The Philosophy of Selfness
Selfness - "The understanding of the personal unconscious, the inner being and a person's essential individuality".
An open-minded individual understands why people live an illusion and worship accumulated wealth. “What a fool believes - He see’s”. Therefore he sees excessive possessions as indicators of wealth, intelligence and success. One second into “The Final Sleep” he becomes pauper: another owns his estate. What a fool he is to believe he owns anything…
The intelligent man knows living within one's means is, an accurate interpretation of the words 'successful' and 'wealthy'. He understands why many work for little money and accept debt as the way of life. This man knows why people accept a decade of retirement for fifty years of toil. And he sees the indoctrination of ‘Establishment, Media and Celebrity' leads populations to give away money exchanged for their life hours.
‘The Philosophy of Selfness’ helps an open-minded thinker discover different ways of reviewing the life experience. The thinker will realise society is a vacuum which takes all. He will realise nothing is given in return for his contributions: apart from manipulative rhetoric.
Selfness is about responsibility and integrity. The philosophy guides one to ask simple questions: ‘If you lived by your efforts and become responsible for your environment. Would life be easier? ‘Is this information true?’ ‘What can I conclude from this conversation?’ ‘Does this matter?’
Can you accept another man’s right to their opinion even though they are wrong? I recognise every human has a right to their own opinion and belief. I also know life is unfair, confusing and painful. I argue with no one. Without disagreement, feuds cannot manifest. I enjoy a brilliant life working with people who have diverse lifestyles and beliefs. Accepting they have beliefs opposed to my own and still working with them in harmony is one of the reasons for my happiness and success. Building trust and demonstrating fairness is paramount to success, and worth more than any possession.
The idea to accept and respect the opinions of other people is a compelling premise. Providing there is no attempt to influence, all is well. At the instant of sensing someone is inferring ‘My way is the way’ people, who desire to live within freedom will turn away. Test the idea of not interacting with those who seek argument or conflict.; it is a life skill which makes life comfortable and secure. I look after my environment and demonstrate truth and integrity. I expect the same from those I interact and work with: if they fail to meet expectations: we will not connect again.
My Fictional Work Focusses on The Philosophy
My fictional work examines the ‘The Philosophy of Selfness’ through the characters and situations in the stories. The fictional work is an extension of the philosophical endeavour. For example: When reading about Jake in ‘The Beekeeper’ or the unnamed character in ‘The Assassin’s Notebook’ you will find they have well defined characters behind the mask called 'persona'. Readers of the core book ‘The Philosophy of Selfness’ will understand the sentiments of the stories in the fictional titles.