Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Territory, War and what's Love got to do with it?

I finished reading yet another book, it was brown...

It was brown and more, it's a book written by Robert Ardrey called 'The territorial imperative' , if you get a chance to take a quick peek here, i suggest you do!!

His last chapter he reminds the reader, and so i will remind you that we (us humans) need to remember that we are animals...

Like i needed a reminder? Some times i feel part horse, part lobster...

Party Lobster

And our behavior, despite how ever you might think refined you are as you tweet your 'LOL' while you prance from shop to shop isn't far removed from the animal kingdom, yep you, your an animal!

Eminem says:
"We ain't nothing but mammals.." Well, some of us cannibals
Who cut other people open like cantaloupes [SLURP]
But if we can hump dead animals and antelopes
Then there's no reason that a man and another man can't elope
[*EWWW!*] But if you feel like I feel, I got the antidote...
Do you think Eminem read the Territorial imperative book too?

So according to Robert Ardrey, the motivation for territory is Psychological and it arises from the need for:
  1. Security 
  2. Stimulation
  3. Identity
So, lets look at the opposites of these 3 psychological needs:

       Need                    Opposite
  1. Identity       ->  Anonymity
  2. Stimulation ->  Boredom
  3. Security      ->  Anxiety  
It would appear that when a country is fighting a War and is presumably winning? If there are any winners, people feel Identity, Stimulation and Security

So too with Territory and who would believe Love

Womans day magazine listen up!!!

So War, Territory and Love are driven by the same psychological needs, Identity, Stimulation and Security?

War time presidents are immensely popular, Abraham Lincon knew this, so too did George W Bush (yep that guy)

Seen Charlie Wilsons war?

When people are in love, they are stimulated, they feel secure and the relationship forms their identity, no one will debate that one?

We live in areas that stimulate our needs, have you heard the term?
'Birds of a feather flock together'
It's true, too true, just look at the animal kingdom!

And i thought how interesting?
 What other things stimulate us Coffee, cigarettes, food, alcohol, sex

Outside stimulants?
Social media, internet, music, bright lights (ever notice when you go camping in the other real world you get tired after sunset?)

Maybe if we could integrate the 3 psychological quality's in a positive way in our daily life, would that not make us happier people?

Have you ever noticed that guys that are out with their girlfriends never get into fights, and guys with girls always get admitted into nightclubs? Bouncers know that those guys dont start fights (if you start a fight, that means no sex, for how long? Too long!!)

I know what your thinking, your thinking...

 'What does Osho think about this love war business?

Osho says that
"The society does not allow love because if a person is really in deep love he cannot be manipulated. You cannot send him to war; he will say: I am so happy! Where are you sending me? And why should I go and kill strangers who may be happy in their home? And we have no conflict, no clash of interests…"

I was thinking how these 3 psychological needs apply to me and this blog in fact?
Well, for starters:
  • I have been blogging all these 'little ideas' for many years now, it's formed part of my identity
  • Blogging helps me form the correct Perspective, i can see what i have done in the past few years, i am pretty secure in knowing i have tons for stories for rainy days
  • I carry a notebook everywhere to capture my thoughts, it keeps me stimulated, it's like a job for me (one day i might get a real job, maybe?) 
    Behavior is not what we do, but why we do it
 Good to know you say and i'm pretty sure i blog to avoid Anonymity, Boredom and Anxiety

Only a boring person would say they are bored, i tell people if i was locked in a closet i would do zen breathing exercises, i might need to do some revision first before being placed in the any closet or else i might go crazy or worse feel bored?

Once your in a closet, who knows how long it might take to come out?

If you do read the Territorial Imperative, i like the way he switches from animals to the rant about the people that flock together in Rome, Italy and their behavior and then back to wild animals
The Lonely planet for Rome, when i went  back in 1999 said that
'...people parked their cars like they spilled hot coffee on their laps'
 Classic and true

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