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Four Situational Realities Matrix

 

"Man is in nature, subject to its laws

even if he transcends it with his thoughts."

-Erich Fromm

Credo

 

"Source Code"  as  "The Matrix"

 

 

     These Four Situational Realities result in four basic feelings experienced by all humans from birth to death. These four earthly realities dictate how we are all psychologically the same and establishes the "source code" upon which all else follows. Our creative choices explain how we all become different. While these feelings biologically generate compensatory responses, we are free to make basic choices regarding the direction of expression.

     Early training in life will influence these choices but as we mature, our experience with life’s consequences and guidance from role models will create an inclination toward basic self-interest goals or basic social-interest goals, depending upon our self-knowledge and willingness to be courageous.  The consequences of our choices are serious.

     Inclinations toward intense self-interest require movements toward individualism, entitlement, domination and withdrawal. Ultimately, this response process leads to intense discouragement and impotency in life.

     As an alternative, feelings of encouragement result from satisfactorily compensating for the four basic feelings of inferiority, separateness, anxiety and movement by a sufficient display of social interest via efforts in the tasks of connection, cooperation, contribution and community. The goal oriented “pursuit of happiness” is, therefore, the persistent movement toward significance, belonging, usefulness and stability. Taken holistically, the reality of confidence and potency emerges.

     With education and guidance, striving toward these useful goals can create a positive experience in life for everyone and, at the expense of no one.

 

 

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