The Enlightened Capitalist: An Introduction To How The World Really Works
Mastering the art and science of EEPPSA (efficiency, effectiveness, precision, productivity, and self-awareness)
I am a bit of a tortured soul. I live with a socialist heart and a capitalist mind. Never having been a big fan of rigid ideological thinking I don’t believe it serves anyone nor the world to claim that I am one or the other.
I learned in my half-century of Zen and Taoist studies, and as a successful capitalist and philanthropist that most humans are pulled to and fro by lust, anger, greed, envy, vanity, attachment, and ego.
Though capitalism can magnify these traits to truly dysfunctional and even dangerous levels, socialism, or in the extreme Marxism will produce the same results or with the right intention, reduce these tendencies.
To understand what I am proposing here you do not need to be a brilliant economist, a great spiritual teacher, or some visionary thinker.
If you read the book Territorial Imperative (1966), by the anthropology and behavioral scientist Robert Ardrey; the writings concerning reciprocal altruism of the American evolutionary biologist and sociobiologist Robert Trivers, and any of my books, vlogs, and blogs on Harrison’s Applied Game Theory, it will become clear that what I have said here is so and why it is.
There are a number of qualities that seem to be inherent in all high functioning humans. Neither socialism nor capitalism as ideologies can solve the inherent problems brought about by these qualities.
Just look at yourself. Clearly the qualities listed below are essential to how you and I exist in the world.
· are competitive. If we are unable to observe how someone similar to us might survive under duress then we cannot know what we would need to do in a similar situation.
· are social creatures. Through social interaction, we are able to develop a capacity to know ourselves and to know others. Social Intelligence develops from experience with people and learning from success and failures in social settings.
· are hierarchical. Humans require some order. One way this comes about, even in seeming chaos is that humans in a defined space or group will naturally arrange themselves in such a way as to appear “above”, “below”, or “at the same level as” one another. A hierarchy need not be rigid, and may even change from moment to moment (just watch a swarm of birds flying, and suddenly changing direction). In the most effective hierarchies, all the members are served well by the position they have been placed in and the group is served as well. In the worst hierarchies, the worst happens.
· are faith-driven. Humans trust or believe in some things very strongly that they cannot prove with any evidence-based facts. … The concept of faith is often used when describing religion or the supernatural: people have faith in God, or actually refer to the religion they practice as their faith. Still, there are many logical and rational thinkers that have faith that something is actually so because they have accepted various cognitive biases and logical fallacies.
· are territorial. Humans and most other animals will guard or defend a physical, mental, emotional, or conceptual area they consider to belong to them. is territorial. Territory can describe anything relating to the territory itself.
· desire to become more knowledgeable. This would include the ability to gather and organize facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; and from this gain the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
If you want to achieve your full potential master EEPPSA (efficiency, effectiveness, precision, productivity, and self-awareness).
Stop whining about the “elites” that you believe run the world. Also, stop feeling sorry for professional victims — people who make the same mistakes over and over and through willful ignorance eventually self-destruct, bringing down everyone and everything around them.
If you have a true need to become materially wealthy then just do it. It doesn’t matter whether you believe in capitalism or socialism. Then use this wealth to be a more loving, kind, compassionate, empathetic, generous, and even philanthropic person.
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About my stories on Medium
Most of my Medium stories are anchored into the concept of Applied Game Theory. This idea explores how and why people make certain choices, including decisions related to their health, well-being, personal success, and self-awareness.
Researchers in game theory have won over twenty Noble Prizes. The movie A Beautiful Mind is about the life of John Nash, one of the pioneers in game theory.
Learn more about the powerful tool of game theory, for self-improvement, personal development, and strategic life skills.
If you have an interest in learning more about applied game theory, game-thinking, video game strategies, and gamer psychology you can begin by reading a short introduction to the basics of game theory I have presented below.
The article (a 6-minute read) also includes an in-depth video embedded in the article.
Both the article and the short video were created so they would be understood by 12-year-old.
Applying all of the gaming skills you have learned from the sandbox, through Rubick’s Cube, and now into video games and sports will change your life in every way, for the better.
The Article: Click below…
The Best Introduction to Game Theory, Simple and Easy to Understand — Written for a 12-Year-Old
Q. Lewis, what is the meaning of game theory?
The Source of this Story
This story was created from my seminar notes for (Harrison’s Applied Game Theory). To follow all of my extended Great Game Theory Guide postings and stories, check out the Table of Contents for the first few Medium.com postings at:
Lewis Harrison’s Great Game Theory Guide — Table of Contents
· Introduction to the On-Going Series
About the Author: Lewis Harrison, is a speaker a strategist specializing in applied game theory, strategies, decision science, and personal improvement
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