Philosophy is the study of logical truths and principles of human behavior. This article is written with the hope that it will help create better human thought processes that lead to a more peaceful world. By understanding that human beings respond to the strongest of our natural instincts in our daily lives, we can learn to recognize that force that is in us, in order to try and control it.
Naturally occurring instincts live in people today the same way they have lived in every human being since the beginning of time. In fact it is my logical conclusion that all living entities have these three instincts. Only humans have evolved enough to harness these strong instincts through the invention of languages and later recorded laws. (Of course many species have sounds they use to communicate with one another, but the human species is the only species that has written laws as well as verbal communications that can tell us how to behave in society.) These instinctual forces of nature are controlled by different laws in different countries that were created by either the rulers of the countries, the religious institutions that make up a majority in a country, and/or by the laws created by men in various forms of governments. The recorded history of civilization proves that when logic is applied to our recorded history, one discovers that our laws were derived from the principles that were conceived by the leaders of those groups. Although it is and always will be argued that these laws were inspired by God. It is with these laws that societies keep the masses from total chaos. It is with these laws that we (the human race) have given power by rule of law to governments to keep society civilized. We use these laws to teach children purpose, guidance, focus, and in some cases we use fear in order for them to become productive members of society. The most important point of all these laws is that we have invented them to control our natural urges (instincts), and help calm our minds by creating order in society. Mental illness is a defect in the thinking of individuals and is the biggest problem of every generation and always will be. Getting the vast majority of people to think and believe in the same vein is an almost impossible task yet it is the goal of this book. Please keep in mind that thisarticle hopes to point out how human instincts are the basis of most of our human actions.
We have to realize that these three instincts of Mother Nature (or God) that course through the minds of all of us are the same instincts in every human being in the world. From that realization we might one day recognize that these three instincts need to be governed by the same laws in every nation. That is the way to achieve peace in the world while allowing as much freedom as possible for individuals.
Difficult changes will need to be made in many countries to allow the majority to receive all of their democratic rights. Here are just two examples of major changes some nations may need to take. Communist leaders should allow free elections. The second is the granting of equal rights for women in Muslim countries. Both regions had good reason to allow rulers to make laws to protect women. Both geopolitical areas now have populations that are educated enough to make decisions by democratic rule. (We have learned that women no longer need the type of protection demanded by strict Muslim (Sharia) laws, and for that matter Orthodox Jewish laws either. Nor is there a need for other overprotective rulers in most societies of the world).
The world will have to understand that there will always be people with much too strong of a survival instinct. Some of these abnormal people will have the ability to become strong leaders that will be very skilled in communication. These leaders will be strong enough to rally groups of people to follow their thinking and to rally them to harm the majority. (One example of this success was Adolph Hitler.) Sometimes those leaders may become powerful enough to fool an entire nation or region. This means there will always be a need for a strong military. There will always be individuals who are narcissistically abnormal in other ways as well and will break criminal laws or sexual laws or civil laws. We will always need a police force to control the deviant behavior that is committed by these people who have lost control of one or more of these natural instincts.
The three natural instincts listed here are all equal in importance.
- The instinct to survive or as it is commonly known the will to survive (in modern times it also means the will to earning a living)
- The instinct to find personal pleasure (includes sex, overeating, drug use, alcohol use and laziness.)
- The herding instinct to be a part of a group that includes the desire to be part of a family or a religious group or social networks or a nation or a fan of a sports team. (All these groups and more satisfy our need to be part of a group.)
The three natural instincts differ in strength in all of us and rise and fall at different ages in all of us. Sexual attraction occurs in nearly one hundred per cent of humans. Many laws of nations were first created to protect women and children by controlling sexual behavior. They were conceived as all laws were created to give order to the community. These laws should always be maintained with some modern changes due to now accepted understandings of the differences in our adult likes and dislikes. As we make changes we have to be mindful of how our actions will affect the small community and the rest of the population at large. In most nations of the world we outlaw the polygamist lifestyle. Our past small village history tells us that polygamy often was a cause of acts of violence due to jealousy. It is a subject that will need to be debated today in modern society to see if the prohibition is still relevant. Some countries offer legalized prostitution. This issue should also be studied for its affects on the community before it is universally accepted. While on the other hand many countries have legalized gay marriage and accepted LGBT lifestyle choices because we are starting to understand that they are not freaks of nature but they are a common occurrence in nature and they have qualities that enhance not harm the communal society. It would be illogical to ban the LGBT from our communities.
It is the intent of this article to get people to think that since we all have the same three instincts we should all recognize the same basic laws for every nation. It is the intent of this article to get every person in the world to understand why these instincts that live in the human race are the reasons we have laws. Furthermore it is the intent of this article to show people that a Democracy is ultimately the best form of government for humans. It is also the intent of this article to get people to understand that their personal religious beliefs are for their own personal benefit and should not be forced on others. Whether you believe a Supreme Being gave the world these natural instincts (I do, more on that later) and then gave us the power to harness these instincts through our creation of the laws or you believe this new connected world was born totally from learning how to harness the three natural instincts of man and applying inventions from the human thought prowess to form this world society, in the end, it is your choice to make on this issue.