Qualities - Generating Values

Introduction

      • The qualities form basis of all activities. The activities produce the material values and Human Values.
      • The sum of all material and Human Values produced for oneself and for others is the crop of on's life (fulfilment of the purpose).
      • Every human being is different. The basis for the development of a human being are his qualities.

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      Qualities - Generating Values

      Summary

      We know that every human being is different. No one is same. The basis for the development of a human being are his qualities.

      For oneself and others  human beings can be free, active, truthful, responsible, insightful, tolerant, compassionate, loving etc. On the other hand they can be full of anger, greedy, arrogant, selfish, untruthful, unfair, addicted to money and fame, haughty, brutal etc.

      All these qualities can be exercised fully variable in its entire range of intensity and frequency.

      The qualities form basis of all activities. The activities produce the material values (money, property, and other ownerships etc.) and Human Values (disregard the rights of other human beings or other forms of existence Arrogance, Egoism, Unfairness or on other hand Tolerance, Respect, Compassion, Love etc.). The sum of all material and Human Values produced for oneself and for others is the crop of one's life (fulfilment of the purpose).

      What material and Human Values, development and purpose would you like to achieve during your life? For that please see "Human Values Development" and "My solutions - which is your way?"

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      Index

      Index

      1. Qualities
      2. Development of qualities
      3. Implementing the qualities - generating values

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      1. Qualities

      1. Qualities

      We can say now that every Form of Existence in our universe is made out of cells, quarks, energy and an invisible power.

      What does each form of existence do? We know that the sun performs a different function from a tree or a human being. It is clear that each form of existence is equipped with its own specific physical form and the power to acquire a spectrum of capabilities during its life time to fulfil a unique purpose in the network of existence.

      We know also that all human beings have lot of similarities. But at the same time  there are lot of dissimilarities as far as qualities / actions / development are concerned.

      The Question is, what totally different goals can each human being achieve with different qualities?

      • With which qualities do human beings achieve immense powers und then under certain circumstances use them for negative development for themselves and others?
      • Why do different human beings, generation-wise or country-wise remain backward in their development?
      • With which qualities are many researchers in a position to bring unimaginable positive results for the development of all humanity? Or, what differentiated the great scientist, Albert Einstein who said " No big discovery and advancement has any value as long as a single child on the earth is unhappy".
      • What were the special qualities that gave mother Theresa the strength  to practice so much love to the sick, the needy and the dying in a foreign country?
      • With what qualities was Mahatma Gandhi endowed  to help a nation of 500 million people at that time to achieve their freedom?

       

      Did these human beings have very different powers and abilities? What are these powers and abilities? 

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      2. Development of qualities

      2. Development of qualities

      The development of a human being is ultimately dependent on genes, cultural background, upbringing, environment, personal experiences in life and so on.

      There is lot of literature About human development in different stages, from infancy, through childhood and puberty, teenage through adulthood and old age. The nurturing of qualities is a life long process, developing one's personality as well as social correlation with different forms of existence - other human beings, animals, plants, environment, country, world etc. This also happens in the family, with friends, during education, in contacts with other cultures, in professional life, old age etc.

      The results of the pre-birth research show that the development of personality of a child begins in the mother's womb through the incidents taking place inside and outside. The child can already hear, taste etc. and show emotions, according to circumstances; for example: Do the parents have harmonious relations? Is the mother stressed out? Whether the child is desired; and so on. All of these will impact positively or negatively on building of qualities, awareness, the ego and the psychological, intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual development of the child.

      After birth and as a baby a human being has basic needs like hunger, security, curiosity to know the environment and to understand it, need for love, as well as expressions of possessiveness, aggression etc.

      With positive responses from the environment, in the form of affection, understanding, tolerance, happiness and love etc., mostly the child will develop  positively: Powerful will and character, independence, self confidence, fertile imagination, open-mindedness, cheerfulness, helpfulness, brightness, foresightedness, sensitivity, generosity etc.


      But the human behaviour shows that a negative development is most likely  when due to external circumstances a child grows up in poverty, hunger, with negative treatment like rejection, suppression, deprivation, punishment and conveying feelings of weakness, helpless, ignorance, inferiority etc.

      The process of development continues through puberty and in the first three decades, basically through the entire lifespan of human beings. We know that in the sum total every human being is different, no two being the same. But one thing is common to all; there are always two paths to development of the self: One positive and the other negative.

      Positive qualities

      human beings can be free (for oneself and others), active, truthful, fearless, non violent, sincere, serene, mentally balanced, firm, with absence of greed, inner and outer clean, humane, patient, self-realised, with absence of jealousy, responsible, friendly, self-controlled, self-sacrificing, insightful, tolerant, compassionate, loving etc.

