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Discussion #33 - Drama (Politics)

Almost everyone enjoys a little drama in their life (some more than others). Whether it be in the home, work-place, school, club, church, etc. Any time there is a group of people gathered together for any reason, you will find drama. Some people live for it, some are annoyed by it, and some are downright terrified of it. Either way, if someone is feeling overly stressed in life, 99% of the time this is the cause.

Don't get me wrong, drama adds a lot of spice to life, and makes it far more interesting. Like most things in life, it's the extremism that is the problem. Unfortunately, extremism is normally far more exciting than moderation, causing many to crave that endorphin rush. If there is not a lot of "arse factor" involved, then almost everyone enjoys a little drama in their life. The key is to monitor whether given situations (or people) are causing you to enjoy the drama, or be stressed out by it. Normally if a person's career, friendships, or family harmony are being threatened by it, it's not enjoyable. You may have to tweak your life a little, but if you can successfully pull this off on a regular basis, you will notice a massive improvement in your everyday health and happiness.

In fact, it's my personal opinion that this is the holy grail of slowing down the aging process (to a crawl). A lifestyle of extreme drama and/or "arse factor" is a sure-fire method of rocketing to your grave-site. Other key elements are time management (verses constant rushing), quality sleep and nutrition. The vast majority of stress from any form of work comes from dealing with other people (not the work itself), and/or unrealistic productivity expectations.

Generally, people politic each other pretty good these days, it's part of the darker side of our competitive spirit. The result of this is a chipping away of our general peace of mind. Not many people enjoy focusing on the mental activities that take place in the subconscious levels of the mind. A good analogy would be that you're on a cruise ship in Alaska, but the ship's sonar or similar equipment isn't working. You & the crew can see the tops of the icebergs above the water, but have no idea what's really going on below the surface. How long before the ship hits an ice reef or similar & sinks to the bottom?

Ignoring what is going on, bubbling and simmering down there is never a good idea in the health department. The endocrine system is continuously reacting to our subconscious, often without us even being aware. The people around us can be our biggest source of joy in life, and they can also be the biggest source of stress. It really depends on the attitudes of the people involved, which determine the "vicious-level" of the drama. In many of the drama-battles in life, what people are really after is control, which they may or may not deserve, depending on the situation.

Another more vulgar way to word this, would be that some need more emotional horsepower under the hood than others to get their spiritual rocks off. Many use extreme drama for this purpose. A fun thing to try is actually saying something positive or nice about someone in a gossip situation, especially in a group that is dog-piling negativity & AF on them. It'll blow their minds.

In a more global sense, in political arenas around the world, much of the conflict we see is being fueled by a thirst for drama, as many are extremely entertained by it. Unfortunately, allowing the endocrine system to be in charge of the mind is a very dangerous thing, and does not normally lead to wise decisions being made. What normally happens is priority is given to, and people are motivated by whatever draws the most personal attention, sense of purpose, & petting of the ego. This is largely why there are such opposing views on virtually every major issue on earth.

Often more "type A", aggressive, or competitive individuals confuse human "niceness", humility, and a more laid back & relaxed personality for a sort of "lameness" or weakness that is simply not the reality (in many cases). Social aggression is not necessarily an indication of extreme intelligence or wisdom. In fact, it's typically the opposite. Backbone & confidence are, however, strong indicators of inner strength & wisdom, & this is where much of the confusion arises.

It's in this area especially, where the human personality becomes incredibly complex. Many women actually prefer to see a fair bit of aggression in their men, and that makes this one of the most bizarre & misunderstood aspects of human drama & interaction. There is the whole macho "man's man" or "bad boy" thing that many women seem to respond favourably to. Some of us are "adrenaline junkies" or "party animals", & others are looking for a more peaceful, stable, serene & sophisticated social environment. This reality further proves just how unique we all are, which definitely helps to make life far more interesting.

There is an optimal normal "social viciousness level" that we each seek out and seem to enjoy on a fairly regular basis. Some like only a little, some like a lot, and everything in between. Many are literally bored when dealing with those with a lower AF level. This is a big part of that bit of "beast" that lies deep within each of us. While we are very different from the creatures that reside in the animal kingdom (as we possess will power and self-control), we still possess some serious animalistic behavior traits, and this would be one of the biggest and most powerful.

The world does not place a huge amount of value on humility, but (if you believe in his existence), God does. When you look at the amount of time we'll be spending alive on earth, and compare it to how much time comes after that (or eternity), I'd say it's a little wiser to care about what God thinks over mankind. If you are a compassionate, humble person, you would be wise to surround yourself with mainly (reasonably) like-minded individuals (if you haven't already). This will create a far more positive, constructive, & enjoyable form of drama for you and your family's souls to be immersed in on a regular basis.

