Sustainable Development

Individual and Collective Psychological Freedom

Psychological freedom, whilst difficult to articulate adequately in words, is perhaps, the single most important of the five parts of Postcapitalism and it owes as much, if not more, to feelings & emotion rather than logic. Societies and individuals must address & seek healing for negative psychological patterns of behaviour, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental illness and emotional trauma in all its grim myriad forms. This section draws on the work and ideas of many different people including; non-violent communication; shame violence intervention; game theory; the flow state / the alpha brain-wave state; meditation.

Furthermore, humanity must recognise the destructive potential of those individuals who demonstrate the Dark Triad of psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism traits and keep them away from positions of power and incarcerate them when necessary. Furthermore, we must identify those people who are sometimes termed ‘pro-social psychopaths’ (those people who demonstrate the more functional aspects of psychopathy without the negative ones) and channel their skills and abilities into constructive pastimes. Moreover, those activities (including but not limited to; sports; music; fine arts; meditation) that foster a flow state would become central activities which would replace (intra-state & inter-state) war, domestic violence and sexual violence. Moreover, we must all recognise the personal, societal and global healing that needs to occur so that happy, reciprocal and mentally well-balanced humans are the norm. War, sexual violence, domestic abuse, poverty, debt, slavery, homelessness, unemployment, illiteracy and lack of education must become pieces to be viewed in the museum of human organisation.

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