Mid 2013, I experienced a burnout, a.k.a. a crisis of faith (eg, my 2019 blog, NYMag-2006). It took me some 18 months to recover. During those 18 months, I lost faith in my existing beliefs (eg, Money). Early March 2015, I started writing about belief systems (my initial 2015 blog). Apparently, I was busy developing a new set of beliefs. My blog of 1 April 2015 featured my ultimate concept: the 7 Belief systems.
A belief system is the ultimate reason for sacrificing your own life for a Greater Good, or – alternatively – taking someone else’s life for that same reason. Belief systems drive human behaviour and vary over time. In 2016, I concluded that the 7 Belief systems were: Money, Politics and Religion (3x Power domain), Philosophy, Science (& Tech) and the Truth (3x Knowledge domain), and Love (both a domain and a belief).
In 2018, I wrote about future changes in these 7 Belief systems (eg, A future view on the 7 Belief systems) following perceived paradigm shifts in Politics (my 2018 blog), Religion (my 2018 blog), Science (my 2018 blog), and the Truth (my 2018 blog). In yesterday’s blog, I concluded that the future is now. Hence, a 2019 update of the 7 Belief systems.
My updated diagram reflects 3 main domains: Love, Knowledge and Power (a.k.a. trialism). In dualism, the Knowledge = Power equation rules.
The new Knowledge domain features 3 beliefs: Faith (or: spirituality), Philosophy and Science (excluding Technology). Out are: Tech and the Truth. Faith has replaced Religion.
The new Power domain features 3 beliefs: Data-Information, Money and Technology. Out are: Politics and Religion. This new Power domain is already active in China.
Love is the only selfless domain and belief.
China’s migration from its ancient Hukou system to its 2020 Social Credit System, shows the importance of both Technology and Data / Information as new belief systems. The Truth has become obsolete now that Technology can make sure that Data/Info is the new official truth. In this context, it makes sense that Chinese history is being erased (eg, 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, any reference to Taiwan as an independent country).
These 7 Beliefs systems (of 2019) are a better reflection of societies like China today, and anywhere else tomorrow.
China In Your Hand (1987) by T’Pau
artists, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2
Don’t push too far your dreams are china in your hand
Don’t wish too hard, because they may come true
And you can’t help them
You don’t know what you might have set upon yourself
China in your hand
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