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A Call for Objectivism

November 11, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

We are a splintered bunch; our brains, just like our bodies branch out in random joints and directions. If we think with cold, emotional clarity we are thinking in objective terms. Freud suggested that we can never remove emotion from our decisions, but with an added awareness we can strive to dissect our reasons to reach a more rational perspective. This “level of rationality” is perhaps the best way to consider our decisions. If the fantasy of total objectivity is a polarized position than the opposite pole, total subjectivity, is a process of including as much emotion as possible.

Between these poles we slide back and forth. The impulse buy suggests subjective sways while the cold calculations of a dieter offer perspectives of the objective process. Often we recognize both poles by what is cast away- subjective thinking strives to avoid the extended considerations that delay response; likewise, the objective thinking discards the pleasure that an action brings. We cannot dedicate our brains to a single pole. We are both objective and subjective and benefit from this variety. This is a human need which not only defines us but provides us with a state of mental rigor that keeps life interesting and balanced.

Such polarization should not be extended to the creations of the human species. In our entities we need to avoid subjective thinking and focus solely on objective processes. We achieve this with the group-think, the combined mental power of a group’s membership drilling deeper on each impulse in order to decide if a decision is ideal for a situation. The most successful business is the one that best utilizes objective thinking. We must move only with a keen sense of reality and a reasonable perspective on the future into which we leap and the past from which we spawn.

Our government needs to focus more on objective thinking. Unfortunately the social role of leader, and creator of legislation and social guidance (the politician) relies solely on the wavering emotional status of the public. Even more difficult is the varied emotional states of the electorate, the constantly evolving state of individualized existence and the plethora of factors weighing in on the situation. Our most recent election remind us that our political figures are taken to task for factors beyond their control by an electorate unaware and indifferent to the objective facts of a situation.

Now is the time for more objective thinking. In our political leaders we need a dedication to quality performance for the public’s benefit. One must wholly disregard consideration of being reelected. The public does not know the details of the situation. Politicians need to do the best job possible, thinking objectively and responding in terms beneficial to the electorate, and establish clear lines of communication from elector and electorate to make this process easier and more applicable. Riding emotional waves will only establish bad laws established solely on half-baked notions of a gate-keeping media.

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