The Three Natural Instincts of the Human Race
By John H. Wormser
Why is it important to understand that all humans have these same three instincts that control our minds?
1. Once people from all nations recognize that we have these same three instincts in our minds, we can change the laws of all countries to offer the same protection from people that have lost control of one or more of these instincts.
2. From understanding that everyone is born with these same three instincts,
it will be easier for humans to realize we must work together to end drastic poverty, starvation and unequal treatment of genders, races and economic classes. We will be able to create a world with one very large democratic government with a bill of rights. This will be the first step to end all wars between nations and regions.
3. With this knowledge, we can try to teach people to understand what instinctual force is driving one’s misbehavior, and help them try to change their thinking. The mind can and will be uncontrollable at times, therefore we will always need police and militaries. History has shown there will always be people for one reason or another that do not follow the rules of mankind.
4. It is important to understand that we humans cannot stop our unconscious mind from directing our actions. As stated by Reza Habib, a psychology professor at Southern Illinois University, “You can’t turn on and turn off certain activities of the brain. It’s an automatic physiological response.” By admitting that humans cannot stop their unconscious mind from thinking and thereby controlling our actions with direction from our strongest instincts. My theory is that man sometimes defeats that problem by using all or some of these three solutions. The solutions that we humans have developed;
1. Prayers to God by practicing religious people. This includes people of the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hinduism and other religious faiths. As we know by now from some of the headlines of today, that not all humans can control their minds even with a strong religious belief system.
2. Daily meditation practices of some cultures that people use to calm and try to corral the unconscious instincts of our minds.
3. Atheist that practice the golden rule, “Do to others what you want them to do to you.”
What are these three instincts?
The three instincts are;
1. The Will to Survive
2. The Pleasure Instinct
3. The Herding Instinct
Why have we made laws and continue to make laws to control our instincts?
Since the beginning of time many basic laws were conceived to reign in people with too large of an instinct to survive in their unconscious mind. Laws were made like thou shall not steal and thou shall not murder. In some cases people with a too strong of a will to survive instinct caused them to greedy and steal or murder. Many more laws were and are still being made to protect less strong willed people from the harm that too strong willed people would do to them without these laws to stop them.
There were and are many laws made to protect people from those that are controlled by their pleasure instinct in their unconscious mind. There are laws that try to protect people from rapist and pedophilias, alcoholics and drug addicts, and all sorts of con artists. Those are just some of the types of laws that had to be invented to try and control people that are blindly led by their pleasure instinct.
There are laws that were made to control people with too strong a herding instinct in their unconscious mind. Laws like you cannot act violently against other people that are not of your religious belief. You cannot harm someone if he is not in your gang, or is of a different race, or even a fan of an opposing sports team. It is important to realize that this instinct is powerful in that it can cause people not to think rationally about whom and what they believe in when following an evil person or organization. Some people can be lead into some pretty damaging acts of violence or be made to follow some antiquated rules.
Why is it important to have all three instincts in your body?
All three instincts provide pleasure to your mind. In order for one to have a feeling of normalcy one should be aware of what instinct or emotion that is stimulating you most when you make a decision.
It is only problematic to society when a person becomes overwhelmed with one instinct and does not use his other instincts. Examples;
The people with a stronger Will to Survive Instinct than the other instincts are usually leaders, and in modern times a strong will to survive people are the hard workers who typically earn a lot of money in order to live with a contented mind. When they become obsessed with their own Will to Survive they can and will step on others and break laws to get their way.
The people with a stronger Pleasure Instinct than the other instincts are usually people with problems. Their unconscious minds are controlled more by thoughts of doing the things that give them the most pleasure. People that have problems with drug and alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, sex addictions, welfare addiction, overeating and laziness are the people usually guided in their minds by their strongest instinct the pleasure instinct. People with a stronger pleasure instinct tend to be less successful and have problems with addiction habits.
The people with a stronger Herding Instinct like to be a part of a group. They have such a strong herding instinct that they sometimes act in negative ways. Sometimes people with too strong of the herding instinct prevents them from being open minded and unable to accept new ideas. They won’t change what they believe in. Sometimes this is to the detriment of society due to the inability to compromise or change their way of thinking to allow other people to let live. They can be very successful economically or not.
Why do we all have some of these instincts in our minds?
The three natural instincts differ in strength in all of us and rise and fall at different ages in all of us. Everyone has these three instincts in them at all times during their lifetimes but sometimes we use only one instinct in our decision making. It is hopeful that one day people will think about what instinct is in charge of their mind before they make important decisions.
As part of our Pleasure Instinct, most of us have sexual desires that appear in nearly one hundred per cent of humans. Controlling our sexual urges is usually learned in adolescents and in early adulthood. Losing control of our sexual urges can happen at almost any age in both men and women. Nearly 100% of the population lets the Pleasure Instinct take over th1eir mind occasionally, not only with sexual urges but also when we over indulge in eating, alcohol, or just taking a lazy day.
