“EITHER/OR” = “ALL-OR-NONE”
Being born with pre-birth Emotions means one has a pure state of “Common Sense” (because everybody is born with all the Knowledge they need to have a thriving and “Good Life”). Naturally following in 5 to 12 year olds is intellect skills intended to elaborate on ones “Common Sense”. However, when children are socialized to merely add acquired Emotions onto pre-birth Emotions instead of following the natural course of cultivating their Intellect, they then become Emotional People (EPs). The nature of that socialization is to have either an Inferiority Complex or a Superiority Complex—both meaning ones Real Self has been replaced by a False Self. After that, the game of life proceeds somewhat like Billiards (‘playing stick’ or ‘cue’) with its white cue ball and 15 colored balls racked in a triangle, with the 1-ball on the foot spot (the lead ball). The one pocketing the first 8 balls wins. That False Self then invites a “pool shark” (i.e. Rational thinkers) to play as an opponent—a “no contest.” The “pool shark” goes first, making the break shot and causing the cue ball to strike and pocket the lead ball (i.e. EPs’ Common Sense + Rational, Critical, and Creative Thinking). Hence, EPs are left with “Broad-Stroke Thinking” pool sticks to play the “SEEMS Right” and “Almost Right” balls that do not really fit into the side pockets. The reason it is such a struggle to pocket any of the other balls of the False Self is because Options, Accuracy, and Precision were lost when the Intellect ball was pocketed. As a result, EPs only have “Either/Or” and “All-or-None” assessments to work with and thus need to depend on others for ongoing help.
A personal benefit of racism was that it forced me to become an “Isolated Individualist”—meaning there was no choice but to follow a path away from the crowd—a path filled with “alligators” constantly having to be handled. This made me self-reliant and ever thoughtful as to how to be more efficient in “making excellence routine” and without taking short-cuts. Thus, I did not jump on the train going through the External World (and headed over a cliff), as does “the crowd”. Instead, I thought about every little detail of everything I did to devise “new ways” for almost every significant aspect of my life. Since these ways are strange to “the crowd” they pass judgment on things I do, based upon whether it fits their “Either/Or” and “All-or-None” assessments—and never asking me “Why did you do it that way?” Thus, much of my time with people is explaining what I did and why, in hopes to avoid their invariably negative judgments. This is because “the crowd” has problems with (and envies) people who do not do things they like or do things their way. By contrast, Thinkers appreciate those differences and learn from them. EPs typically consider things as “normal/abnormal”; “true/false”; “either this or that”; and “All-or-None.” But much ranges between each pair–and such recognitions expand ones Options or insights. Those insights are useful for understanding complex things; for why people do “weird” things; for serious business decision making and/or problem solving to do or to not do something; for creativity; for Fun.
EPs lack of intellect development makes them Incompetent, Inconsistent, Ill-Mannered, focused on being “Excited,” and “Don’t Care” about anything but the “ME” side of the “ME/WE” coin. Much of this is due to getting away from Spiritual Values related to: “Be Right,” “Recognize Right,” “Do Right,” “Make Things Right,” “Protect Right,” “Defend the Right.” By expanding with “the Crowds’” focus on the Secular World and its Material (unstable) things of Value, means they are about believing in nothing in particular. What is substituted is “Flexible Morals,” which do not work for those who know/live by laws of the one Universal High God’s laws, called Amen in African Tradition. Divine Standards, relied on by Real Self people, are based upon things of Worth (i.e. Love experiences; things money cannot buy, like peace, harmony, and unity). Their absence of degrees, in contrast to the Secular, makes them solid & “all-or-none.” Its Spiritual Elements standards are what everything in the universe is judged against. Yet, on Material planes are found wide ranges between “All” or “None” (e.g. the shades of grey between “black and white”). Substituting “Emotions” for sound thinking leads EPs to consider issues based on how they “feel” (i.e. Emotions) without seeking to understand it–the false belief of: “if it feels right it must be true.”jabaileymd.com