There was a short video animation posted to Facebook recently about Blame that asked the question, "Are You A Blamer?" I have found the YouTube link for you here. The woman speaking shows how, in a moment when things aren't going her way, she immediately goes to blame. It's automatic. The way to blame is a well-worn path that was created throughout time from the starting point of not wanting to take responsibility for self. This is one dimension of self-interest - how when something isn't going how we like, we usually project it outward, as though something has been done to us. Because of our fear of loss or doing something 'wrong', we often attempt to place the blame on another and within this, do not take responsibility for the moment or the events leading up to that moment.What's actually self-interest ? What is self intested in - whats self intersted best - (from the existential perspective?) - I think it must be whats best for all life. Is the real self-interest the same as whats best for all life? Considering self as part of all life.
Looking like that this quote looks cool when we drop words stop and instead
What's the common trend in decision-making basis could be better described as self-conceit as I translated in the end of the article. Existing in self-conceit prevents us from looking into practicality of common sense.
I like the word 'self-conceit' that you have used. In the word, CONCEIT, we can see what we have been doing - conning, deceiving, conceding, abdicating, and not seeing ourselves. And I totally agree - when in self-conceit, we're not able to see things with practicality or common sense. However, for myself, the word can be retraced to self-interest and Free Will. I mean, why else would we be living in self-conceit? Because we can and we have seen in our minds that it benefits us.
Realizing this, wouldn't it make sense to simply stop oneself from going into it? When you have that moment in front of you and you're looking at how you're going to respond to it - what you're going to think, say, and/or act - and your mind presents you with the path of least resistance - what do you do? Do you go down the well-worn path that leads you to the same outcome or do you stop in your tracks? What is the solution for self-conceit? What is the plan for the next time it comes up? What will you do instead?
Interesting question to look at because when I see the world, the people in it, and how we're all existing - I see very little that works in a way that is best. Why would it? Very few people are actually changing at this stage. Yes, there's a growing awareness of how we have been existing but there is still going down that path of least resistance - the separation, projecting, blame, and all of the reactions that come with this. Some will stand up for themselves only when then see themselves as the victim - others will attempt to give up and say 'I don't care'. How is it that any idea with potential can be realized instead of demonized within this pattern of being? How would things be if we changed? How would Democracy exist? Would we accept the current form of Democrazy or would we redefine it? Give it a new way of being that supports everyone?I would argue here that you have been decieving yourself, show me please 1 evidence that it has actually worked, meaning produced the results that are best for all life.