Normality And Greed

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CHAPTER TWO:
THE POWER OF INDIVIDUAL EFFORT.

Individual efforts translate into the collective power of the People

Observing our behaviour as a society it is easy to suggest that the majority rather than the minority is most guilty of practicing greed.

We must not be greedy in our interactions with others just because it may be the practice of the majority.
Being greedy may eventually be counter productive to improving quality of life at least for society as a whole. That is why the Poor out numbers the Rich.

Given that we as a society take too many things for granted, it may be easy for an individual to follow the norms of society without necessarily weighing the rewards and the consequences.
So, the question is, is it right for an individual
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Normality must be essentially driven by the things that we think, say and do to others that we would like to be thought, said and done to us by others.
Following the crowd or the norms of society blindly can be bad for us and may lead to the destruction of our quality of life.

Therefore the fact that the majority may be practicing greedy acts to improve quality of life cannot be the choice we should make in the efforts to improve our quality of life.
Our individual efforts must be the dominant factor of the variables in the equation to improve quality of life.
Even dreams have to be nursed by the dreamer for at least part of them to be become reality. There is nothing more powerful to sustain quality of life than the individual’s efforts to improve quality of life.

My Experience: For more than three scores and ten years watching my own behaviour, actions and that of others close and remote to me, I have come to the conclusion that there is no other source of finding perennial happiness more than the information we have stored in our brain through our individual
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The less effort the individual makes the more vulnerable the individual becomes for the invasion of negative thoughts that may eventually lead to depression.

The fact is, we are more likely to remember the efforts we have made to improve quality of life more than the efforts made by others to improve quality of our life.
Because the brain gives priority to individual efforts over the efforts of others in the storage of information, we are more likely to be influenced by positive re-enforcement thoughts of the successes we have achieved from our individual efforts.
The brain will remember and empower the successes from the individual efforts to fend away potential negative thoughts that may lead to depression. This is the good news.
The bad news is lack of successes from individual efforts stored in the brain weakens the body’s immune system, the defensive mechanism barrier to fend away potential negative thoughts that may lead to depression.
Individual efforts are critical to the level of happiness we can achieve in

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