The Need for Greed and the Domination Dilemma
Part One: My Pondering Begins
This topic comes from my List - feel free to check out the post to see what other specific ideas I would like to investigate.
There are quite a few concepts I need to dig into and dissect. I don't really know why, other than for my own personal understanding. I don't feel like discovering truths will instantly make the lies untie. There is not my hope in attempts to change these systems. They are parasitic entities deeply ingrained into humans... for some reason.. well most humans technically. I know there is a percentage of the population who don't buy into everything but majority rules unfortunately.
There are so many incidents and reoccurring patterns I want to explore as I research this. It almost seems like an impossible task because there are so many variables and concepts inside these "emotions", "characteristics" - I mean what is it actually that drives a person to hunger for power over another? Some think it's a chemical imbalance, a mental issue or even the devil/evil spirits. I will delve into each one of those I think; check out the perspective, studies, history.
PSA : I think one of the best mind frames to strive towards is one of openness. I truly see beliefs and the systems in which they function as detrimental to exploring reality. If you wish to uncover the true flow of the world you have to examine every angle with equal curiosity. You must try to form no opinion beforehand and agree to accept evidence as it is presented.
Once you accept a belief into your reality you put walls up and pave roads which only circle around the same scenery - anything that does not "fit" gets blocked out. You literally nail yourself to the ground and agree to stop growing, to quit questioning. I simply cannot do that.
Greed and Domination - The hunger for power
Power over others - is it a necessity? Is it inevitable?
Are there honestly archetypes better suited for positions of leadership - hold on before you say yes because by accepting this belief you are agreeing to three things:
A.) a portion of archetypes are 'herd minded', weak minded
B.) Another portion are "bad", criminal minded, corrupt and
C.) sovereignty for each individual life cannot exist because only the leader archetype can think for themselves
Clearly the human race has collectively agreed and built our existence on this belief but is this honest? Yes, I know there are exceptions but the rub lies in our idea of "power" - it seems those exceptions would deal a lot better with proper guidance and support so they are able to be as independent as possible not domination and forced compliance, regulations and rules.
In my heart and in my reality the concept of power over others has greatly been evolving. I can say from personal experience that most of my life, within my personal relationships, I have struggled with control. I've experienced an offshoot of the hunger for power - wanting those I love to do what I want because I know what's best. I think this is the most common, basic level of domination. It might be embedded in our DNA as primal instincts encoded in our DNA.
I felt as if it came from a place of love. I know that's where I thought I was coming from at least.. but upon reflection I've discovered that empowering those closest to me by allowing them to be free feels much better.
There are levels to this shit
Since "forever" there have been individuals who rise above the crowd; their ambition pushes them to be someone. Society most certainly sees those whom hold positions of authority as powerful and successful, it also deems those who rake in the dough successful and powerful by default. If you buy into the leader/herd archetypes then this is all pretty obvious. There must be leaders, special people, smarter and more adept at decision making to direct the general population and save them from utter chaos.
This all may sound A-OK and completely regular in today's world but if you pull off the outer layer confining this belief and look at it you'll notice that the one rule binding this idea is trust - the masses must trust the leader and know the path they cut is clear and safe. Now ground this in reality - in today's world. Dig your toes into the now and look around.
Greed and domination have infiltrated the system and manipulated it. There can be no denying this - unless a person actively turns a blind eye to the facts. The fact that our society (especially in the US) is every man for himself and capitalism over everything just feeds the need for power and consequently steers that herd archetype into the quest for more: more money, more power, more people needing your attention. Now the general population is being force fed the lie that more stuff will result in success and fulfillment.
Did those in power knowingly refocus the masses on this unobtainable quest? And why - other than to divide and turn us against each other which makes us easier to dominate.
Greed is such a funny thing. I plan to do some serious analyses on this because this is huge. What is it? Why do we feel it - some much more than others? I get the survival bit but that's just it - it's a bit; its one piece of the greed puzzle. Greed is addictive - it must be. Based on what I have seen it is undeniable in its presence. Greed sprouts many actions and decisions. It is almost an entity of its own - it whispers things to people or "something" triggers chemical and hormonal releases that cause a person to act a certain way.
Whichever way you look at it or chose to define greed it can almost certainly be agreed upon that greed is the willingness to disregard general well being for personal gain. Greed walks hand-in-hand with domination - what other purpose would there be to hoard something or withhold from others if not to dominate them in some way? Greed cannot be seen without there being at least 2 people involved therefore it must rely on a need for power over others.
But why? Why does a person desire power over another? And in the bigger scope - why want to control a population of strangers you don't know. Where does a human being get off thinking that they are best suited to set rules for strangers they have never met? How do people believe someone with no ties to you, with no connection can make a personal decision about your life, better than you can? This concept has too many holes and just rings in as nonsense to me. It must be an infection of some kind that mutates a person's ego so deeply that they crave this type of domination and power.
I see parallel ideas with those who seek out jobs/positions of power over others in lower level schemes like politics, judicial careers, police and military. There is a reason behind their quest for power. Who knows what it is... and even maybe some of the time the drive may come from the heart space - I'm not saying this isn't true however the rich and powerful have built a very strong case for themselves and it's not looking so compassionate or civil.
Anyways, I have gone on enough for this introduction. I will be offering up some sources, dissecting information I find and working to understand why we are this way in Part Two.
As always, thank you for taking the time to read my post.