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sushil_yadav @ 01:46 pm: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.


Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.


Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.


When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.



A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.



FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

http://www.planetsave.com/ps_mambo/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&Itemid=75&func=view&id=68&catid=6

http://www.earthnewswire.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=89&page=viewtopic&t=11


sushil_yadav

Current Location: India

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From:marsdreamer
Date:September 12th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC)
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Are you sure we can't experience emotions while thinking? It could just be some types of personality that does that, I don't feel this is true to me at all. Emotion and intellect are always with me and support and trashes eachother depending on the situation.

Although I'd agree with that if you're focusing on (thinking) work then it's easy to shut out the emotions, but even if you've got that kind of work - who can do that for extended periods of time? And work usually only lasts 8 of the 24 hours in a day.

Man becoming a machine to me is an impossibility. The subconscious would rebell, because as I see it only people who *deny* themselves feeling emotions (due to fear, trauma or maybe even idealism, etc) don't carry them with themselves in everything they do. Not only this, but.. I can't think of a single person I know that would be anywhere close to shutting off feelings. I know plenty of people who shut themselves off emotionally from certain types of people, they don't want to care, they feel pain, so they give off the air of not caring while the subconscious (with the true feeling of fear) is sitting inside, hidden from the world.

People lack compassion.
I wouldn't say people lack emotion, indeed I'd say we're in a state of a lot of people just giving in to egoistic impulses.

You've made some interesting points there, even though I disagree with some of the basic philosophical / psychological main belief/assumptions about how things work.
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From:sushil_yadav
Date:September 12th, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for reading the article and expressing your views. I would like to clarify a few points regarding emotions and thinking.


In every field there is easy work/activity and difficult work/activity.

In mathematics there is easy mathematics and difficult mathematics. Everyone can add 2+4 within microseconds. A PhD level problem of mathematics would take hours [or more] to solve - and that too only by someone who has spent 20 - 25 years learning mathematics upto PhD level.

Same way in the field of emotions there are easy emotions and difficult emotions. Easy emotions are evoked within nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds - anger, lust and fear are some examples. These emotions are associated with fast breathing and heart-rate. These emotions don"t require gaps between thinking to evoke, intensify and sustain.

Then there are difficult emotions - which require ability and years of effort to develop - emotions associated with pain, compassion and peaceful states of mind are some examples. These emotions are associated with slow breathing and heart-rate. These emotions require freezing of thought - freezing of visuals and words - huge amounts of gaps between thinking - to evoke, intensify and sustain.

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