Rule: Each person gives birth to and matures many lifestyles with varying degrees of value to Society. They are the "Children" of the Soul. See Lifestyles tab for more information.
Explanation: A lifestyle determines the "way" a person experiences a particular life situation to produce a desired outcome or responds to a particular life situation's outcome.
- Some lifestyles are matured primarily through intellectual effort while others are matured through emotional effort--without intellectual guidance.
- Lifestyles matured through intellectual effort will be based more on proven facts and the self-serving nature has little effect in the maturing process. Such lifestyles are usually born to help the person contribute in positive ways to Society and make a living accordingly. Therefore, schooling is a major factor in the maturing process. Example: An engineer, mathematician, teacher, plumber, etc.
- Lifestyles matured primarily through emotional effort are very prone to the effect of the self-serving nature. Such lifestyles are usually worthless--or worse--to Society. Therefore, we should strive to mature our emotional lifestyles through intellectual guidance. It is the emotional lifestyles that are needed as the binding "glue" molding Society toward a unified purpose. Emotional lifestyles usually connect individuals together for a common purpose. Example: Love binds a family while creating a common purpose for the family.
- Worthless lifestyles do not gain value because the person also contributes in positive ways through other lifestyles. Worthless lifestyles usually replace lifestyles that have high value to Society--even essential value. Example: A liar is capable of telling the truth.
- Society should only legitimize lifestyles that contribute to its primary purpose. This is especially true for emotionally based lifestyles.
Summary: Legitimization of worthless lifestyles in a person or group because they contribute in other ways is worse for Society than the worthless lifestyle on its own.