Maintaining Mental Stability – Behavioral Health and Happiness
Charles Darwin discovered that we are basically primates. However, scientific discoveries carried on in the end of the twentieth century prove that the truth about the human nature is more complex than what he had believed.
The biologist and behaviorist Konrad Lorenz and other biologists discovered that we are basically programmed to react in a certain way. All wild animals are programmed to have certain specific reactions to various stimuli from their environment that indicate danger, that help them find food, and many other things. This means that many of the reactions that appear in our behavior are not the result of our own decisions, but the result of the existence of behavioral programs that pre-define our reactions, depending on the various stimuli of our environment that put them into action .
Lorenz related the findings of many biologists to his own findings concerning human and animal behavior. His remarkable research should have enlightened humanity. However, the conclusions he made were not appreciated by our hypocritical world leaders. This is why his discoveries did not change the global mindset, even though he was honored with the Noble Prize in 1974.
He discovered that there are so many hard-wired responses in human behavior, that we can not talk about 'human freedom'. In other words, if we are already programmed to react like animals in so many ways, we do not have the freedom to make our own decisions and do what we really want to. We do not control our behavior as we believe we do.
I related Konrad Lorenz's discoveries to Carl Jung's discoveries about the meaning of dreams. Then, I continued Jung's research through dream interpretation, discovering the wild side of our conscience (anti-conscience) that he could not see. The anti-conscience is our primitive conscience that did not evolve like our human side. It is a very violent primate, with the difference that it can think.
The existence of such primitive content in the biggest part of our brain means that we are basically cavemen who did not evolve enough yet. This is why so many behavioral programs determine our behavior.
The powerful anti-conscience generates mental illnesses and mental disorders within our human conscience until it manages to destroy it. Then, it completely controls our behavior, leading us to terror and despair.
If we want to maintain our mental stability and behave in a way that will help us find happiness in life, we must eliminate the absurd thoughts generated by our anti-conscience. We must also eliminate the negative behavior imposed by its violent nature.
The unconscious mind that produces our dreams works like a doctor because we need constant protection and guidance. We must follow the unconscious psychotherapy in order to transform the anti-conscience into positive content before it manages to destroy our humanity. Only then will we acquire true behavioral health and mental stability. Thus, only then will we find real peace and happiness in life.