Here's a thought that's a bit mind-blowing. What if a big part of the reason for our relatively short physical existence here on earth, is to test the character of our soul. If our spirit does live on after death, I would say that this is very likely true. This ideology would also not exclude any particular religious belief system. In life, there are those who always seem to make out like bandits in the drama department, and those who seem to constantly be getting crucified. This is mainly because compassion and competition are polar opposites, and most are living for the latter. The AF level of you, combined with the levels of those around you, will mainly determine how healthy the drama is in any given social or political situation.

Another huge factor is our basic genetic personality type. The more rare our type is, the less we tend to "fit in" with a typical group of people. Having a rare personality type is not necessarily a bad thing, as we tend to "follow the herd" far less, but it does tend to create some challenges in the social department. A simple 20 minute free online test will determine which basic type you are, just google 16 personalities & fill in your answers to this short personality test. Knowing who you are, & why you do the things you tend to do, is an extremely powerful tool in maximizing your life & quality time in this mortal existence of ours.

the most basic & core difference of anyone's personality is that of being introverted vs extroverted. Basically, if you're an introvert, avoid drama like the plague, & if you're an extreme extrovert, you'll probably enjoy as much of it as you can get your hands on. Obviously, there are also many shades of grey in between.

Drama is a form of stimulation, and there are many in this life who can never seem to get enough of it. This is the main reason why "stimulation junkies" are normally "drama junkies" as well. The philosophy that many DO possess of "almost everything in moderation", generally leads to far more health & happiness in this life than the also common extremism philosophy. That being said, it's still extremely healthy (& enjoyable) to have a jolt of adrenaline course through your veins every now & then. It's just not healthy when it's virtually all the time.

Here's a tip for all you singles out there, who are looking for a life partner; If you are looking for someone who is capable (& interested) in feeding you a lot of "turbo-stim" on a fairly continuous basis, be aware that these individuals may not always be the "nicest" people on the block. People can put on an incredible act in the beginning, but it doesn't take long for the true colours to shine through. Of course there are always exceptions, but in my observations thus far, this definitely seems to be the big trade-off. There is nothing in this life that is a bigger factor to your health & overall happiness, than the nature of the daily drama your life will be immersed in. This will be determined by the character of you, & those around you. I'm not saying that all nice people are "boring", but that many in this life are looking for, & are really only entertained by, far more "extreme" behavior. Others hunger & thirst for far less.

This world is jam-packed full of drama queens (both male & female), and unless you really enjoy a lot of it to the extreme, I strongly suggest paying a fair bit of attention to this aspect of life. Especially if you value your health & peace of mind.
Discussion #33 - Drama (Politics)

Almost everyone enjoys a little drama in their life (some more than others). Whether it be in the home, work-place, school, club, church, etc. Any time there is a group of people gathered together for any reason, you will find drama. Some people live for it, some are annoyed by it, and some are downright terrified of it. Either way, if someone is feeling overly stressed in life, 99% of the time this is the cause.

Don't get me wrong, drama adds a lot of spice to life, and makes it far more interesting. Like most things in life, it's the extremism that is the problem. Unfortunately, extremism is normally far more exciting than moderation, causing many to crave that endorphin rush. If there is not a lot of "arse factor" involved, then almost everyone enjoys a little drama in their life. The key is to monitor whether given situations (or people) are causing you to enjoy the drama, or be stressed out by it. Normally if a person's career, friendships, or family harmony are being threatened by it, it's not enjoyable. You may have to tweak your life a little, but if you can successfully pull this off on a regular basis, you will notice a massive improvement in your everyday health and happiness.

In fact, it's my personal opinion that this is the holy grail of slowing down the aging process (to a crawl). A lifestyle of extreme drama and/or "arse factor" is a sure-fire method of rocketing to your grave-site. Other key elements are time management (verses constant rushing), quality sleep and nutrition. The vast majority of stress from any form of work comes from dealing with other people (not the work itself), and/or unrealistic productivity expectations.

Generally, people politic each other pretty good these days, it's part of the darker side of our competitive spirit. The result of this is a chipping away of our general peace of mind. Not many people enjoy focusing on the mental activities that take place in the subconscious levels of the mind. A good analogy would be that you're on a cruise ship in Alaska, but the ship's sonar or similar equipment isn't working. You & the crew can see the tops of the icebergs above the water, but have no idea what's really going on below the surface. How long before the ship hits an ice reef or similar & sinks to the bottom?

Ignoring what is going on, bubbling and simmering down there is never a good idea in the health department. The endocrine system is continuously reacting to our subconscious, often without us even being aware. The people around us can be our biggest source of joy in life, and they can also be the biggest source of stress. It really depends on the attitudes of the people involved, which determine the "vicious-level" of the drama. In many of the drama-battles in life, what people are really after is control, which they may or may not deserve, depending on the situation.

Another more vulgar way to word this, would be that some need more emotional horsepower under the hood than others to get their spiritual rocks off. Many use extreme drama for this purpose. A fun thing to try is actually saying something positive or nice about someone in a gossip situation, especially in a group that is dog-piling negativity & AF on them. It'll blow their minds.

