If we see our body like a society we can interpret our feelings as separate parts of that society that all have a variety of demands.
Our sexual urges demand sex.
Our instinct for connection demands relationships.
Our instinct for status demands respect.
Our hunger demands food.
Our fear demands safety.
These instincts drag our minds around like wind, often competing against each other for our focus on fulfilling their desires.
For example: it can be hard to have lots of sexual partners and fulfill the instinct for connection at the same time.
As a young person, especially lacking good education in these truths, these competing instincts can be a very chaotic time.
This talk is about how people prey on this chaos inside people by giving them a narrative which often simply is an attempt recruits them to an ideology like a religion or social movement. This story they tell seems to “make sense out of” these feelings.
An example I use is modern SJW’s.
But in truth what you really need for optimal psychological growth may be allowing a specific instinct to dominate the other instincts – this can best be described as the instinct toward order.
The feeling that “makes sense out of” all of the other feelings – like your society/body elects a very good government, or even a King.
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