Motive and Change
Created 2009, changed 25/03/2020, 29/03/2020
Old this webpage; http://ww1.andrew-lohmann.me.uk/perspective/motive-and-change/
On this page;
Front page – Preamble.
Index of pages on this project.
Hedge laying at Barnetts Wood Nature Reserve, December 2009. Picture of me taken by a countryside officer at Kent High Weald Project.
Start here; Introduction
It is easier to say what should be done than to bring it about. Often people don’t actually want what they say they want to come about and moan when it does, it seems. But it might be that you are hearing different people, or that people have jumped on another bandwagon.
Self censorship is more effective than physical torture.
Those who shape acceptability and culture, whether those things are “light foot print on the earth”, “clean living and be seen to be good” or the “accumulation of money and things” as acceptable, shape the way we self censor, this imposes on us an obligation not to question or wish to clarify. Our thoughts and interpretations are selectively broadcasts, which is distortion. It is wrong, though, to assume that companies, people, organisations just make money any way and have no ethic, protect themselves by finding a monopoly position using law and patent. But there is no general rule these things are not basic truth, but do they do cause stress. Relentless growth in a finite world is not sustainable, something has to give, therefore living within our means is a basic truth.
I am also interested in accuracy though quite a lot of my references are recollections primarily because they are important examples of perception, wishes in retrospect, or otherwise unrecorded but valuable understanding of things. They help us put together a model of the world from a range of uncertainties and likelys.
Next page; Introduction
List of pages;
5 Peace Pledge Union and Change
6 NHS and the swinging sixties
8 Changes in attitude towards war since WWII
9 What happened to manufacturing
10 Empathy Toughness and Hierarchy of motives
13 Comparison with the Amazons
15 Unmeasurable Cost and Benefit
17 Memory and memory of what was perceived
20 Media is owned by interest which distorts perception;
21 Random Numbers can’t be generated by humans;
23 Non-Lauguage based thinking;
25 Political propaganda, and Interpretation
27 Jeremy Clarkson factor
29 Inconvenient Truths and Self Interest;
30 Learnt Helplessness
31 To recap