The aim of AlignU is to address the root cause of societal ills that factors in everything that humanity has learned up to this point. The communication and access to informatiom capabilities provided by technology have made it possible and starting now just make sense. It is also very practical. The way to address the problems at the root simply involves individuals (you), learning how to optimally feel in control of their own life and face adversity without it leading to resentment. A clear win-win.
The AlignU perspective is one of striving for increasingly accurate conceptualizations of the human condition. The only healthy belief is the belief that beliefs must evolve over time. From that, practical solutions to individual and societal problems emerge. Traditionally, “solutions” do not account for fundamental aspects of human psychology, biology, or historical knowledge. They come from one or two perspectives. Not all of them. The root causes have never been addressed for a reason. Besides the fact that science has only recently been able to catch up to ideas embedded with the mythology of ancient cultures, our brains naturally attempt to explain the world in ways consistent with the individuals particular domain of familiarity. An articulation of the root causes is not bounded subject domains.
Becoming an expert in the vast ocean of information that make these domains is not possible. Achtypes are what provide a solution to that problem by providing a conceptual frame of reference. The term, originally coined by Carl Jung, describes an underlying organizational structure that the human experience maps onto and emerges from. It appears to predates human consciousness. As such, it is unchanging throughout time and is shared by people of all cultures and from all eras. Functionally, means there is a plot to a story you must play out if you desire to reach your full potential. The Hero’s Journey describes this plot. What else would do besides try to be s hero of your very own story?
The implications of this are unknown. It is consistent with both scientific and spiritual knowledge. You are free to believe what you wish. The AlignU philosophy does not make determinations of truth based on ambiguous labels. Information is judged on its merits alone. If an archetypal concept that is consistent with what we know with the human experience does not have known biological substrate, it is not evidence of its non-existence. That false assumption is typical.
Cyclical and patterned experience of the individual similarly occur at the societal level. The societal level journey is reflected by periods of prosperity leading to a point at which the society level ego evolve to something improved in order to support a foundation for something better. It would be assumed that peaceful globalization would be a development that would signify a point where “character development” would be needed. Knowing that history shows us that great civilizations have always collapsed, the aim of AlignU to address to facilitate cultural evolution in a practical way is ever more important.
Using the unadulterated truth of that which is unchanging, an approach to the problem consistent with all the evidence is tenable. The archetypes can be used as a map for connecting a wide variety of subject domains in a way allows for a potential for your individual growth that simply is not impossible otherwise. You cannot gain control over the creation of your life and personal satisfaction if the interpretation your life experiences excessively goes against that which they mean from an archetypal sense. From that perspective, fears contain truth that you need. Set backs and challenges are normal.
Plenty of people have a great mindset. The difficulty is with articulating it in a way that is consistent with established scientific knowledge and human history. There is typically gaps in knowledge that can be left out despite being of critical importance can filled. It is also difficult to internalize without knowing the core underlying themes. When themes are overlayed with established knowledge, the end result is a philosophy that brings together that of the East and West. That naturally arises due to the fact the concept counter forces forming a complete whole is itself archetypal. It is reasonable to presume that the ideal future of globalization would be based on culture the reflects a combination of East and West. That is an example of archetypes are used to help bring direction and validation when conceptualizing the human experience.
basics of approach
The most practical approach to addressing societal ills through empowerment of the individual with the knowledge required to feel in control of their life. Don’t worry. Being a evil person does not fit on the archetype map. Confronting and defeating evil does however. Such an idea is consistent with the fact that becoming fearless by facing challenges in head on is what allows being more loving. That point is why this approach is central to this why this approach is best. Becoming resentful and feeling hopeless i in response to life’s challenges is what leads to the irrationality in politics and elsewhere. A defensive mindset automatically increases bias and reduces the capability accommodate new information.
Fundamentally, this boils to truth and reason. That is what we need and it starts the individual. If we can put human experience in perspective, we able to address our problems without fear of any truth. This perspective includes that fact all humans share the experience of suffering. We can’t let it cause the resentment that leads to dangerous conflict. The solution to this is finding a purpose and orienting your life towards achieving that which is meaningful to you. Many believe this to be important. What we don’t know is how important, why it is important, and how to go about it in practical manners.
If you have never thought about integrating a purpose into your life, it is very hard. Youth today are often in the situation of having little to now knowledge about ideas like meaning and purpose. It is absent from our discussions on well-being even though it is arguably the most important factor that you actual have control over.