      Negative qualities

      on the other hand they can be full of anger, greedy, lustful, proud, arrogant, selfish, haughty, untruthful, false, unfair, unfriendly, fearful, practicing self importance, addicted to money and fame, jealous, wicked, brutal, indolent, ignorant, indiscriminate, amoral, sorrowful etc.

      But under given situations what percentage of which quality is used by a person? Normally we speak only of one grade of quality e.g. good/bad; active/lazy; open-minded/secretive; goal oriented/not goal oriented; friendly/unfriendly etc. In practical life every individual adopts a quality (positive or negative) and exercises it in its entire range of intensities - like being more friendly or more unfriendly. The same applies to all other qualities.

       

      What effect do these qualities have on our development?

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      3. Implementing the qualities - generating values

      3. Implementing the qualities - generating values

      For example let us take two individuals, one is usually very friendly, the other one is usually very unfriendly. As a result the first person will probably have more good contacts than the second one. This large number of  good contacts is a result of the person's quality of friendliness. The second one, due to his unfriendliness, is less likely to have good contacts. These many or few good contacts have been created due to the different qualities of two individuals. The result is measurable and represents a "value". In other words both the individuals have created a different value due to different qualities.     

      Or another example: When a positive idea crosses our mind, it produces a value of "harmony". When a negative idea crosses our mind it creates a value of "disharmony".

      Positive qualities, e.g. ambitious/hard working/courageous etc. can also be used to produce negative values e.g. exploitation of nature/human beings, use of violence to human beings/other creatures, wars etc.

      Sometimes a quality when used in normal doses produces positive value but when used in higher doses produces negative results. For example the quality of 'passion' taken to extremes becomes the negative 'Lust'. 

      Each form of our diversity exists as a unit, but over a network connected with other units of existence it forms, and is effected by, the values created by the other units. Here an example from our globalised world of today.

      Bio-fuels

      In the search of alternative fuel energy, scientists recently discovered that Bio-fuels produced from agricultural raw materials (sugar, sunflower oil etc.) could be used for our vehicles. The research results were used in few countries to  create bio-fuels without any concern of its possible impact worldwide on the already costly agricultural products, creating disastrous consequences of food shortages for the poor. They knew that 50% of humanity struggles for survival on an income of less than 2 US$/day (purchasing power parity), depending for their survival on corn grains, with milk and vegetables being unaffordable. But of course they did not care. Purchasing power parity means that these human beings living in their countries have to live like a person living in Berlin, London or New York but with an income of only US$ 60 per month.

      We now know that in Asia, Africa and South America many poor people are on the verge of starvation due to heavy increases in grain prices, setting the scene for violence as food riots erupt.

      Following few details:

      • In USA today 20% of the agricultural land is used for Bio-fuels.
      • In Brazil less land is used for agricultural products and more for sugarcane required for production of Bio-fuel. Brazil's need for foreign exchange took precedence over the needs of its people or other human beings in the world for food.
      • Speculators on stock exchanges worldwide invest in futures/hedge funds/derivates of agricultural raw materials and are interested in increasing prices as much as possible for their profits.

      You can see what effect the actions of few people can have on others in the existing network in our globalised world of today.

      We can assume that those responsible for this state of affairs know that on the scale of human basic needs, food stands first and driving car is way down in human priority. It is sensible to stop the production of Bio-fuel  till other solutions are on the horizon and research develops a Bio-fuel that really reduces carbon dioxide in our environment, and use the agricultural land again for the production of agricultural products. Or do those responsible want to condemn the poor and hungry to death for their own benefits?

      The result/value produced by a few with their selfish and greedy action for overwhelming numbers of others is simply: "Death due to hunger". 

      I hope this example clearly demonstrates how every action produces material and immaterial values for us and others. Nothing gets lost.

      This shows that the values produced with certain qualities and specific actions are key factors for the development and purpose of every form of existence, including human beings.

      As you have read above the immaterial values produced by a human being are measurable. I mean, it is high time that as in case of material values, the positive and negative immaterial values produced by every human being / country / group of countries / continent should also be evaluated. For that it is necessary to develop evaluation systems through research work.

      Would you agree with the following:

      • Be careful about your qualities because they will become the basis of your activities.
      • Be careful about your activities because they will produce your material and immaterial values.
      • Be careful about your material and immaterial values because they will be the measurement stick of your development,
      • Be careful about your development because that will be the total crop of your life (fulfilment of your purpose).

      In what stage of development is a human being who is out to ensure personal benefit while indifferent to other's interest, even at the cost of harming, or even destroying others?

      In what stage of development is a human being who, under difficult prevailing circumstances, gives up, becomes passive or use violence?

      In what stage of development is a human being who is dedicated to help others to stand on their feet?

      In what stage of development were Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi?

      What material and immaterial values, development and purpose would you like to achieve during your life?

       

      For that please read "Human Values Development" and "My solutions - which is your way?"

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