The Herding Instinct is usually introduced to us from early childhood to the age we become independent adults. This could be as small as accepting And loving your family, to loving to belong to your church. Rarely are people duped enough by a strong leader into doing things that are inherently wrong, but there are many examples of that happening.
The Will to Survive is in all of us to a certain degree. The people that are he most strong willed are those that fiercely hold on to life. They are the ones that would survive the longest in desperate situations. They also are the ones that would become the worst among us in times of a choice between saving themselves and saving another person.
What is the objective of this paper?
1. To bring the world together by getting people to understand we all have the same instincts in our minds controlling our unconscious mind. We should recognize the instincts in order to try control our actions.
2. To introduce this theory to the world
3. To get this theory further researched and then taught in schools.
4. To get people to join me in spreading this theory.
5. TO END VIOLENCE BY THOSE WHO FOLLOW EXTREME RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.
What is the logic that proves that people have these instincts?
1. The Will to Survive Observations; Negatives and the Positives;
A. There have been innumerable cases of people trying to do anything to survive a desperate situation proving people have a will to survive.
1. When drowning people trying to jump on their rescuers’ head to prevent themselves from drowning.
2. Pushing people aside to get out first while escaping from a crashed airplane.
3. Not wanting to share supplies in a desperate situation like when one is lost.
B. People getting up everyday to be productive in order to eat and therefore survive is part of the will to survive.
1. Being very creative in order to do things better to make more money. The strong motivation comes from your strong Will to Survive in your unconscious mind instinct.
2. Working long days or many jobs to make money in order to be in a strong survival position. The fact that you have money in the bank satisfies your will to survive instinct.
2. The Pleasure Instinct; Negatives and the Positives;
A. The fact that some people commit sex crimes is proof that there is a strong pleasure instinct in the human mind that can control ones’ actions.
B. The fact that too strong control of the mind by the pleasure instinct leads to actions like laziness or drug and alcohol addiction.
C. It provides the means for a continuation of the human species.
D. It is the part of the human mind that makes us feel happy and good about ourselves in the moment.
3. The Herding Instinct; Negatives and Positives
A. The fact that too strong an affiliation with a group leads to the inability of a person to make a logical decision that is contrary to the leader of the group.
B. It is natural for humans to want to be a part of something and it is a
net positive part of our brains. It makes us happy in the moment.
Only man was given the ability to write the laws down that protect us from people with instincts that are out of the normal range of behavior. Examples of the laws created to control these instincts;
With the Will to Survive laws were made like thou shall not steal from one another. Too strong of a will to survive in people make them greedy and all sorts of laws were made to protect less strong willed people from the harm that too strong a will to survive can cause. (Even murder)
There were many laws made to protect people from those that have too strong an amount of the pleasure instinct coursing through their minds. There are laws to try and prevent people from raping and committing pedophilia when their pleasure instinct is in control of their thinking. There are laws to arrest drunk drivers that are more concerned with drinking for their personal pleasure than the safety of others.
There are laws to control people with too strong a herding instinct too. Laws like you cannot blow up other people that are not of your religious beliefs. Or you cannot harm someone if he is not in your gang, race, or religion.
I personally believe that it was God’s plan to create these instincts in all animals and then use religions as a vehicle to invent, write down, and teach the laws to humans. I believe we must keep religion alive in society for many reasons. First it gives or teaches structure to our offspring. Religion often is the first introduction to the laws of man. Secondly, religion often gives hope in times of need. Thirdly it can change people’s behavior by giving them a goal to end up in a better place. Fourth it is a place where people can congregate and organize charitable deeds for others. Lastly it reinforces on a regular basis good social and moral behavior.
If one absolutely cannot believe in a Supreme Being, they can turn to meditation to try and stem their loss of control. They can slow themselves down by meditating. They also should be guided by the Golden Rule and understand the importance of obeying the laws of the world.
Lastly there are drugs one can take to slow ones’ mind down in order to be a productive member of society. Usually they come with therapy sessions.
I call this new philosophy the Philosophy of Inclusion because if all the people of the world were taught to understand and try to control their unconscious instinctual thoughts we would have an almost perfect world.
We need to do three seemingly impossible tasks to get to this what I would call the Age of Inclusion.
1. We must get some world leaders to accept lees power over their citizens.
2. We must get religious leaders* to accept this philosophy and stop controlling the minds of millions by using fear tactics on people. (like if you don’t attend church regularly you will not get to heaven or if you sin and don’t confess your sins you will go to hell or if you drive a car on the Sabbath day or if you don’t allow women to go to school and learn)
3. Everyone should be taught that before they do something criminal, illegal, or immoral they should try to bring to their conscious mind what instinct is urging them to do something they know is wrong.
*Religious leaders will be the ones most fearful of this Age of Inclusion, but they shouldn’t be concerned. We will always need leaders to teach our children moral behavior and lead congregations in charitable functions. They will always be needed to remind us to be humble and to forgive others. They will remind us that the most often repeated verse in the Bible is, “To be kind to strangers.”
John H. Wormser
Once again I am not a licensed professional in any field relative to this philosophy, but I strongly hope this is studied and it gets accepted to move us forward to a peaceful world.