The problem of the new generations of leading cultures is naturally the feeling of inferiority complexes to overcome the existing culture if they are in a leading environment.
Individuals have two alternatives: build upon the existing establishment or compete with it. Competition drives adolescents to guilt and the response requires needing to hate the situation and the individuals involved in it.
The paradox is that building upon an existing environment is also a competition. Building upon an establishment implies modifying the structure of the implicit weaknesses of a culture. This is something feasible for the next generation unless it was educated in an individualistic environment.
It has to be considered that individualism is the most degraded state of a culture. It implies that the interests of individuals prevail over the interests of the group.
A culture involves when individualism prevails. Surviving cultures include necessarily a dominant individualism. This is not the case of subsistent cultures where the group prevails over individuals. Surviving cultures produce survivors who necessarily are multi-addictive and need to behave as fundamentalists.
Evolution implies paying prices
Accepting the validity of the establishment is a condition for evolution.
Over-adaptation to the establishment implies its sanctification, and drives to the avoidance of the responsibility of improving the environment.
Cultures that foster rebel individualistic behaviors necessarily generate involution. Both over-adaptation and individualistic rebellion drive to involution.
Evolution implies competing with the establishment improving what has been received in order to ensure evolution and create an own place in order to satisfy the personal needs.
The first part, the improvement of what has been received is a work with a social responsibility, the second part deals with the ego of the person who has assumed the responsibility.
A culture is in involution if individuals begin with their own egocentric desires. In both extremes, leading cultures and surviving cultures, addictions of any kind become a natural response.
Guilt liberators produce paradoxical results when they sustain their clients by “insufflating air” into their clients’ ego.
It is up to you. The prices to be paid are never low. You must believe in your capacity and see the implicit weaknesses of what you inherited.
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