Emotions, health, and government

It is called psychological resilience when one self-regulates one’s emotions that reflect socially through a self-regulating economy, and all of this is a key to a healthy lifestyle and a friendly society. Extensive research in the HeartMath Institute has shown that the heart is the emotional center of our body. The heart has its own independent neurological net (the little “brain”) and affects our perceptions and intelligence. The synthesis of the heart and the brain of the nervous system produces quantifiable coherence states that positively affect our overall health, strengthen immune systems, and cause various positive changes in behavior and lifestyles (see my presentation).

Ayn Rand never mentioned how to transition into the free market capitalism without violence, revolution, or a strike of major industrialists. None of those things are happening. What needs to be done are not the radical measures of Atlas Shrugged, but merely the support of the government and public to implement this new and peaceful economy. The free economy and the free society are equally important, and neither individualistic market economy nor creative industrial society should be emphasized over the other. Wealth and health should both be chosen, as both are a requirement for life. It is not segregation into rich and poor or emotional and unemotional that we want. It is freedom coherent with unity that is the actual subject of E. Inspired by Ayn Rand, I say: Love what you do, create what you love, and learn from what you create (see The Answers to your questions about life (2006)). And this rings perfectly true with E.

What is the purpose of government?

The government will not regulate the economy in any way; it will only serve as an equitable judge, protector of order and peace and will maintain the economy in safety. The government will consist of the Neb, the courts, and the police. There will be no legislative branch like the one we have today. People’s rights to live free and happy lives will be defended. All of this is in the long run, of course, so let’s call this ideal goal G. In the beginning, or transitional period T, the Neb will work as a corporation that needs to be protected by the government, and it will seek to connect, through checks and balances, with the judicial branch. That is why it is paramount for the majority and the government to support this system. After all, a society is built by centralized efforts of individuals working together, not apart.

Let us not mix G and T. There may even be no prisons only if everyone will be in E (or some G). However, not much in our world will change when T will begin. It will start with people wearing bracelets and trading with others with bracelets because they will share similar goals. How is that going to negatively affect the monetary people? It won’t. Discrimination or violence is still against the laws in the monetary economy (M), so it will be the same then. The government will not segregate people depending on what economy they support, or will it? Please keep in mind that E will start in M. There will be no area, at first, where E will not overlap with M. It is crucial to establish and maintain coherence between E and M, the heart and the brain of our society. This whole project will start in M by the people who will support E or G. The jurisdictions we have in M will cover those in E while in T, and the jurisdictions will transform to be in complete harmony with E. There will be no physical punishment in E (or some other G), only fines. But in T E it is in the best interests of the people to support G.

In E, the government is employed by citizens to do three things:

  1. maintain the servers that will store emotional scans;
  2. perfect the accuracy of the scans and improve the technologies required to make those scans;
  3. help resolve conflicts and maintain peace and order in society through the court system and the police.

There will be more freedom than we have right now and less regulations and infringement in personal lives because E is a self-regulating economy. It will be a free-market economic environment where people will be truly responsible for trade because they will internalize the traded values.[1] People will not be lost in happiness because negativity will still be a part of the system, as its cost and a constraining factor. Drug-induced individuals and sadists will be discriminated against just as they are in this system. Think of it this way: E will keep everything from M but will resolve the following:

  1. the infinite growth paradigm leads to financial disasters in M, but not in E, as it’s always evolving, and it will be optimal to store values on the servers than to produce or obtain material currency;
  2. friendships and other relationships, natural cultures and ethnic togetherness, and even metaphysical values will become valued more than money and thus produced and motivated much more freely. It will be a society of realists and idealists, not materialists;
  3. people will become more cooperative in their competition (which is not immoral, as anti-Objectivists think) because, among many other reasons, there will be no way to steal or bequeath individual reputation, which will be erased only after natural death. E will be an actual moral, “sharing” economy, not just a moral economic ideology, which is Objectivism. It’s a facelift to Objectivism.

This is a completely different interpretation of the government. Since we skip socialism in order to integrate markets with a global “communalistic” society, the government becomes a financial and judicial political institution and authority. It sets the standard of currency and helps generate the economy. The court system with its judgments is another important function of the government. Everything else is secondary. The government is not only a bank with its standards of currency but also a court with its objective standard of justice.

Without seeing how it works in practice can lead to the danger of overtheorization, but let’s say that maybe it is possible for such government and society to operate even without police, just as military would not be required.[2] A foreign relations committee of emotion banks can be created to help preserve economically prosperous world peace through the interconnectedness of international trade and relations. Of course, only empirical evidence will show the results of these ideas, but so far we have to compare this theory against the current socioeconomic model.

[1] For example, it’s not a car that you want but positive emotions from owning a car, and you will share these emotions with the car’s manufacturer to pay for the car.

[2] A society should not carry weapons or use military in the world, just as an individual should not carry a gun in public places, except when one lives in fear and distrusts others, such as when you think of yourself as an astronaut on an alien planet (see Philosophy: Who Needs It (1974)).

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