I finally got to test the ideas for Augmanity with social interactions and issues. It might have even opened up a door in my mind at how lawyers can do their jobs even if they know their client is guilty. In bringing about relationship issue and conflicts between people, the human mind seems to have a way to bring people into a way of thinking or viewing that gets somehow locked in as “this is what happened” while the reality that some of what is thought is true, then a bunch of what isn’t quite true or perfect gets processed.
then you all get to see it with a very different, somewhat shocking, jarring, and mind or jaw dropping perspective.
If I didn’t see or experience what happened, I would not have believed there could be so wide of a disconnect between the human perception of self and others. Usually the world is so busy working on showing an image of how they want to be perceived by others, that they forget to just be honest, themselves, and then good things can happen.
One of the issues is that we tend to live in a world where people do like to kick someone when they are down to feel better about themselves, even though – no one is perfect.
While I want to jump up and down and go “wow! Success with the proof of they hypothesis or theory – it really isn’t all fun. The problem is that no matter how much augmanity can show, help or change a person – usually it simply is too painful for many to come to that place where they can step from the past to a new future.
Someone once taught me, “people would rather live in the pain of what they know and the comfort of the past, than take step to change it, and move toward a better space.”
I think about this as I was going over the ideas for weight loss in lent. It is not that I use lent to loose weight, but it is a side benefit. Since I am way down to the lower weights when I played football in college, I would like to get there and see how my body feels with the ability to feel and move a little bit better.
The question is, do I really want to simply discipline myself to eat a bit lest, take a longer time to see gains and not expect Rome to be built in a day? Most of the time we don’t have the patience, but I really am amazed after a year or two with no gym, only that bodyweight workout a pool and a bike at what has happened.
With gyms and all the equipment, supplements and tracking data devices, I think we forget about the core of who we are. how we don't really "need" all the stuff as it can lead you to looking strong, but at the core, being fairly weak.
The same applies to who we are as we grow. Perhaps as we specialize in the world, we forget about the core of what is in our hearts and soul?
What I do know, it that I am really curious about the Augmanity relationship and work, team elements. I know it will be a great tool for a high performing person, but I am really wondering what the average person will or won’t do with it?
What I fear will be far more common is that the parties will simply look, see, feel the data of the overall situation and simply want to in some way have everyone feel and only understand what they think or feel - no matter how accurate or inaccurate the information or overall story.
What it the quote from Henry David Thorough? “The truth and the rose both have thorns.”
Men want to enjoy only the look and fragrance of the rose – we don’t want to ever get pricked by the thorns that it has.
We don’t really want to look inside at our own thorns growing on us…. no, we would rather try to look really pretty and put on some nice cologne or makeup to cover up what probably is a bit of stink from our imperfections.
“It was the other person that was at fault! I didn’t do anything!”
Now I understand how lawyers can work both sides of a cases and sleep well each night.