Natural selection applies to a lot more then only the selection of survival, it applies to everything. If we are presented with a choice we more then likely select the option that is the most convenient for our self. A selection that is governed by our selfish motivations.
Selfish is a word that is often associated with something negative, a stigma that has been drilled in to our minds since we where young. But it is a negative spiral that has no positive end?
So why is it that we use our natural selection to survive but by being selfish we feel a negative reaction to our choices?
Like with any selection it starts with a need, our basic need are very few, but in our evolution we have added on to this list more and more things that we feel we need to survive. And as one generation slowly parishes in to history, a new generation rises with the need for even more basic need the privies generation. So the spiral is increasing with every generation, but our resources declines with every generation.
In this neon- capitalistic times we are showing an image that we want to change but in actual fact we are doing less and less. We expect and live on a gol that we work to become wealthy. Because we need the status or we will be forgotten.
But the fact is no matter how hard you work, or how much money you accumulate you are only feeding a cup with now bottom. And in the prosess of filling your cup and your ego, you actually suppress your basic needs and replace them with goals that are both pointless and destructive.
There are many ways to become a wealthy person, but it all depends on what kind of wealth you are looking for.
This questions are the once that we must ask our selfs, when are we content? At what point in our life will we stop and look up at a blue sky and say “I am where I want to be, I am happy and content”
Wether that is the quest for money or memories is up to the individual person. But we all share the same faith in the end, we die. And where we go we do not know, we can select a religion and hope it is the right one. But now matter what religion we select we are setting us self up for disappointment, because the book that we choose to follow was written by someone els. And that persons interpretation of what life needs in the time that the book was written. But as time moves on so does technology, understanding and knowledge.
So you can interpret the book to fit your life or blindly follow word for word. But it will still bring you back to the same point as you started.
If we look at the chemical point of view we have all become endorphin junkies, because almost everything we do is to satisfy the constant urge of endorphins. Endorphins does not only come from having intercourse, endorphins comes from all the rules and gols you have sett yourself in your mind. Like achievement points in a game, you work at it again and again to get an achievement point that is worthless. You only got a short burst of endorphins for hundreds and hundreds of hours looking at pixels on a screen. But we do it because we set ourself a gol. And we are happy because we achieved our gol, and as a reward we get endorphins.
Everything from chocolate or food to hard work can give us this chemical that we urge so much.
So I ask my self: Is it possible to predict a person easier when you know or understand how they receive there endorphins?
I believe that it is an advantage and one of many tools to understand and predict a persons pattern better. By selectively understanding and observing people’s “Endorphin habits” there should start to become a pattern to the chooses an individual makes. Thus making a prediction of action easier to predict.
You may ask yourself why would I want to do this? And that in it self is an individual reason that differs from person to person. Like for me it gives me my endorphin to try to understand why we do what we do, why we act as we act, why we choose the things we choose, and why we love the things and the people that we do.
For me it has been a study of life from behind the camera, that has turned more in to interactive actions. To sett the light in a studio mean that you are controlling the environment around a subject. In real life there is now way of controlling the parameters of light and dark, only by knowing when the sun setts and the sun rises can you in some way manipulate the surroundings of a subject, but you can not predict the weather, or the warmth of the light before the actual time you take the picture.
By being able to predict more and more of the environment around me I can better predict the outcome of an image. Better predict what someone els is looking for in a image or in life. By slowly introducing more and more of this predictions in to my life, I slowly become more aware of the details that are important in a image or in life. And by understanding what a company or an individual urge it is easier to create the costume design or need they want.
But as a summary to this chapter, remember that the more you listen, and the less you say the more of a person will revile itself. Only after you have listened can you begin to talk.