Why people are happy to have been there and done that? Experiences give out many things that make people happy about it. Whether it gives them pure pleasure, or a sense of accomplishment or some memories of it which makes them relive that pleasure in their mind, or some experiences just give you a lot of knowledge and improves yourself. But lets try to figure out why exactly these things are good
Fundamental purpose of Life :When a single celled amoeba consumes a piece of organic material around, and gets bigger in size and then reproduces/splits into two – the end result of the whole process a piece of organic thing being converted into the form of an amoeba. So the life force present in the original amoeba, has impacted surrounding matter. So thats the only objective behind every life/matter and the force that makes them..to make an impact someway on the medium around(it wud be a good thing to refer to my ‘The medium’ post). The only bad thing for a force is not make its impact on anything…or do something that ultimately leads to ceasing of its existence as an organism/ unit and its impact on anything . When organic/living things turn to dust,the stationary forces within the matter of dust doesnt get to make a lot of impact on surrounding objects, only living things do in comparison. Thus the existence of force as an alive organism is better than being trapped in a dead/lifeless object – i mean you gotta imagine this from the level of a basic force not from the point of an advanced being.
Why we seek what we seek: The motivations behind people wanting to acquire things, climb up the social ladder and wanting to be with hot/rich/powerful people is that when you are with them, you have both made an impact on them. Thats why its good. All those people at the top – rich,powerful,hot are all the ones that are making more of an impact in this world. people with power,money,creativity,kindness ..,whether you can accept and imagine it or not, will be able to make more of an impact. The same goes to hot people. Coz hot people somehow make heads turn, tend to get to preferred and get to the top and influence the other impactful people. Maybe you can appreciate someone who can feed a 100 poor for a day or a month, but the CEO of a large corp defintley makes a bigger impact in this world overall by influencing many people as possible. And thats why you are trying to maximise your impact by trying to being with those at the top and impacting them who inturn impact alot of others.With a hot partner , you think you can have a hot kid – your creation who will be more impactful. So I guess now you’ll be able to understand the totality of wanting to be with hot/successful/impactful people.
Now the human/animal brain is not perfect..We are supposed to feel pleasure for the things that increases our survival and the above objective and feel pain for things that decreases our objective. However, take the case of drug addicts or people who eat too much food..or just the act of jacking off, people feel pleasure doing these but it does not necessarily mean that they have made a big impact or positively contributed to their objective through that particular act. The same pleasure is felt by someone who actually impregnates a partner,brings a kid into this world and makes a big impact that way, compared to someone who is just doing it wearing a condom or just wacking off to porno.Also consider leaders like Gandhi or MLK or any president important person, men of such calibre/ideals would have probably worried about a lot of things throughout their life to become what they are and eventually make an impact and only for that few years feel the pleasure from their accomplishment. So more pleasurable existence doesnt mean a more impactful existence. Although good looking people (or rather people higher in component 1b below) will make heads turn and have more chance of influencing people, really intelligent people have a chance of affecting a lot of people/lives in a big way by means of inventing something or becoming a leader/ public intellectual etc – and thus people with higher score in component 1c has a higher chance of making a really big impact on the world. In order to make an impact , it doesnt mean one has to mingle and keep socialising all the time with all the people. People also are selective in choosing their friends and circle coz they dont wanna waste their effort on someone who is easily impressed – coz with those people the impact you made on them will be short lived. Or if some one was to hang out with dumb or classless people, what they are and their confidence level decreases and has a negative impact on themselves. So people do exercise discretion, but sub-consciously its all about maximising your objective function – which is to make an impact.
Who has had the better life? and who should be more happy?
So whose more awesome brad pitt type or eisnstein type or a world record setting mountaineer type? The factors by which you can evalutate yourself against other people follows….
I had already talked about(in other blogs) about why experiences pertaining to sex are more exciting than experiences pertaining to intellectual and other kinda achievements. say for eg a feat like climbing mt everest…its a hard one and not everyone can do it. But that doesnt make you better than many others becoz you dont really get to impact/influence other lives and get something out of it – to eventually make yours better and contribute to your agenda for survival in some way. For example if you are able to impress a hot girls, it means you have the skills to influence/have influenced people to serve your agenda of procreating with healthy,good looking children. If you are the president, you have influence over many people, but that influence is not gonna have a high gradient of direct consequences towards your personal survival. I mean being a president/PM is still much greater accomplishment becoz although you touch lives with a smaller gradient, you are touching millions of lives so it multiplies and thats a greater accomplishment than scoring just a hot chick. the same goes with being a scientist and creating technology that touches lives. But lets now try and classify this properly
1) inherent potential - The mountaineer has worked hard trained hard put in a lot of work to build up this skill level. But this mountain climbing skill doesnt necessarily help him impact/influence people/society at large compared to a guy who devlops a little swag/class and impresses a lot of people. There are 3 aspects to ones Inherent potential ( who is greater/better than who)
a) Pure potential level: Based on the sheer effort (including all kinds of efforts taken historcally over generations , from the perspective of groups) required to achieve this. I mean Its not just you doing stuff to be physically/mentally healthy/fit in this lifetime, but also how the efforts of your ancestors got transferred to you – adds up by a gradient to the inherent potential stored up in you. The luck factor also comes into play as people from coldr/mountainous regions tend to have nicer physical features rather than a group of people who are cooked in the sun for thousands of years
