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19099512 Book Our Psychological Motivations

19099512 Book Our Psychological Motivations

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―There is a continuum from the more brutal types of ‗power over‘ to more civil actions that clearly

indicate the need to have some ‗power over‘ another person. Next on the continuum is the ability to

have the ‗power to‘ --which implies that a person does not need to be superior to others to feel

accomplished because he is successful in some important areas.. Then the most psychologically mature

is the ability to love--where one helps others and feels good is a result.

―A comprehensive education in a wise society, with effective parenting, can help people to become

more civilized which will result in more people developing the educational and psychological abilities

to have ‗power to‘ and eventually to become lovers, in the broadest and most humanitarian sense.

As former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli said, 'we are all born for love. . . it is the principle

of existence and its only end.‘
―With these ideas in mind, our parents and educators, and eventually our youth, can understand the

potential evolution of our psychological maturity. We all know that infants want some power over their

parents. They want to be fed when they are hungry and changed when they are wet. They want to be

hugged. As they grow they want ‗power to.‘ They want to be able to crawl, walk, talk, read, draw,


play. They want to learn, but learning should be enjoyable to be effective. It should either be enjoyable

as they learn, or immediately after they have learned it, they should feel a sense of mastery, a ‗power


―Then as they learn they develop self respect, which should bring a heightened level of self

esteem. Once they feel good about themselves they have the psychological foundation to begin to be

unselfish. They should have been raised by loving parents. This would give them the model for

unselfishness that is needed for loving. In our schools we study the lives and accomplishments of

unselfish people. Nobel Peace Prize winners are often the subjects of our studies. Some religious and

non-religious people who have loved, or who have examined the idea of loving, are studied.

―We have or Loving Legion, similar to your Peace Corps, that allows our young adults to work in

developing countries to help bring them better lives. One of our major programs works with villages in

which the people agree to sterilization after having had one child. Our government guarantees them

free health care and retirement benefits and our Loving Legion volunteers help to build schools,

sanitation projects, retirement homes and water purification facilities. We train teachers and do some

teaching ourselves. The programs have been so successful that we have a long waiting list of villages

that wish to participate. We are now seeking private philanthropy from outside our country to help to

fund what our government cannot finance. We are also taking applications from young college

graduates from around the world who want to join our Legions. After working with us for five years

these people get additional college work with us, usually toward advanced degrees. Many will then get

job offers from us, and some may be invited to citizenship eventually.

―One unexpected ‗bad surprise‘ was that some of our model villages were attacked by marauders

and even renegade government troops. So we have had to defend the villages with our modern robotic

laser defenses. We hate to see death, but sometimes for the good of the world those trying to improve

it must defend themselves. We would never use a military offensive, but we feel justified in defending

ourselves and the people who are trying to improve themselves and the world.

―So the path toward humanity develops from the infant‘s need to have ‗power over‘, to the
student‘s development of ‗power to‘, to the individual‘s ability to love, then to the young adult‘s
developing humanitarian love. It doesn‘t happen to everyone, but we have been very successful.

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