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Undesirable traits materialize in every manner of situation. The form traits mirror, at any given moment, is a product of the individual's Mental Inclination, and Attitude. Ranging from merely annoying to perniciously destructive, all undesirable traits have an unwelcome impact on our Relationships. And the Wider World.
An individual's attitude is heavily influenced by his or her predominant Thoughts. These predominant Thoughts produce one's habits, and therefore, to a great degree, he or she becomes predictable.
One's capability to discern, however, is an essential expertise when judging another.
Supposition and assumption will never be adequate grounds on which to found accurate interpretations of Character. Particularly when we contemplate the icky domain of the dangerous and destructive traits practiced by some Humans.
Heading the list of undesirable traits, is the wanton practice of deception.
Deception is the bane of healthy relationships, and quite possibly is the precursor of all other regressive traits we Humans subconsciously adopt and indulge.
Practiced by the unscrupulous, these universally abhorrent, and reviled, traits, include greed, vengeance, violence, domination, intimidation, arrogance, and misuse of force, and are the source of all social ills.
Being able to recognize them in others before they inflict damage is an extremely useful tool to aid wise decision making. Particularly in politics and business dealings.
In the not too distant past, justification was neither given, nor sought, for conscienceless behavior. Depraved Minds prepared to use violence, dominated.
In more recent times, as education spread widely and democracy expanded, it became necessary to at least offer an explanation for amoral behavior.
The perfect indemnity for depraved behavior was presented in Charles Darwin's work on Evolution.
There can be no doubt, Evolution favors “Survival of the fittest”. A term coined by English Sociologist and Philosopher Herbert Spencer.
To Humanities detriment, Spencer's interpretation of Darwin's Theory has been perverted by devious Humans ever since.
Perverted and used as an excuse to ratify conduct employing undesirable traits in Social Engineering, Politics, Religion, and Business. Often culminating in outright war.
The concept of survival of the fittest has been applied to conduct and practices ranging from barely legitimate, to utterly amoral.
Nevertheless, closer inquiry will reveal the chronic, shallow, self serving nature, of the Lower Plane Thinking, that produces such uncivilized conduct.
Thinking as shallow and self serving as baneful traits per se.
From a behavioral point of view, the World has advanced at the same speed as Evolution. Maybe slower.
Evolution has traditionally but not always, as evidenced by the Cambrian Explosion, moved at a glacier like pace.
This slow progress is observable, in the minimal progress achieved, during the two million or so years between the birth of Homo Habilis and the arrival of Homo Sapiens. Sapien's recent technical progress can only be described as phenomenal. But behavioral advances at best, as questionable.
The single reason we have anything more than resources in their Natural State - picture our ancestors scavenging for wild fruits etc - is because one of our forebears discovered Creative Thought and fashioned a tool.
This Creative Act applied the first known external influence on the process of Evolution of our Human Intelligence.
At the same time as this initial Creative Thought came into existence, a blight manifesting as undesirable traits, also came into being. Indulging these traits, has imposed a leaden burden on the moral progress of Humanity, possibly from the day that first tool was used.
With that initial application of Thought, primitive minds conceived of a personal advantage to be gained by outwitting another. By indulging deception, and, quite likely, influencing Gene structure of future generations by doing so, our early ancestors encouraged an avalanche of obnoxious offspring in the form of undesirable traits. All courtesy of negative Thinking.
Notwithstanding the destructive drawbacks caused by indulging undesirable traits, since Homo Sapiens predominance, applied Human intelligence, subject to external
influences, has accelerated at a vaguely disconcerting pace. Producing a World of Material Abundance within an ever faster, and more complex, Environment, following Humans abandoning their Nomadic Lifestyles, and settling into
Founding a community required advanced Thinking ability to sustain survival. Necessity, revered today as the Mother of Invention, kicked in.
A remarkable motivator, necessity triggered a flood of Creativity and Innovation,
which, millennia later, shows no signs of reaching it's zenith.
In contrast, however, little emphasis was placed on building and nurturing a beneficial mode of conduct that promotes the well-being of both the individual and sustainable society at large, and can be passed on to future generations. As was so ably done with the triumphs from the technical realm.
One could, and should, ask, where was, and indeed where is, necessity, in the modern realm of Human behavior.
Even today, most all attempts at any behavior modification, are founded on the ill-considered platform of punitive measures.
Punitive measures meeting with limited effectiveness, and huge social costs. Emotionally and financially.
The solution to this perennial problem will continue to elude our species until we comprehend that individual Freedom and Responsibility contains the seed, flower, and fruit of this seeming conundrum.
This philosophy of Personal Development, embodying Natural Eugenics for the benefit of future generations, and employing Moral Thinking as it's fundamental driver offers an entirely functional, dependable mode of behavior, that once adopted, become spontaneous.
Practicing Personal Development purges Undesirable Traits, enabling one to succeed in all his or her endeavors, by confidently employing desirable traits to do so.
Mind Expansion liberates individuals, to express themselves fully. Mind Liberation comes into being by initially understanding, and subsequently directing, one's own Emotions. In a safe, benign environment of Compassion, Responsibility, and expansive clarity of Thought.
Personal Development, and Mind Liberation, facilitate claiming Freedom from subversion and contributing to genuine universal Happiness and Prosperity. Evil cannot outwit an expanding Mind. An expanded Mind begins with developing a Positive Attitude.
Undesirable Traits Do Not Rock!
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