The Basis of the Philosophy of Modern Man

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Submitted: June 13, 2017

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Who in their own personal mind, can be truly satisfied with the condition of both present and past society? Who can look at the interactions between people all throughout their life and say at the end of it, "I'm satisfied with the relationships between everyone, including strangers"? It seems unrealistic for any person to achieve truthful contentment concerning all of their lifelong relationships with other human beings. At the same time, who out there can truly say that they themselves have not been on the abhorrent side of these negative affairs? No doubt all humans have, at some point in time, been the "aggressor" in these confrontations and times of trouble. No doubt once again, that most people find it difficult to learn from these self-demoting experiences, let alone recognize them at all. It is always easier to examine and critique others than to recognize all the same faults within onesself. But if people are always confonting other people, and neither side has the capability to listen and consider their own faults, then where is there room for improvement for society as a whole? If everyone only deposited critique without withdrawing, or even thinking about any involving themselves, then where can there ever be anyone who isn't selfish, narcissistic, and self-driven? Furthermore, this gets into the topic of empathy. Not many people are capable of empathy. It is a complicated matter: being able to so thoroughly insert your mind into the thoughts of others. Those who are capable of it, have many options with it. Those who are capable of understanding others, but still merely care for themselves, those people take advantage of this skill by taking advantage of others. The others, are who most consider to be the "good people" of the world. These "good people" who are capable of extreme empathy, are the nearest-to-altruistic people on the earth. What makes these people so unique, isn't necessarily their goodness within themselves, because this couldn't exist at all without their talent of the so-called "mind insertion" skill. People like this always seem to know just what to say, do, and how to act around certain people. This is because they do know just how. These people understand themselves well enough and have enough insight on themselves to understand other people, which in their minds, just happen to be "other versions of themselves". When one can see others so highly and so closely as to think of others as himself, only this is when one can truly be one of the "good people" of the world. Only this, is when one can examine himself, understand himself, and ultimately, live for the good of others. Only this, is when "human altruism" is achievable.

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