government - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Good governments have soul-led leaders that have a firm grasp on human biology and population biology. They realise what brings the body and brain into wellness and what causes unwellness. As such they reduce harms and increase positive outcomes. Essentially, they focus on stress reduction and positive emotion enhancement. When people feel better, they behave better. It take time, but we've proven that the alternative doesn't work...
"The thing is," said Mike, "that until governments around the world get to grips with the human stress response, what it is, when it is triggered, what it does to the human in terms of brain health, body and behaviour - the world will remain as a pressure cooker with the gas stuck on high."
Good government is more akin to being the conductor of a great orchestra. There is talent, there is training, there is synchrony and listening to one another. The result is a great sound that lifts everyone higher.
Let's shift our idea of what chaos is, because it shifts how we relate to freedom. For when we do this the arguments of libertarian vs authoritarian fall mute. It is obvious, or should be, that a complex global society needs people with great organisational skills who are deeply humanitarian and committed to fairness and peace to take positions of service. Thus, the greater the ability the deeper the service role they can volunteer for or be asked to consider. This performs the tasks of government without any notion of power, for their only right to perform the task comes from the trust the community places in them. Thus, when we have an improved form of democracy of deeply empathic and analytical intellectuals to service institutes there is real freedom for all. We have all the structures available to thrive and be organised, yet everyone is free to choose their own path in the system, everyone with good food and shelter as a right rather than as a thing to "earn." This is compatible with modern brain science, for when we are free of need our brains become capable of being part of a socially complex society with self control and desiring to follow a passion, to develop the self as an individual and work for the benefit of others. Thus, this is chaos organised so intelligently that the order comes from the best parts of our human nature. In a good environment we are all good, not from external force but internal emotions and needs - that's when we have a lasting peace and thriving planet. If we imagine what we have now as a triangle, the most powerful at the top and the least at the bottom; this is flipping it over to have most service at the bottom and most vulnerable at the top. And this is done alongside making resource allocation both fair and separate from this system of service roles. We can still have a Queen, her role is to serve and protect, the same comes of other roles - true service, wise "chiefs" without ego, noble and self-sacrificing - real heroes.
We don't use the word "government" anymore, we lost our taste for being dominated. We have public services administered volunteers. They run the necessary departments for society to function – agriculture, transport, health, building materials, law. It wasn't easy to get from the destructive model to this one, but after a period of building up our social systems we went down the libertarian model with a few modifications. All services were free, all run by well qualified volunteers - every one of them a wonderful soul.