It is so important for society because it is what allows you to not become resent and face challenges in stride. It makes you fearless because there is no truth to hide from when the reason for your life extends beyond such concerns. The logic and reasoning behind that perspective can be found on the site. Information on how to go about practical incorporation of that knowledge into life pursuits is what AlignU is about. It is about aligning your thoughts and actions with your interests, desire to live a meaningful life, and a reason for living. That reason is your purpose. The connection with it develops over time. We are not naturally good with long term perspectives. That is one of the critical, yet neglected components to living life optimally.
There are mental and emotional hurdles associated with living such a life that are also must addressed. This includes the intimidation factor and adjustment having long term goals. With having aspirations far beyond current abilities, it is hard to conceptualize how thegradual progress will play out. You must realize every human accomplishment started with one step. You don’t need to know all the steps along the way. You only need to keep taking the next one. The ego focuses on getting what it can right now. A purpose makes you more patient. The process involves reorienting to goals with deeper meaning. Doing that means stability and peace.
What is this deep meaning? It is interests you have had since a child expressing themselves in a way that is unique to you. If you then also aim to leave a positive impact on the world after you die, you develop into someone who is not dependent upon others for their own life. Then you are fee to create the life you want. Your psyche become in balance when your itch of curiosity is being scratched, your skills are utilized to help others, and are patient enough to accomplish goals that will have an impact that extends beyond your life.
Just chill out and be confident in knowing you can’t do anything more than take one step at a time. Sound good? The whole journey is not known. Especially when are starting out. Does it make sense to assume that the first thing you try will the “the one?” No. You keep trying things until you have developed to the point of being to ready for it. By reading this you have proven you can take a step. Keep going!
What you will find
1. A growing source of scientifically validated resources on learning how to set goals that are good for you and society
2. Guidance on process of discovering deeper meaning in life so that you are resilient in face of challenges. This puts that which would normally feel bad in perspective and makes you a more enjoyable person to be around
3. Practical considerations in how to actually go living a life with purpose. Such as information how to start building a network by volunteering
4. The science and logic behind it all. Unlike other life achievement resources, it is consistent with and factors in both Eastern and Western philosophy using archetypes
5. Links to validated resources. There is a lot of information out there that give false since of confidence in the advice. They typically address symptoms by providing temporary or incomplete knowledge.
All improvements occur one step at a time. In order to improve, a community needs good people, a state needs good communities, a country needs good states , and a world needs good countries, This all it starts with YOU living a satisfying life while helping others. You life matters more than you could know. What you do or don’t do has impacts the far beyond the environment you operate in on daily basis. Even more significant than that, they extend past your life and infinetky onto the future.
What else would you even do besides pursue personally meaningful goals that make the world better? Life will be over before you know it. That’s just the truth. The truth is perfect. Understanding that means you know you are too.
But If it is so obvious, then why isn’t it discussed more as a culture? The simple answer is that it’s hard and we don't know how. We all have bad habits, insecurities, character flaws, and have violence innate to our biology that have to be dealt with for you to reach your potential. It's no fun to acknowledge that, but it is actually how to not let those negative aspects be acted out. It is working towards goal that create true positive change which requires taking actions that lead to a confrontation with to your fears. The goal here is to learn how effectively achieve goals in so that you have no reason to be ashamed of any flaws. There is no reason to worry about what others think when you know you are in the process of creating a better life for yourself and they are not. Hopefully they are, but that's not really the norm.
Fears are those uncomfortable situations that we all try to avoid. But when you avoid them, they remain where they are and you turn around go back. It does not have to be that way. It is okay to be scared. It is not okay to hide from it. It is not okay to do whatever you can do to convince yourself that they don’t exist and let yourself be controlled by anxiety. If you feel confident that you are in control of your life and headed where you want, then you should stop reading. If you think learning negative things about yourself is not worth creating satisfying and lasting benefits to society, then stop. If you are fine with society and your life as it is, then stop. If your are interested making the most out of your short time on Earth, then keep reading. If you think it would be exciting to see what you are capable of when acting from place a love, instead of a place of fear, then keep reading. If realizing the truth of how what you do in life creates an infinite chain of cause and effect that has real impacts on future of humanity... If the question of what would be better than acting in ways that has the most positive impact on the future of humanity is difficult to answer…keep going. Just remember, this does not mean it will be easy. It means your struggles and efforts will actually do good, instead of just causing pain. Do you want to believe that you could do so much good that people in the World now and in the future will suffer significantly less and experience more joy? You should because it is true even if you don't. And you will be rewarded in that effort. No without struggles, but it won't be because of fear. It will because you are pushing the boundaries of what you are capable and getting stronger. If you want to know the no sugar coating approach and no "fake science" process to living your best future...take another step and keep reading. One at a time. No matter how amazing, everything started with one small step.