To live: complexities and successes!!

Life is a very dop process and living is very cool !!!

Often, to live is inexplicable, but it is always very dop and very cool !!!

Life is not a watertight process. Although it has a beginning, middle, and end, life is a continuous, fluid and unpredictable process (we don’t know when the journey will end).

We didactically divide life into several parts: childhood, puberty, adolescence, adulthood, and senescence. But these divisions are purely theoretical, based on some hormonal and physical changes in the human body.

In fact, life is continuous, uninterrupted and fluid. This is the reason we can mark an average period where we were teenagers, where we were kids, where we were adults, but no precise start day for each phase. Life is not compartmentalized.

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In the practice of life, there is no separation between the professional and the private, between childhood and maturity. These didactic separations represent only the changes in the social repertoire we use at each time of day or life.

Normally. most people who think they can do this division are people who don’t exactly split things well. Adults who think they are full adults are very childish, serious professionals are great children who cannot be opposed and who want to be obeyed (idiots, wherever I came from).

Life is more a process of passage and biological transformation than an overcoming of phases like a game. If there were no cultural elements that force intellectual, social and cultural development, there would be only physical changes that do not necessarily represent a process of evolution.

By this, I mean that without books and music, there would be no such thing as development. We would just be monkeys that get taller and stronger until they start to get weaker and forgetful until they die.

The notion that we need to evolve or develop over the course of life comes more neatly from the Greeks and the Romans. Before them, growing up was hitting harder and hunting more skillfully.

That is, with the Greeks and Romans (in occidental world) is that the development of intellectuality, which allows a better development of socio-cultural and professional repertoires, has become something taken seriously by all participants in the community (almost all, the bullies still around, associating their selfs with the idiots from few paragraphs ago. spreading the evil all around).

To be a better person to the world, to be a good person, to do good, has come to integrate the developing and evolving from the union of Christian foundations with Greek and Roman philosophy.

That is, growing, as an internal notion, linked to what we call today personality, became something that we care for from the end of the Victorian era to now on.

For the Greeks and Romans and for the Christians of the Middle Ages, developing, evolving, was a process of acquiring technical and professional repertoires: to know how to pray, to know how to make and build, to know how to think about battles, to know how to negotiate. But, not necessarily, to be a good and a better person.

In the run-up to the Victorian era, this development became a repertoire of behaviors that comprised the technical-professional, but also the refinement of behaviors in social settings: good education, affability, and courtesy.

This process culminates in the acquisition of sanitary education in the early twentieth century. So to say “good morning” and to hold a cup with fingers in the right position, to know how to use the various forks on the table, but also to know how to work and to urinate in the right place, but until there, nothing to with to be a better person in the world.

To be a better person, to be a good person is a recent thing. To do the good for others is a recent thing. To look to the process of life itself and to ask yourselves: “What can I do on this journey of life so that the other can live well and be happy?”, this is a very recent thing.

This type of reflection arises from the eighteenth century with Kant and Schopenhauer wondering about the ethics of the subject. But both have some contact with the Eastern philosophies, which, since the foundations of Hinduism, have a view of life as a passage.

This vision of passage is so strong that the Hindu vision deliberates on the possibility of a fixed soul that has several passages through various lives. In these passages, it would be necessary to “evolve” as a person, so that the next passage is better and more evolved.

So Christianity appropriates this eighteenth-century ethic of not to do to others what you do not want to be done for yourself (I call it minimal empathy). Christianity appropriates itself from the notion of reincarnation (which was there until the third century), and it brings the two together to found spiritualism (Kardecism).

The main notion of what it is to be evolved, what it is to develop as a person in Kardecism, is the charity (the love of Karitos, of the Greeks), the love you have for creatures in a state of existence inferior to yours. So “what can you do for others to reach the same point of evolutionary development as you in this life?” is the main question of Kardecism.

Of course, very specific criteria are used to evaluate this process of evolution, so that we can say that we have evolved by these criteria.

If a better person in Rome was a good dictator to drive the city. If a more developed person in the middle ages was someone who gave up wealth and sex to kill people of other religions far away from home. If in the Victorian era a better person was someone polite and courteous. In today’s world, a good person is one who has a degree of self-denial to lead others in their pursuit of a better life.

