The sequel of To Pithano (the Possible/Probable) is under construction.*This is a dynamic page; expect it to change – just like yourself.
Pragmatiko is the Greek word for real. Etymologically stems from πράγμα (object).
Hence, the literal translation of the Greek word for reality:
πραγματικότητα = objectivity
There, lies the 1st illusion.
There is an objective perceived reality.
The real – πραγματικό (objective) – determines the possible-probable-potential.
Norms are ‘just’ stories.
A Theory of Mental Power sees
Reality as a meta – stereotype
that is powered by norms
Norms can be:
- Descriptive (This is how things are done – have been done in the past)
- Prescriptive (This is how things should be done)
Norms are constantly interacting with our imagination :
They can be perceived based on interactions with our environment and they can be created or re-inforced by us.
Can we see the positive and negative charge all narratives of normality carry? – Does it ‘matter’?
You are not ‘too sensitive’ and never have been. You are human and as such affected by norms.
Can we try the unlikely to find the maximum expression of potential?
reality + πραγματικότητα = objectivity
illusion = 2
Norms are powerful, but we can also give them meaning or remove it – willingly or most often(?) not.
Norms are narratives (both descriptive and prescriptive norms; formed by either our own observations or what we are told by ‘authority figures’), that shape our perception of reality.
Can bringing norms to our conscious awareness help us start to willingly give meaning and challenge narratives of abuse?
Is it time for Psychology to step in – all at once – and help us see what we do to each other?
‘Too often’ the perceived probable has lead to the perceived possible.
Can we start addressing the narratives (no longer the people) and calling them out?
Norm sequences – narratives about how we have always been – direct our future behaviour and ensure minimum deviation; resulting in a consistent identity: the illusion of the unchanging self.
Perhaps it’s essential to never forget the necessity of their existence (humans are social creatures after all), but also, to always order (arche) them with logos – with love for reason and equality; rather than hierarchy (order of the holy).
Is it time to open our eyes to see mental power at the level we see physical power?
Imagination is powered by creativity.
The Creative Power of Imagination is always interacting with the perceived norm powers;
Yet we are not the stories: