Archive for June, 2012

A time to Pass the Torch- for Compassionate Everlasting Enlightenments yielding Safety, Comforts, and Peaceful Uses (of self and knowledge)

June 2, 2012

By William J. LeGray, of CBLG Associates, June 2, 2012.

And, so it appears to be a time to pass the torch (after carrying one, or more, pebbles for a heap of improvement re mankind). It is “one small torch” for chasing after everlasting positive enlightenment, about how to best apply our human competencies and technologies to improve human mankind’s conditions. Basically, It is about promulgating and promoting peaceful uses of known knowhow and energies for health, safety, comfort, and well being. Enlightenment comes through knowledge, and knowledge is expressed overtly with words, sentences, compositions, and institutional structures. But, what is it about this all encompassing, overriding, overwhelming, subject of Human Systems Dynamic (HSD) which is not well understood for application?

HSD is about “systemic structures” which only exist in our imaginations or as real constructions (as subjects and objects) within our knowledge structures. And, only as these structures become active with internal and external changing conditions do the characteristic   “behaviors and related performances” of these structured systems (social and physical) becomes apparent. And, “only” (as we are able to conceptualize the structures, actions occurring, and compose performance assessments) are we able to communicate in our various languages about the ” universe of shared behavioral knowledge”. As a result, the pursuit of behavioral studies, and related scientific explorations, become consequential re the capacities and competencies for achieving progress.

In a universe composed of masses of matter (animal, mineral, vegetable, fire, water, and our own human species), our capabilities for responding to our primary concerns appears to limited only by the extent we are able to “marshall the intuitive, and learned/scientific behavioral subject matter” (talent and expertise) required. And, this requires “broader, more Inclusive, multi-disciplinary management approaches” for improving of behavioral conditions.

Further, during the past century, while we (all) learned to be more aware of, and controlling of “behaviors” (re the social and physical technologies), our collective pacing of progress re these various “behavioral technologies”- which currently defines and shapes our overall  encompassing cultures- does not appear to have progressed in a “balanced” manner. Consequently, there appear to be perceived cultural leading and lagging, which gives rise to disputable concerns. 

it is not so much that need is the mother of invention where patentable ideas can be exploited for profit any longer, but rather that cries for sanity to improve social conditions should receive proper attentions also. The need for sufficiently “balancing our responses” to physical and social needs could be widely recognized, perhaps, to relieve tensions and difficult conditions. There have been attempts at dealing with global warming, for example, but some of the outcomes have been even more confounding with regards to coalescing constructive popular opinion. And, there are definitely needs for more compassion, and good, to better, spirits to inspire more good works to promote the human conditions we all wish would be more likely and forthcoming.

Basically, it appears that we should be more conscious about the needs for “behavioral balancing” from the top (looking down), from the bottom (looking up). and (looking around) mid-way between. Further, we all need to focus more on fostering “friendships”- rather than on big ships and tall buildings. Improving is a lot about our human relationships (our interactions and influencing occurring in-between us), and getting along well with each other. Further, better behavioral balancing of the social and physical technologies involved,  should probably involve more fine tuning of the ingredients on the two respective sides- which, by the way, are generally interacting and multi-disciplinary by nature and/or nurture.

It’s all relational (re our relating and communications) and about the behavioral balancing and consequences involved. And, it about what we encourage and inspire, and don’t- within in our educational and regulatory institutions. If the task is not up to all of us, and does not involve each and every one of us, I don’t know who can handle the task. But, certainly, the task will be and is being handled.

So, while the processes of all related proceedings is the subject of “behavioral balancing”, whether or not desired outcomes and improvement changes occur will depend on the “intentions and values” of the occupants involved. Consequently, persons in roles and positions of importance- and the related participants who enable these leaders- have a few, if not many, challenges left to address. And hopefully, this message will provide “one small torch (or light)” for enlightenment to do right, and espouse “the right stuff.”