I’m not talking about “coaching”, but someone who takes time out of their sparse existence to nurture and motivate others to lead an inspiring life.

See, I’m not talking about “influencers” either. I’m talking about people who give up their lives to take care of those who are unguarded right now, helping them get stronger.

Nor am I talking about young people going to Indonesia and Thailand to take care of elephants. I’m talking about people who have as a personal goal to prepare others to lead better lives, in parallel with building a better world for everyone.

See what a difficult situation: I’m talking about teachers. More specifically, I’m talking about elementary school teachers. But, in the last years, it is difficult to identify a person who really lives to help the others, the vision of “to make the good” has also been transformed into marketing actions.

The notion of life as a process, as a passage, takes up the notion of events and happenings. Events and happenings are things that happen throughout life. These events go on and on, always, but always, many at the same time, no scape. There is no such thing as “one problem at a time” or “a problem in life”.

Throughout the evolutionary process of life, we develop skills, directed behaviors to deal with each and every event. We are building a repertoire to deal with events and happenings of life all the time. And in this view that the passage through life must culminate in evolution, we are implicated in successfully dealing with these events and happenings.

The basic criterion of this notion of success is “the minimal suffering”. This success is measured by how much less we lose the direction of personal goals when facing events. Literally, to handle the events of life, without giving up or falling down, or if we fall, managing to get up again, and keep ongoing.

To live is hard, I’ve written it in other posts. Life is suffering, or at least it is a journey in an attempt to avoid suffering. Life is these chain of events that interlink, accumulate and succeed one to another that will need to be resolved to avoid suffering.

To be skilled, to have a repertoire of behaviors, to have knowledge and experience to form a good repertoire, in one side, facilitates the journey and on the other side decreases the intensity of the “always negative” consequences of events.

Events are always negative. Let me explain myself: even loving results in negative experiences because if everything goes well, one person dies at the end of the journey, the other person suffers alone until his end.

All events are a journey toward senescence, and if everything goes well, the inability to manage life through old age will take longer to arrive. Thus more events and happenings will be present in the journey of life.

That is, the better your repertoire, the longer you will live, and therefore the more events will pass in your life. Ultimately, the better you are, the more problems you solve, the longer is the life more problem you will have. So events and happenings are always negative, however pleasurable they may be.

As humans, we are able to accumulate knowledge (lived experiences, successful repertoires) in books or on the internet. We have managed to turn these repertoires into myths, legends, and stories, and pass it from father to son. Thus we are able to transmit this repertoire in our social environment. We were able to appropriate repertoires from other cultures, transmitted by videos, texts or audios…

These repertoire accumulations, this accumulation of knowledge, needs a repertoire to be accessed. In general, this access repertoire is a good understanding of written and spoken language.

Thus, the larger the language repertoire, the greater the likelihood of successful repertoire acquisition developed by others. In other words, the better you read, the better you can study and learn from someone else’s experience, and probably the better you will handle your problems.

Well, here we put together the notion of passing life, the notion of life as a process of evolving to be a better person for the world, and we add the notion that one has to evolve by resolving the events of its own life.

But, finally, we see that the more we read and study, theoretically, the apter we are for this journey because we can anticipate knowledge to solve life problems in the future.

Therefore, the people responsible for teaching you to read and interpret the texts, videos, and the events that have come to you throughout your life, are the most important people (after the ones that fed you in childhood) of your life journey.

Whether they are writers, film directors or teachers, these people who have prepared you to accumulate and develop repertoire are the people who have done the most important impact for you in your life.

And the best thing you can do for others is to teach them how to fish. That is, teach him how to interpret life’s events in a constructive way and acquire a repertoire from the experience of other lives.

To read teaches the thought process of the brain to work in a chained and systematic way, facilitating the construction of reasoning with a beginning, middle, and end, cause, and consequence.

Reading also teaches the thought process to stay active and with ideas on hold so they can build anticipatory images, so deductions about events that have not yet happened but may come to pass in the thinking process.

So, who taught you how to read, also generally taught you how to create. To use thinking creatively, anticipating future possibilities and the repertoires needed to deal with them.

Teachers ar awsome and…

As you can see, life is dop and living is very cool !!!

Raul de Freitas Buchi

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