In a more global sense, in political arenas around the world, much of the conflict we see is being fueled by a thirst for drama, as many are extremely entertained by it. Unfortunately, allowing the endocrine system to be in charge of the mind is a very dangerous thing, and does not normally lead to wise decisions being made. What normally happens is priority is given to, and people are motivated by whatever draws the most personal attention, sense of purpose, & petting of the ego. This is largely why there are such opposing views on virtually every major issue on earth.

Often more "type A", aggressive, or competitive individuals confuse human "niceness", humility, and a more laid back & relaxed personality for a sort of "lameness" or weakness that is simply not the reality (in many cases). Social aggression is not necessarily an indication of extreme intelligence or wisdom. In fact, it's typically the opposite. Backbone & confidence are, however, strong indicators of inner strength & wisdom, & this is where much of the confusion arises.

It's in this area especially, where the human personality becomes incredibly complex. Many women actually prefer to see a fair bit of aggression in their men, and that makes this one of the most bizarre & misunderstood aspects of human drama & interaction. There is the whole macho "man's man" or "bad boy" thing that many women seem to respond favourably to. Some of us are "adrenaline junkies" or "party animals", & others are looking for a more peaceful, stable, serene & sophisticated social environment. This reality further proves just how unique we all are, which definitely helps to make life far more interesting.

There is an optimal normal "social viciousness level" that we each seek out and seem to enjoy on a fairly regular basis. Some like only a little, some like a lot, and everything in between. Many are literally bored when dealing with those with a lower AF level. This is a big part of that bit of "beast" that lies deep within each of us. While we are very different from the creatures that reside in the animal kingdom (as we possess will power and self-control), we still possess some serious animalistic behavior traits, and this would be one of the biggest and most powerful.

The world does not place a huge amount of value on humility, but (if you believe in his existence), God does. When you look at the amount of time we'll be spending alive on earth, and compare it to how much time comes after that (or eternity), I'd say it's a little wiser to care about what God thinks over mankind. If you are a compassionate, humble person, you would be wise to surround yourself with mainly (reasonably) like-minded individuals (if you haven't already). This will create a far more positive, constructive, & enjoyable form of drama for you and your family's souls to be immersed in on a regular basis.

Here's a thought that's a bit mind-blowing. What if a big part of the reason for our relatively short physical existence here on earth, is to test the character of our soul. If our spirit does live on after death, I would say that this is very likely true. This ideology would also not exclude any particular religious belief system. In life, there are those who always seem to make out like bandits in the drama department, and those who seem to constantly be getting crucified. This is mainly because compassion and competition are polar opposites, and most are living for the latter. The AF level of you, combined with the levels of those around you, will mainly determine how healthy the drama is in any given social or political situation.

Another huge factor is our basic genetic personality type. The more rare our type is, the less we tend to "fit in" with a typical group of people. Having a rare personality type is not necessarily a bad thing, as we tend to "follow the herd" far less, but it does tend to create some challenges in the social department. A simple 20 minute free online test will determine which basic type you are, just google 16 personalities & fill in your answers to this short personality test. Knowing who you are, & why you do the things you tend to do, is an extremely powerful tool in maximizing your life & quality time in this mortal existence of ours.

the most basic & core difference of anyone's personality is that of being introverted vs extroverted. Basically, if you're an introvert, avoid drama like the plague, & if you're an extreme extrovert, you'll probably enjoy as much of it as you can get your hands on. Obviously, there are also many shades of grey in between.

Drama is a form of stimulation, and there are many in this life who can never seem to get enough of it. This is the main reason why "stimulation junkies" are normally "drama junkies" as well. The philosophy that many DO possess of "almost everything in moderation", generally leads to far more health & happiness in this life than the also common extremism philosophy. That being said, it's still extremely healthy (& enjoyable) to have a jolt of adrenaline course through your veins every now & then. It's just not healthy when it's virtually all the time.

Here's a tip for all you singles out there, who are looking for a life partner; If you are looking for someone who is capable (& interested) in feeding you a lot of "turbo-stim" on a fairly continuous basis, be aware that these individuals may not always be the "nicest" people on the block. People can put on an incredible act in the beginning, but it doesn't take long for the true colours to shine through. Of course there are always exceptions, but in my observations thus far, this definitely seems to be the big trade-off. There is nothing in this life that is a bigger factor to your health & overall happiness, than the nature of the daily drama your life will be immersed in. This will be determined by the character of you, & those around you. I'm not saying that all nice people are "boring", but that many in this life are looking for, & are really only entertained by, far more "extreme" behavior. Others hunger & thirst for far less.

This world is jam-packed full of drama queens (both male & female), and unless you really enjoy a lot of it to the extreme, I strongly suggest paying a fair bit of attention to this aspect of life. Especially if you value your health & peace of mind.