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  1. A person has certain physical and emotional resources to survive. On the other hand, we are so organized that we strive to save these resources whenever possible. What you called laziness.

    The only problem is that everything in this world moves through violence. And I'm not talking about violence when someone is beaten or killed.

    One type of violence is when a person forces himself to do something because he needs to get something. And here everything is transparent and fair.

    The second type of violence is state-social. The state and society must somehow function. Therefore, certain rules and conditions are created for people.

    With the development of society, the demands of society for a person grow. Personal requests from individuals are also growing.

    But you're wrong if you think that people used to be happier. Many people (especially those from the lower strata) were simply not up to themselves-they just had to survive. There were no mental illnesses just because no one diagnosed them. Which doesn't mean that no one has ever suffered from anything mental. There are many references to mentally ill people from many different times.

    Regarding the very essence of the issue:

    Problems begin when the demands of society(imposed) grow, and the person still starts to want too much. As a result, it simply breaks down, the TC is not able to satisfy inflated desires. Of course, people also infect each other with this. Subsequently, it becomes the norm, supposedly the only possible one.

    What is new here is that modern man has much more temptations and opportunities.

    As a result of these factors, the level of personal and state-social violence is growing. And here the balance between the force of the violence used and the need for a particular result is important. If there is no balance and violence exceeds necessity, then the trouble you are talking about happens.

  2. I don't think this approach to human” nature ” is reasonable: we would never be at the current stage of knowledge and technology development if we decided to stop at the moment when there is a lot of food around and you can do nothing.

    Each person has an almost limitless supply of energy – this is especially noticeable if they are in love and know what they want. He will do whatever is necessary to get his way. The modern world helps people to push themselves so that they have somewhere to direct their energy.
    Because if they have nothing to do, they begin a slow degradation, first with strange thoughts, which then turn into rash actions and end in tragedy.

    You can opt out of as many commitments as possible, but then what do you do? Your responsibilities largely determine the benefits of your existence. If you are not ready to take on such a burden – someone else is ready, and then he won-this is competition. Pretty honest stuff.

    As for apathy – it occurs only in the case of poor management of their energy. Let's say you just want to get everything at once, but you don't want to work for it and get lost in fantasies about how difficult it is to get something that is considered status in society.

    This is how it works: if you don't direct your energy outward, to achieve concrete results, then it goes inside and begins to have a destructive effect on the psyche.

    Fortunately, thanks to the development of knowledge and technology, today there are techniques for dealing with such problems – they can be combined under the word psychotherapy. The ego goes something like this: you come to therapy, learn how to manage your energy, then go back to your life and change it. There are enough examples of people who have changed themselves around, so everything is in your hands.

  3. On the one hand, the fact is that just as psychoses were the disease of the epoch in the Middle Ages, so are neuroses now.

    On the other hand, there is every reason to believe that free time is just as maddening as not having it.

    In general, your idea is not new, the person who actively developed it recently died:

    Mark Fischer, essay “A Worthless Man”:

    “For a certain period of time, the most successful tactic of the ruling class was to shift responsibility. Every individual belonging to the oppressed classes is made to feel that their poverty, lack of opportunities, or lack of work is only their own fault. People start blaming themselves, rather than the social structures that they are somehow led to believe do not exist (the existence of these structures is an excuse for weaklings). What Smale calls “magical voluntarism” – the idea that a person can become whatever they want, that it is in their power-is the dominant ideology and unofficial religion of modern capitalist society, which is promoted by “experts” on TV shows and business gurus no less than politicians. Magical voluntarism is both a consequence and a cause of the poorly developed class consciousness inherent in the current historical moment. It is the flip side of depression, which is the belief that we all have a unique responsibility for our unhappiness, and therefore deserve it. Victims of Britain's stagnant unemployment are now caught up in a particularly vicious dilemma: people who have been told all their lives that they are good for nothing are being told that they can do whatever they want.”

  4. Good afternoon dear reader. I believe that the modern world and its culture are really overly demanding of people. In addition to natural and human behaviors such as food production, family protection, and procreation. The modern world requires a person to follow a certain trend imposed by modern culture, such as expensive cars,preferably several,rich houses, expensive things, and so on. All this culture of consumption forces a person to not make sense of spending their own resources, as a result, a person following the trend, goes to the bank for a loan and so on. However, much depends on the person and their beliefs and values, the ability to live within their means and be content with real opportunities. Thus, there are people who in their behavior are guided exclusively by the principle of pleasure and the culture of consumption, as a result of which they take on excessive obligations, following the trend of modern culture. And there are people who soberly assess their capabilities and follow their own path, while they remain, as it were, within the trend of modern culture. Thus, we can conclude that the modern world is really overly demanding of a person, but it is also important that the choice to follow the culture of the modern world or be guided by other principles is a person's choice and responsibility. I wish you all the best!

  5. And what is the difference between a modern person and his predecessor?
    For example: you love buckwheat. And it was always cooked in a pot. And suddenly you are told that you can not cook, but soak it overnight, and eat it in the morning.
    Someone will do it. Uses the cooking time of porridge for a wonderful sleep.
    And someone will worry all night and run to the kitchen, check, doubt the correctness of cooking. In the morning, he will say that he is very tired, and this recipe requires a lot of his attention – obligations, as you understand it, based on your question.
    After all, porridge is cooked from cereals. And it makes no difference whether it is considered modern or ancient.
    And the basis of a person is not even a grain, but a source of energy with infinite potential.
    And how can infinite potential get tired?
    If only it gives up its essence-nature in your language. Decides to become an investigation. Not porridge for him, but he for porridge.

  6. Yes, this is exactly so,the reason is simple change of terms…more interested in profit,and this is secondary…the person is more important! But the desire for profit makes the impossible

  7. It's just that today the society is at a different stage of development compared to the traditional one. Hence the request for certain types of personality and competencies. And it depends on the social group. Elitists from antiquity reproduce a special educational canon in their circle (see S. B. Pereslegin). If everyone else (by the way, it is also important here whether it is a villager or a city dweller, etc.), then the special feature of the historical moment is the emphasis on the cognitive sphere, on education. If a person of traditional society invested more effort in following the ritual, in physical characteristics, gave birth to more children, followed historically established procedures, then an industrial and post-industrial person is placed in the conditions of the need to develop, master new areas, and work a lot with information. But energetically, in my opinion, there is no difference.

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