Getting people to use their brains to associate positive aspects of society with doing the right thing.
Humility – looking past the initial dagger to one’s pride and seeing the bigger picture.
Caring / Love – don’t exist without accepting others and ourselves own faults. A judgeless relationship.
Hope – taking the vulnerable or hard work position when faced with unknowns such as doing something new, relationships, dreaming, safety net.
Joy – a group putting in work or giving into hope and having it come to fruition. Accepting one another.
Engaging – doing brainwork to understand where each other is coming from and acting in goodwill.
Sportsmanship – we like to compete for earned pride but we also protect the opponent’s pride. Games of pride make us feel alive but they should all exist under some moral fabric.
Working Pride – pride that comes from hard work, accomplishing something over time.
Education – putting in brainwork to accept the right answer over the temptation.
Respect / Manners – putting in work to raise society up and away from crudeness, grumpiness, boys club etc.
Courage / Honor / Integrity – facing fear for the collective, overcome convenience and toward doing the right thing. Honor doesn’t exist in a society that refuses to accept shame.
General Work – putting ourselves to work (viewed as attractive) to avoid making hell at the expense of others, unattractive laziness, gossip, judging. Even in biblical times there are warnings of undesirable outcomes from idleness and gossiping. With communication now at hyper speed, news everywhere and social media everywhere it doesn’t lead us to putting our best foot forward always.
Energy – The end of slavery, the environmental movement, civil rights, women’s right to vote, 40 hour work weeks, worker safety, a progressive tax system, food stamps etc. do not happen by themselves. They are made to happen. It takes both energy in the form of activism, free speech, political movements and a good clear message and educating others on what you want to change.
“Things don’t happen, they are made to happen”John F. Kennedy
The key to a successful society is to not let our emotions control us. In many cases we have to use our own moral compass to overwrite an initial fear, convenient answer, or desire to avoid a problem. Like a defiant child maturing and realizing some of the joys that can be had in buying into the work needed to be a contributing member of the family or team, there is no reason we can’t move past this phase into something more hopeful, more joyful. A group united in its enemies of compassion and foreignness is not a group worth existing in.