Dec 22, 2010, 10:50 AM
Schools must require the constant volitional focus of the child's mind. The primary acquired from education should come de facto from the lessons learnt.
It is the practice of focusing the mind on the fundamentals, which builds a mind filled with motivation, awe, self-esteemed, and the ability to teach one's self anything; through reason and focus of the mind.
The volition required to focus one's mind becomes lessened with experience and knowledge. The focusing of the conscious mind becomes habit. While the human mind is normally in ignorance until human uses volition to look at the truth, the mind may simply choose ignorance.
This is the mechanism that allowed our primitive ancestors to develop intelligence without being physically crippled by it. Ignorance though is not a way in which a human being can survive mankinds only tool of survival is the volitional focus of the mind.
Ignorance could be a dangerous endeavour when important items are ignored, or hominids are imagining a concept or reality other than that which exists. There had to be a mechanism to discriminate and impart value to the data imported to the internal mind. This would keep the hominids focused and allow him to know when he may be avoiding a truth that is essential to his well-being.
This mechanism had to develop concomitantly with intelligence and ignorance. The human being has very few instinctual behaviours, as compared to other animals. He lives by one instinct alone. An instinct of the mind-the one that drives man to view and value the truth.
Atavistic instincts exist in men, but our minds routinely override any action based upon these instincts alone. Having remnant instincts, which controlled the behaviours of his primitive ancestors, mankind’s primitive instincts express themselves as emotions. When a human being reacts instinctually to his imagination or his perception, he reacts emotionally and his behaviour becomes unstable and possibly dangerous to himself and those around him. Such savage and indeterminate behaviour creates an environment that is unhealthy to humans.
Once an individual realises that emotions are instincts being triggered by perceptions and imagination, emotions, in most cases, can be easily controlled by volitional focus of the mind and an acceptance of reality. Emotions do not "build up" when ignored. The primitive hormonal flood will dissipate as soon as the stimulus is relieved. The human mind can easily master these emotions or primitive instincts.
Emotions are the basis for all physical pleasure and joy. They are also the vehicle of anger in all of its flalours, such as hate, envy, and jealousy. All of these emotions are normally amenable, however the advanced instinct of man is not. This is an instinct not possessed by other animals. It is the instinct that evolved concomitantly with our mental abilities of intelligence and ignorance. When a human being uses imagination or irrational thought to evade the implications and acceptance of reality; the human body has a chemical reaction similar to our emotions but more subtle, systemic, and long lasting. It is the feeling that seems to exist deeply within each human being. It is the human sense of being, the human conscience. Evasion creates misery deep within a human. There are many names for this emotion, the most common being "guilt".
The emotion is cumulative, meaning that it builds in strength with each evasion. The human conscience is the instinct of the mind. The guilt or self-loathing is not an emotion. It is the human beings sense of life that monitors the efficacy of communication between our conscious mind and the internal working of the mind. It is more complicated than just guilt. It is the core of the human experience. It is a human's self-esteemed; the value a human places upon himself and his abilities to survive within reality. It is internal virtue.