Behavior theory and human responsibility.

Every human thought is encoded in the brain and interlinked with one or more our five senses: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory and gustatory.

The human mind can only process 7┬▒2 conscious thoughts simultaneously. We can choose which thoughts we want to focus on. This choice will ultimately define how we experience life.

behavior patterns

The "energy pattern" model describes four behavior archetypes that of which one is said to be aquired by a person at a young age in order to attain attention from their parents.
As a person grows up they learn additional patterns, but the initial pattern remains as a fall back strategy in stress or panic situations. Every pattern has tenedencies towards specific skills as well as challenges that can be overcome as a personality develops.

Care Taker // Know-it-all

Skills Challenges
Being responsible, preserving, dependable, caring, leading, visionary, big picture Asking (for help), forgiving, delegating, being weak, playing, enjoying, being at ease, being led or managed

Lionheart // Aggressor

Skills Challenges
Standing up against injustice, externalizing feelings, advocating, being assertive, powerful and rebellious Finding their place, being patient, abstaining, forgiving and reconciling, accepting a "no", being at ease and being responsible with joy

Charmer // Child

Skills Challenges
Enjoying, inspiring, instilling enthusiasm, playing, being creative, motivating others, accepting Caring for others, being responsible with joy, seeing the big picture, planning, leading, finishing, being depenable, decision making

Observer // Draw Back

Skills Challenges
Concentrating, enjoying alone-time, being invisible, being patient, letting others be externalizing feelings, closeness and togetherness, being responsible with joy, showing themselves, forgiving and reconciling, working in a team, carrying out conflicts

logical levels

Gregory Bateson defined six neurolocigal levels leading to and influencing human behavior. When attempting to change certain behavior, the correct level needs to be addressed.

Environment

"Who is doing what, where and when?"

The full context of a persons life. Everything that the person perceives outside of themselves: other people, animals, plants, weather, housing, food, etc.

Behavior

"What am I doing? What is my visible behavior?"

The things a person does and the reactions that occur with other people in their environment that influence their behavior.

Strategies

"How do I do it?"

Plans, ideas and steps whose sequence generate behavior and lead a person to their goals. Skills and talents are applied at this level.

Beliefs

"What am I doing this for? What inner rules influence my behavior?"

Beliefs are associations in our minds that create meaning: generalisations about causes and limits of life, the world, our behavior, our skills and our roles within. They can be positive or negative, conscious or subconscious. They are convictions that a person perceives as absolute and true. Beliefs manifest during different points in life, they equate to reality and are rarely scrutinized.

A -> B = Rules

If you loved me, then you would eat garlic.

A = B = Role Models

People/Men/Women/Parents are people who ...

Sentences using must/should/may often hint towards a person's beliefs.

Values

"Why am I doing this? What is important to me in life?"

Values give our live a direction and point to the goal we are heading towards. They are the driving factors for why something is deemed worthwhile or important.
To shape our future and to make the present meaningful and worth living, it is imperative to know our values.

Purpose

"Why am I here? What is my purpose?"

The soul is an individuals' resonance frequency. It defines the personality and determines if life is deemed meaningful.
Ideally, we "oscilliate" at this frequence in every moment of our lives and in every relationship.
To be in resonance means to be in unison with one's environment. In some cultures this is referred to as the divine spark that is filled by an endless source of energy.

availability

The drama of the modern world.

"Power manifests itself in the extension of our world reach."
- Hartmut Rosa

Notes taken from Unverf├╝gbarkeit.

Modern civilisation is compelled to create availability.
It is culturally, institutionally and structurally directed to make every aspect of life calculable, predictable and controlable: by scientific discovery, political control and economic efficiency.

Paradoxically, aliveness, affection and true experiences can only arise from encounters with the unavailable.

Humans seek resonance: experiences that touch and transform them. Listening to a beautiful piece of music or looking at a serene landscape are the moments that we experience as true.

Resonance constitues four attributes:

"Our eyes are resonance windows.
To look someone in the eyes and feel their response is to resonate."
- Hartmut Rosa

In our longing for resonance, we created a cultural drive to make the world available to us. Everything we interact with becomes a point of aggression that must be learned, conquered, ruled over or made to be used.

A society is perceived as modern when it can only stabilize itself dynamically. That is, when it can keep up its institutional status quo of continuous economical growth, technological advancement und cultural innovation.

The four dimensions and institutions to make the world available are:

Tragically, obtaining availability creates alienation. The world demystifies and becomes silent. Resonance eludes us because the sole purpose of nature has become a resource to commodify.

This development is the deeply irrational result of a cendentary, occidental rationalisation process.

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