Third Rule

Third Rule


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.
  1. Some lifestyles are matured primarily through intellectual effort while others are matured through emotional effort--without intellectual guidance.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.