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Behaviour and Motivation, Overcoming Stress and Anxiety

Behaviour and Motivation

  1. Behaviour is purposeful, directed towards some end. That is, it is motivated.
  2. The driving force is need.
  3. The direction is towards perceived reward and away from perceived punishment.

It is what one does not have that one wants, one works to achieve that which one needs.

Once basic needs are satisfied they cease to act as drives and are replaced by needs of a higher level. So that higher-level needs are predominant when lower-level needs are satisfied.

So that we can now look at the needs and wants people strive to achieve:

1. First there are certain basic needs which have to be satisfied if people are to exist and survive, such as:
Food and shelter, clothing and warmth.
Affection and esteem.
Friendly and trustful co-operation and companionship.
Security from external threats (protection from attack).

2. Then other (higher level) needs make themselves felt, such as:
Independence from domination by others (because of need, for example).
Security from internal threats (losing job, criminal activities, political persecution).
Housing, education, good health.
Help when in need.
Constructive work.
Constructive leisure activities.

3. To which we can add the (still higher) ones:
Challenging work, which means scope to work at increasing levels of skill and usefulness and thus of pay to the maximum of one's ability.
Maintaining, and the chance for improving, one's position relative to colleagues.
Recognition of success by others (leads to feelings of self-respect, strength and confidence).
Fair share of the national income and wealth.
Fair share of the international income and wealth.

These then are the needs and wants people strive, indeed struggle, to satisfy and overcome. People will co-operate with each other and work hard and well to satisfy these needs and gain much satisfaction from doing so.

  1. Attaining goals leads to feelings of self-respect, strength and confidence.
  2. Few people are able to continue a pattern of achievement and success without the added encouragement provided by others recognising their achievements.
  3. Continued failure and frustration and defeat can result in feelings of inadequacy and a withdrawal from competitive situations.
  4. Persistent lack of rewards leads to a view of society as being hostile and unrewarding.
See   MOTIVATION: Summary
Also see   The Will to Work: What People Struggle to Achieve

The Struggle for Independence and a Good Life

People are aware of their own position in the community, of the pecking order and of their place in it. Changes are noticed and felt. Indeed people are often intensely concerned about the threat of increasing differentials and about whether they are moving up or down, gaining or losing.

In other words, people strive to maintain and improve their position, in this way striving to receive their share of the increasing national income and wealth.

In addition people are both aware of and concerned about the large differences in the standard of living which exist between different countries. Their commitment to their own community depends on the style of management and on the success of the community, depends on the extent to which the community serves them and satisfies their needs. In other words, people will strive for the community to the extent to which they see it as satisfying their needs or as a means for satisfying their needs.

Now if you look again at the list of needs and wants then the one thing which stands out is that they are not special. This is what people need and want, this is what people are striving to achieve and nowadays this is what people could have. And yet all around we see people struggling at the different stages to achieve the next step.

That progress arises only as the result of struggle is expressed in many different ways. Consider it from the point of view of the workplace. No matter how paternal the company, the employees know that whatever they are getting arises from the self-interest of the employer and is likely to be the result of confrontation and of a balance between negotiating strengths. And yet commitment to the objectives of the owners and directors, for example a company's objectives, comes from the extent to which the company serves its employees, comes from the extent to which it helps them to achieve their needs and wants.

How come that all around us we see progress being achieved only as the result of struggle?

See   The Will to Work: What People Struggle to Achieve

Subconscious Activities of the Mind

It is accepted that arising from the subconscious, that is of unknown origin, we

can be put temporarily under a state of duress, of compulsive thinking and acting, that the wrong word can be slipped into one's mouth, that one can be made to forget the name of the person one is about to introduce, that we can hear 'voices' having a thoroughly personal character.

And that ideas, suggestions or comments about a subject can suddenly appear in one's conscious mind even while one is doing something quite unconnected with that subject. Appearing as thoughts and ideas expressed in one's own language, at times as images which are language-independent. Of unknown origin, of unknown purpose.

And people are listening to projected thoughts (hearing 'voices') which can have knowledge and skills beyond the receiver's comprehension, which can inform and guide as well as mislead. People may at times be listening to two voices speaking to each other.