A world record mountaineer/skill : 70(his personal effort 60 and 10 fro historic)
brad pitt/appearance : 90 ( considering the fact that looks,class,confidence,background, the reputation of a group as a whole, etc takes generations to build up..and this also from a group perspective and not just a personal thing)( personal effort/luck 20 and 60 historic luck/effort)
Einstein/intellect : 100 ( personal effort 80 and 20 historic)
President/significance : 90 (personal effort 75 and historic 15)
So the reason why Einstein’s potential is higher, or Intelligence being a higher potential skill according to me is as follows. Consider the amount of evolutionary effort needed to get from a primitive simean to a einstein’s level of intellect , consider the amount of evolution required for the physical evolution between an ape and the physicality of a modern man like brad pitt. Somehow the intellectual evolution seems to be a greater effort/change. Also there is also an intellectual aspect for beauty/attraction and somehow the more intellectual races look more beautiful as well. Although the nerds lose their appeal because of their boring thought process, I believe that a more intelligent specimen can be more engaging/stimulating, if they channel their thought process in being more engaging and stimulating in a swaggy/attractive way. But intellect, depends more on the training an individual gets in his life time while also depending a bit on a healthy brain structure passed on genetically. Whereas, physical looks depend mostly on genetics and only a smaller extend on a personal effort…i mean if ur born with a not so attractive face, its kinda really hard becoming attractive, but a dumb guy can be educated. If you take the average white child, it it easy to make it into a personality/body like brad pitt rather than the mind of Einstein, same goes with an Indian child. But if you take an african child, it is easier to make it into a einsteins brain rather than the physicality of Brad pitt. This is because the physical changes like skin color is based a lot on time and genetics. people living in cooler climatic regions are lucky to have been living there for thousands of years where the sun doesnt damage and make you skin/muscles thick,saggy,with less collagen, not so fleshy etc , and with unnaturally high levels of melanin which is gonna reduce vitamin D synthesis, youth hormone synthesis and doesnt help with a proper bone structure and all that. Its just that physical appearence(and the efforts taken in this) is passed on more from generations but the intellectual effort is not so much passed on, genetically.But despite this, the potential(luck/effort) that goes into physical appearence is lesser than the effort/potential that goes into becoming intelligent. I guess everyone has different levels in the different components. Einsteing probably scored 25 points from his looks component and 75 from intelligence. brad pitt may be had 40 points from his intelligence and 50 from his physicality, that makes his overall potential 90. Its just that different components have different gradients of passability and acquirability of the efforts/potential thats stored in that component.
The above was just how much effort goes into getting a potential. The below is how these potentials are gonna be useful.
b) Ability to seek pleasure out of the skill: potential to get as many pleasurable moments in the future with their skills(and passon for their offsprings)
Mountaineer : 30
Scientist : 40
Brad pitt : 100
c) ability to influence and make an impact(in future)
Mountaineer : 10
Einstein/Technology people : 100
President : 90
Brad pitt : 50
2a) Experienced positive moments - It is the actual positive moments one experiences. generally guys with the swag factor tend to have more positive moments in life. In the above factor 1b we say brad pitt has more chances of having a pleasurable life, but what if he is locked up somewhere? and it doesnt happen
2b) Future positive moments (projected through your fitness for Life) - This takes into combination all of a persons’ skill level/inherent potential multiplied by a factor of pleasure gradient. When one sees another person, we also think about how well this guys is gonna live it up or not in the future. its the same as Factor 1b
3a) Actual Impact made : the impact made by the life force that makes up your cells, on the other living/non-living things in this world and shapes future events and things. This is the ultimate purpose of the life force within you . I mean the higher scores in 2a, probably higher here as well but not always the case like explained above. even an average guy can get to save the lives of a lot of people and be impactful and a hero/villain in this world.
3b) Projected Impact Made : Its the same as 1c
So some people might be very skillfull/talented. Some people might have a very pleasurable/positive life. But the main purpose of life is to be an impactful person. Just because you see someone surrounded with good looking people and looks like he is having a pleasurable life, it doesnt mean that the person has had the better life. Maximising the impact rather than pleasure is the ultimate objective of life. pleasure is just a proxy objective. Me personally and obviously would categorise myself as the intellectual type rather than from a attractive/fun background/circle. But thats okay..i get around 10-15 visitors to my blog a day, 1 or 2 i guess read em and ponder over what i write seriously. Atleast once a week people search ‘jayanpsk blog’ and things like that to come back and read abt various things i say here and my youtube videos(thousands of view in a week) and this is pretty good for me considering the profound nature of subjects i deal with(though not many people would concede any appreciable abstraction). So I consider myself making more of an impact that those english speaking-wannabe coconuts and supposedly living it up , hi-fi crowd from bangalore or bombay or delhi or wherever. In my other blogs I have dealt with how South Indians/Tamils are Intelligent but unlucky wrt looks. They do not have neotenous physical features and consequently their culture has evolved into some thing less neotenous/fun and more mature/conservtive and lacking playful/aggressive qualities. But to re-iterate, Intelligence can actually lead to the group being more engaging/stimulating and so if we are able to live in cooler/better climatic regions for sometime with liberal/neotenous lifestyle, we too can develop the neotenous physical/intellectual features. On Average South Indians have more inherent potential (1a factor) even and with the looks factor and 1c. Anxiety makes people ugly and relaxed people are good looking. Read my blog http://jayanpsk.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/north-indians-vs-south-indians-comparitive-classification-of-aspects-of-intelligence/ on why tamils are the most intelligent group, be proud of yourself and relax