Friday, 26 June 2015

Some psychology of the 'collective'

The tie between the individual and the various collective he belongs to, and live within is still an unexplored area of ontological and metaphysical research. This area should have been an integral part of the study of the 'self' and 'entity' of man, as man's overt self, the entity known to himself and others, is a direct product of the 'collective'. ( Please share our dedicated philosophical work on the role of 'world' that act as a 'canvass', or 'space' for individual-egos to place-themselves in, at link: .blogspot.inselfandworldblogs)

The role and relevance of 'family atmosphere' and parents 

In simple language and understanding, we often say, 'family atmosphere' makes or breaks a man. This simply means and reiterates the central role of the most fundamental of human-collective, the parents, in creating an appropriate 'family' atmosphere for grooming the children in the 'right' way, or in the non-positive and 'wrong' way. This basic role of one's immediate 'collective' then extents to one's school and its 'atmosphere', the friends and peers-circle that the ward shares, the atmosphere at the work place when he grows-up as an adult, and then the 'atmosphere' of his country as a citizen, - -the impersonal and indirect 'collective'. Lastly, there comes the role and 'atmosphere' of one's age, or that of the 'world' he lives in, and belongs to !

If the 'family' certainly has a proven and evident psychological role in grooming the individual, there definitely have similar roles for the school, the peer-group, the work-place and then the country and the larger world.

The irrefutable responsibility of those are on the 'control' seats of all 'collective'

Who should be held responsible for making or breaking  the said 'atmosphere' at home, school, the peer-group, work-place, country and the world ? Without any doubt, the ones who hold 'control' at each of the above 'collective' ! This roles of 'control' could be 'natural' as at homes, peer-group ( because leader-ship in such groups occur naturally), but at schools, offices, country and the world, it is often matters of the general values, management -principles, political myths and norms, literary-influence, media-values and role etc.

What comes-out distinct and clear from the above seen central role of the 'collective' in grooming and influencing human-character is that, a whole lot depends upon the 'RESPONSIBILITY' of the ones in control of each type of collective! While the responsibility of the parents at home in upbringing the wards to be good human-beings, good for them-selves and for the world is undisputed, same is the role of the 'control-figures' at schools, peer-group, work-places, country and the world !

If the parents forget or ignore their such central responsibility in intentionally and painstakingly creating a happy, positive and healthy atmosphere at home, the children becomes hapless 'victims' of such atmosphere, like a bad,quality-less and defective factory from where bad and defective products come-out. Parents might also be hapless 'victims' of negative 'atmosphere' at their work-place, country and world, but their 'individual' responsibility must compel them to suppress all such negativity, and adopt and practice self-restraint and control over their such learned 'temperament', realizing their utmost 'responsibility' for NOT passing over such negativity into their children ! If they forget or ignore such utter responsibility, the wards will grow-up with negative character traits, and the parents themselves will have to suffer its direct-outcome when they will have to live with them at old age as dependents.

Similar is the nature of responsibility of the ones who run schools, work-places and countries. The ones in the 'control' seats can not and should not claim them-selves 'victims' of the negative treatment from the further-up larger 'collective',and act and rule arbitrarily over those who are under-them. Like in the example of parents above, they must intentionally and directly realize their responsibility as the 'canvass' and 'space' like role of the collective they exclusively 'constitute' and form, and ensure the 'atmosphere' of the collective under them to be conducive for grooming  positive lives !

The vicious and nasty nature of the larger 'collectives'; nations and the world !

At country and world level, unfortunately today, the systemic-set-up and the 'energies' ( the values, priorities, and chief concerns) in play, do not at all demand or calls for 'individual RESPONSIBILITY ! The 'control' system, ( politics) and the 'individuals' who seek to occupy such 'control' seats, do so, NOT out of any intention or interest to groom the rest of the people under their massive 'collective' to be positive men, but merely to relish the glory of such seats enjoy in the present-day world. Then, what such central collective of modern day ( especially political system of EQUAL- MEN- democracy) must represent to people ? It is a very serious and delicate theme, extremely relevant for modern age ! Please share our take at blog link:

Therefore, like wards get groomed under irresponsible and negative parents, most of the citizens in countries live negative and incomplete lives ! They do not realize their cosmic responsibility to remain as integrated entities with nature, as explained at our blog:

At the world stage, there is no agency today that internalize the role of 'control' group. The name sake entities like various UN agencies do not hold much respect, influence or independence in modern world. Member nations more or less act as personalized 'egos' of men, like 'hapless victims' groomed under irresponsible parents. In the above seen sense, modern world, and our age, is kind of ORPHANED in history...

Author: Abraham J.Palakudy
He is an ardent seeker and researcher on Mind,Reason,philosophy,spirituality and polity
Twitter: Voice of philosophy@jopan1

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