E.M.A. FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
Earthborn Meta-Animation (E.M.A.) is about teaching people to be their own psychologist or parent in order to lead a full and prosperous emotional and philosophical life. To help this happen, a well planned out psychological platform (database) has been written by me, Andrew Voller, to ensure everyone’s individual problems are understood and countered correctly. Everyone has problems and we all need help at some point in our lives. Asking for help takes more courage and is far more effective than running away from reality.
Each person’s worries and problems are unique. Yet everyone reacts roughly the same when confronted with fear, anxiety, disillusionment, loneliness and a lack of social identity. Many animal species react similarly to us when isolated and mentally cornered too. It is worth noting that mammals very rarely exhibit disturbed or abnormal behaviour in the wild unless consumed by illness. We see from animals alone that when confined to an unnatural setting (zoo, cage, etc), especially away from lots of their own kind and accustomed natural foraging or hunting rituals, multiple counts of depressed posturing, metronomic pacing, aggressive retaliatory behaviour, increased scenting, etc, are behaviours exhibited through boredom and mainly stress. By observing animals as well as humans it is clear to conclude that mental illness is almost entirely caused by our unnatural setting and lack of investment and care in people’s emotional needs.
E.M.A. constantly gets us to acknowledge and accept that society is unfair and always has been. Scaling, falling and climbing social ladders is what we are and do, and that cannot be changed. But what we strive for can. There are all round benefits adopting a non-materialistic mind-set. What you may lose (false friends, some status, etc) is more than made up for with increased happiness, real achievements and a strong feeling you are on the right course. Our destiny does not lie with dog-and-bone advertisement and buying. We are far greater than that.
Madness is a socially created sequence of negative gestures and experiences instilled unwillingly into its controlled citizens triggering depressed displays. An average of about 3% of people from small remote villages and tribes exhibit western mental illness identifiers (such as anxiety, mania, etc) and our more technologically advanced and apparently more civilized system produces a staggering approximate 25% of mentally ill individuals! And they are the official cases documented which obviously doesn’t include anyone experiencing mental problems who refuses or is worried about seeking medical advice. In simplified terms, mental illness is not genetic; it is social.
The low tribal statistic for emotional problems (in many reports as low as 0.5 %) is just slightly higher than odd behaviour exhibited by wild animals (albino, ill, outcast from their group or herd, genetically malformed, etc). I add albino into the example and quickly point out it is a simple genetic difference (inherited in an autosomal recessive condition) and obviously nothing abnormal in our society at all. Yet albino animals are always picked on in the wild and often killed or hunted first. Anything which is different is immediately tested first then bullied; that is our way too. After all, we are human with more intelligent brains than any other species, so that increased capacity to think augments an opportunity to get things out of perspective and context. Mental illness is often the ability to negatively daydream well. By solving the food finding problem we have a lot more time and scope to explore our thoughts and desires than other mammals, which can lead us awry.
Keeping my analysis straightforward, we clearly see the valued time well-knit small communities invest in all members of their village, this being one of the main differences between our high depression and their high level of happiness. They have plenty of worries too, but on the whole are miles more content than the city vacuum-packed citizen who values friendship less and less as multifarious tasks erode their time. Also, the simplicity of tribal politics and living in a natural environment contributes heavily to becoming a well-rounded, caring and compassionate people. Do you know your neighbour, maybe, the ones three or four doors down, probably not, people in the next road, unlikely, everyone in your town, no?
Our society has too many in-groups and out-groups all jostling to find their place in a society lost in the enormity of a city landscape. It’s OK to have thousands of people all creating busy business, but because we don’t have a local community arena where everyone in the local area has a common interest and reason to meet and co-operate together – helping each other – no real community spirit exists, essential for the easier, friendly, helpful, supportive, familiar and caring society we all need and subconsciously miss. The development of mega-complex societies and big-block scenery has not gone well for our essential emotional needs. Feelings don’t like to be boxed; they need nurturing and caring for and that takes time, effort and reciprocal commitment.
If the cure is creating a better society, we could be waiting a long time, possibly forever, as humanity is well versed in producing the same peak-and-trough cycle of power investments throughout history. Prescription drugs are by no means the perfect solution, but if an individual feels weighed-down by the enormity or futility, etc, of their lives or life in general, then anything that helps could be a good start or permanent partial solution to one’s psychological problems. Equally, a person’s brain may not be wired – set-up – well to deal with such a false, unnatural social paradigm. In that case too medication could solve part, half or even all of your problems? Please thoroughly discuss all mental health issues with your doctor at length and do not feel afraid or embarrassed in any way: if it helps it helps, be it successfully enhancing synapse communication or even the placebo effect. If you feel any stigma attached then keep it a secret from anyone who may prejudice, and confide in understanding family or friends instead. Remember, caring too much about what others and the world thinks is common among people struggling with mental health issues. It’s important to do the right things for all concerned, including yourself first, and this cannot be achieved by hampering yourself with unnecessary rules and self-imposed constraints. Nearly every problem has an expedient solution.
Alternatively, to a fair society we haven’t got and need, we have antidepressants, friendships, family love, laughter and not taking things too seriously, direct problem solving, knocking off the job list slowly, being calm, insouciant conversation, woodland and park walks, connecting with nature, sex, film watching escapism (not too much), comedy shows, entertainment, romance, sunshine, snow, creativity (not too much), exercise (not too much), and many other alternatives and substitutes for healthy, non-profit village living. These are all things that can prevent or help greatly when confronted with emotional upset, trauma or depression, etc. Everything done in balance and moderation of course, otherwise a highlight can become a cause of discontent if flogged to death.
What does E.M.A. do to counter Humanity’s fundamental evolutionary mistakes? For a start it faces a few home truths about the place we live in, the people we share the planet with and the way we individually react to what’s going on. It’s no good progressing under a shadow of false social network assumptions, unreal interpretations of others judgments and/or a blanket of disguises covering our expressive feelings. There’s the world out there, our home life and the thoughts in our brain: three perspectives all fighting for dominance to achieve peace.
Authored by Andrew Voller
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