And people may receive ideas visually when awake and by way of dreams which communicate primarily by images, and these are independent of language. Dreams also occasionally contain information beyond the experience, knowledge or understanding of the dreamer, and some people consider that dreams may be understood as messages sent to 'guide' or sent to 'destroy'.

So it appears that telepathic communications and telepathic manipulation of a person's speech and body movements, are established facts.

Further, we are able to communicate intentionally (that is 'consciously') with our autonomic nervous system and by visualising ask it to control body functions and to affect our body's immune system. Clinical trials have shown remarkable success in areas such as the treatment of cancer and heart disease. In other words, we can consciously modify the mind's subconscious control of body functions.

Which leads one to the logical deduction that physical symptoms and illnesses can be caused, and cured, telepathically.

See    Manipulated Individuals   from which this information was extracted.

Wishful Thinking and Persistent Thoughts

Wishful thinking can provide hope and motivate. What matters here also is whether one's thoughts are positive and constructive or the opposite. What matters are the principles by which one lives.

To believe in something is to accept the something without question, to accept it as being so regardless of reality, to accept it as being so on the authority of the source of the information because it is beyond one's understanding. Here again what matters is the content of one's beliefs, what matters are the principles by which one lives.

A persistent idea or thought may keep popping up in our mind. We may be tempted, feel the urge, to do something against our conscious wishes.

Among persistent thoughts and ideas are convictions that uncertain effects are real regardless of whether this is so. When convictions (say about beneficial effects of a particular food or about one's abilities or capabilities) override one's critical faculties, they begin to rule one's life, they take over. We are then, in effect, handing over control over what we do to the source of the conviction, to what may well be a telepathic source. Doing so to the extent to which our actions are determined by the conviction.

As long as one accepts that the effect appears possible or likely but could well be mistaken, one retains one's control over one's actions.

See   The Human Group Mind and How It Works
and see   'Press Notices'

Body Movements, Mind Blanketing and Sleeping

Controlling another person's body movements is possible and taking place. Automatic writing is one example. Other examples are unintentional movements of limbs, unintentional sudden movements.

Which brings one to the more complex problem of accidents at home, while driving or at work, and so on. And there are unintentional movements of hands and limbs, for example when hitting a wrong key on a computer keyboard, which are not uncommon.

It appears that people can be both made to sleep and awakened by telepathy.

In one form of 'mental' illness the patient, at odd times, suddenly feels tired. He may, and sometimes does, suddenly fall asleep. Russian scientists have shown that people can be wakened up by a mental command, and also that one person can put another to sleep, and wake him up, using mental contact only. So it may well be that when some people suddenly fall asleep, apparently unable to keep themselves awake, that they are being affected and sent to sleep by a telepath, that this is a telepathic manipulation.

A similarly caused effect may be when one's attention wanders, when one misses some relevant part of what is being said or seen, just that bit which is the clue to meaning and understanding.

See    Manipulated Individuals

Countering Effects of Stress and Anxiety

It appears that hurt and pain, oppression and exploitation, suffering and hardship, can and should be transformed and countered by an applied sense of social responsibility, by a sense of common purpose and co-operation between people working together in teams, by a sense of, and by the satisfaction of, achievement in locating, countering and overcoming the source of the suffering.

See   Freedom, Liberty and Good Life: Overcoming Corrupt Manipulations

Sources, with Descriptions

Title   Description
MOTIVATION: Summary   Reviews and summarises past work in Motivation. Provides a clear definition of 'motivation', of the factors which motivate and of what people are striving to achieve. See 'Press Notices'.
The Will to Work: What People Struggle to Achieve   Major review, analysis and report about motivation and motivating. Covers remuneration and job satisfaction as well as the factors which motivate. Develops a clear definition of 'motivation'. Lists what people are striving and struggling to achieve, and progress made, in corporations, communities, countries.
The Human Group Mind and How It Works   Shows that telepathic activity is well known and documented. Outlines and describes the 'Group Mind' theory. Discusses how conflict arises within the mind, mental health and illness, dominance, creativity and hearing voices. Describes how our minds shape our lives, communities and society. See 'Press Notices'.
Manipulated Individuals   Reviews available information on incidence and causes of psychosomatic illnesses.
Freedom, Liberty and Good Life: Overcoming Corrupt Manipulations   How to overcome corrupt manipulations, how behaviour determines standard of living and quality of lives, how behaviour and social organisation determine liberty, freedom, good life.

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