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Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment 
11th-Sep-2006 02:20 pm
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
Comments 
14th-Sep-2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
mmm....I am not sure that I agree with this...

- It seems to me that people are getting more aware of enviromental issues as the years go on. Certainly, few cared during Britain's Industrial Revolution, and that was a time when most people did very little work with their minds...

- Also, working with one's mind requires an education, and educated societies seem to have a greater amount of people concerned with rights, liberties and social/moral/enviromental responsibilities.

- Finaly, As we advance, we are getting more emotional, not less. In the old agricultural societies, people married for economic reason, whereas now people marry for love. Agricultural life was cold, cruel and hard, and bred cold, cruel hard people, where as now, well, you just have to look at the average LiveJournal account to see how Emo people are getting. Never before as so much bad poetry been created by the plebs!

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I cannot judge the experiments mentioned, but I can say that I believe that the way society is going does not seem to match your conclusions.

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Perhaps, despite the increase in mental input, we today have more time to think and be emotional.

Certainly, culture and higher reasoning depends on having people with time to think. Before Agriculture, when mankind lived in hand to mouth hunter gathering existences, little to no cultural advancement was made. Agriculture then gave people enough resources to be able to spend time thinking, and thus trade, writing and higher art could take form.

But few could indulge in such "time wasting" activies as art, writing and philosophy. But now, in this time when the plebians have alot more resources available to them, virtually every can take part in cultural activites, and most do, even if it is just reading a book.

14th-Sep-2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
You say...
"Writers do verbal ( and associated visual) processing whole day- every day.
They do slow verbal ( and associated visual) processing every day.
(A novel that we read in 2 hours might have taken 2 years to write. This is also the reason why the reader can never feel the intensity & duration of emotion experienced by the writer )"

While I agree that this is true, I ask you, how many people would be able to read it in an agricultural society?

You and I have the ability to read, and can thus read a book and and feel at least some of the emotions expressed there in.

But 1000 years ago, in societies where the ordinary people worked the fields, would we?

No, we would get up before the sun rise, tend the fields, stop for a small breakfast, maintain the farm, eat lunch, then carry out work for the land lord, then return to the farm until evening, go to the village to collect tools, then go home just before sun down to clean up your house and eat some bread, cheese and water. Then to bed, so that you can do the same the next day.

At no point will you read a book or poem, and thus not even the poor quality experience we get today would be available. Only the rich would be able to access art or writing, and even then in limited amounts.
14th-Sep-2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
"Writers do verbal ( and associated visual) processing whole day- every day."

You seem to claim that we should stop doing mental work and only do physical work. But a society that only does physical work cannot have time to allow people to "do verbal ( and associated visual) processing whole day- every day."


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Ok, I was commenting on the artical as I was reading it. But now that I have go further, I see that basicly, you are advocating the distruction of human society and culture, and a return to a time when Man had no more emotions then hunger and thirst. If this is the case, then I am unable to understand that, as a person who loves the idea of Humanity, and so will not really be able discuss this properly. Our views are...vary different.

Still, I thank you for giving me something to think about, as this is, as you can tell, something important to me.

Good day.
2nd-Nov-2006 02:41 pm (UTC) - i think its my job to destroy the environment
people need wood or does your socialist agenda go against that too?

u ppl make me wish i had became a cop. u ppl need to start respectin authority in this nation.
8th-Feb-2010 12:47 pm (UTC) - Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Old post is old, but...

IDK. It seems like emotions are there no matter what people do. At least that's true for me. I wish I could get busy enough that I could turn off emotions. That would be awesome.
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8th-Feb-2010 02:29 pm (UTC) - Re: Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
No, I have the time. I really do.
I've got some inborn emotional problems.
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