The Nature of Human Feelings

The Nature of Human Feelings

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Feelings are the only natural and universal connection that we all have as human beings.

Our feelings are the only things that we all have equally and in common.

There are differences in intellect, in social status, in cultural mores, in races and religions.

But we are very fundamentally alike in the recognition, perception, expression and resolution of our feelings.

En Francais:


Nos sentiments sont le seul lien, naturel et universel,

que nous avons tous comme êtres humains.

Nos sentiments sont la seule chose qui nous met sur un pied d’égalité en commun.

Nous existons d’une façon différente dans l’intellect, dans le statut social, dans les mœurs culturelles, dans les races, et dans les religions, mais nous sommes fondamentalement semblables dans la reconnaissance

Almost twenty years have passed since the first writing of TNOHF.  There is little that I would change about the causes, expression and resolution of feelings.  This introduction seems far removed from a book on feelings.  However, a better understanding of the universal nature of feelings leads to a society that knows itself better, reduces criticism, and becomes more cooperative. Building greater intimacy through a healthier selection of marital partners will also ultimately lead to more stable families and a stronger society.

The world picture has changed dramatically for the worse.  The rise of the Islamic world has reasserted itself with terrorism as its radical arm.  The purpose of this radical arm is the destruction of Democracy, the “sins” of democracy, Judaism, and Christianity.  Likewise destruction of this terrorist element had become a major purpose of democracy.  Meanwhile the third world’s poverty has continued and is one of the fuels of terrorism and is not sufficiently dealt with by the Western world.  There apparently is no dialogue between these ideologies in an attempt to define the differences in beliefs and to reconcile and move toward acceptance of these differences.  There seems to be an assumption that they are irreconcilable.

The UN has yet to be the unifying positive force in determining international purpose as its energy has had to be devoted to the control of the forces that wantonly destroy innocent human life in Kosovo, Lebanon, Darfur, and throughout the radical Islamic world.

For a resolution of the “Dilemma of Mankind” there has to evolve a much greater world purpose than presently exists.  This world purpose has to have a universal appeal since the other dominating systems do not.  The key to this greater purpose is acceptance, tolerance and concern of the safety and survival of humanity and the world that we live in.  But more than anything theworld leaders must agree and support such a higher purpose.  Finally, resources to help provide the third world with the essentials of food, shelter, clothing, better health and education have to be allocated.

May these writings stir such lofty goals!!!!

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