Positive, purposeful influence, direction
Question from the Internet:
“How, if possible, do we prevent ourselves from taking on the perspective of another individual?”
It is actually a very complex issue.
On one hand, we inevitably influence each other even with our thoughts. We constantly compare ourselves to others, our self-esteem, self-measurement is based on what we have compared to others and how those others see us, react to us. There is nothing we can do about this — unless we escape to a remote island where we live alone (in which case we lose of “humanity”).
On the other hand, we can’t fully take over the perspective of others since our perception of reality is 100% egocentric, subjective. Thus we do not see, do not feel, or understand others, we see, feel, understand an egocentric, subjective version of them.
Thus the best way to develop and progress together — and especially today, in the globally integrated and interdependent world we can’t ideally progress or even solve problems alone, without mutual cooperation — is adopting collective, mutual goals, directions we all agree on, we all find beneficial.
Then we can positively, successfully develop, progress towards such mutual goals, purpose, each contributing with their own unique qualities, abilities talents.
And in order to not to argue, disagree, hassle about such collective goals, purpose, it is best to adopt Nature’s evolutionary direction, learning about, accepting the unique Guman role, purpose Nature defines for us. Then we won’t only progress successfully together, but since we align ourselves with Nature’s relentless evolutionary flow we also get “full frontal” assistance from Nature’s forces.