of dynamics in a wholesome interplay of interrelated activity of constant churning called life.

These get further fuzzy when churning happens in varying cauldrons of different regions, professions, fields of activities, cultures and containers of different identities.

Therefore, life and everything connected with life will be the manifestations of the interplay of multitude of micro activities operating simultaneously.

We need to pay attention to all possible micro details and enable macro solutions through knowledge based social engineering to reshape and to create sustainable economic structures which are comprehensive, cooperative and compassionate in nature.

Scope of opportunities must not be ignored by magnifying and focusing disproportionately only on the following: - psychologically appealing and social sensational victimhood peddling; poverty projections; over politicized blame games; selective indifference; ignorance and under utilization of science and technology; dominating the discourses only with deficiencies; prioritizing projection of problems without properly perceiving and providing solutions.

“I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance”.  ~Reuben Blades

“Society is always engaged in a vast conspiracy to preserve itself - at the expense of the new demands of each new generation.”  ~John Haynes Holmes

“The things that are wrong with the country today are the sum total of all the things that are wrong with us as individuals” ~Charles W. Tobey

Finally, institutionally implemented intelligent solutions can influence and impact positively the lives of the humiliated   and may improve their life and lead to dignity.

“When we think of the past, we forget the fools and remember the sage.  We reverse the process for our own time”.  ~George Boas

“Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor” ~Robert Frost, "The Black Cottage," North of Boston, 1914

We need to observe life in its totality, in all its details with all its facets with intense totality and total intensity and create an awareness of impact and influence of various solutions available at micro, meso, macro and meta  level of social structure because humiliations of various types are spreading like a contagious disease and so everyone must be concerned to prevent  it and not contribute to it with greater media publicity for any mileage because being a contagious disease it can also spread by any group rendered irrelevant be it paid media persons or otherwise insignificant and ignored political vultures.

I wrote two posts recently which I think may be of relevance to the topic of ‘breaking the cycle of humiliation and promoting a life of dignity’.

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