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A blog by Leon Oudejans

Let’s work together

My 2016 blog, Human Emotions (2) – a revisit, defined two primal emotions, being Love and Fear. All other emotions are derived from those two. My blog of 30 September 2020 defined two primal ways of human interaction: cooperation vs competition. The diagram below depicts how those 4 elements work together.

Human couples show the most common example of cooperation based on love (ie, right upper corner). Military alliances like NATO show an example of cooperation based on fear (eg, enemies). Cooperation is mainly based on Love & Knowledge and/but sometimes about Power (ie, Love, Knowledge & Power triangle).

Competition is nearly always about Power. Given a SWOT analysis, we either love our Strengths and Opportunities, or we fear our Weaknesses and Threats. Competition in love will eventually result in a break-up or divorce because alone you’re better, faster, harder and stronger. Competition based on fear might be a root cause for monism. This is, however, a preliminary thought.

There is a complicating factor because all four elements of my diagram are human beliefs (ie, competition, cooperation, fear, love). Hence, the 7 Belief systems (ie, 2015 original vs 2019 update) should apply.

I need to digest this topic and its diagram. It feels more important than I can currently oversee.

The notion that united we stand, divided we fall is (very) ancient:
“And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mark 3:25);
“And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand” (Matthew 12:25);
“But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.” (Luke 11:17).

Let’s Work Together (1962/69) by Canned Heat (1970 cover of Let’s Stick Together)
artists, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2

[Verse 1]
Together we’ll stand, divided we’ll fall
Come on now, people, let’s get on the ball

And work together come on, come on
Let’s work together, now now, people
Because together we will stand
Every boy, every girl and man

Note: all markings (bold, italic, underlining) by LO unless stated otherwise.


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