Soul, entropy and learning LO5364

Dr. Ivan Blanco (BLANCO@BU4090.BARRY.EDU)
Mon, 5 Feb 1996 9:50:13 -0500 (EST)

Replying to LO5118 --

> Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 12:39 CST
> From: (Dave Birren, MB-5, 608-267-2442)
> I recently posted something about Scott Peck's concept of entropy in
> relation to evolution. Peck also says that entropy expresses itself in
> humans in the form of laziness. That, in turn, shows up in fear,
> primarily the fear of change. In sum, our inherent laziness predisposes
> us to see anything that causes us to have to work as a threat, and change
> is a big threat. So our natural tendency is to preserve stasis.
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I am going to throw some ideas here! I also thought for some time
that people were lazy by nature, and the work was something like you said
a threat! I have observed a lot of people in different places and at
different levels. Observing peasants in South America, in Mexico, in
Portugal, etc., I have concluded that they are not lazy. They still work
a lot. But in the most "uncorrupted" places, those where the
"civilization of moderm organizations" have not yet affected their lives
in significant ways, these people work for reasons more "natural" than we
do in the civilized world. They still maintain a harmonious balance with
nature, for the most part. We are here to achieve... positions, to get to
the top of something, to own stuff, to be able to say "I am ..." All of
these is done in an environment that it very threatening (competition,
fear of failure, under intimidation that we are being judged). By all of
this, I am saying that the moderm world of organizations has taken a lot
of the fun out the jobs (we very little for ourselves on these jobs; the
"workers' purpose). Most ot the emphasis has gone to the purpose of work!

I see that the peasants I mentioned still learn and develop. They
don't probably go to a school to do this learning, but they do learn.
'Round the fire conversations, helping each other, tons of trials and
errors, etc., are but a few of learning and developing approaches used!


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