Receptive to Reformation
3 April 2020
As the HCRC, we have illustrated the human species’ need for a set of principles to guide our actions towards the achievement of a better global human civilization. These principles can be seen as our guide on the path towards building this better global human civilization. Without guiding principles, we are bound to get lost along our journey through existence as a species. This is why we believe it is crucial to determine what these guiding principles are based upon the type of civilization we want to exist within. As the HCRC, we believe that humanity should exist in a global human civilization that has the best interest in mind for every human being. With this vision of what type of civilization humanity should exist and operate within, we have set out to analyze principles we believe can fulfill the role of guiding humanity towards building a better global human civilization.
The next principle that we believe is critical to achieving a better global human civilization is the principle of open-mindedness. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines open-mindedness as,” receptive to arguments or ideas”. As the HCRC, we believe the importance that lies within the principle of open-mindedness is the concept of being receptive. We define open-mindedness as a mindstate that is willing to consider new ideas. The concept of being open-minded is critical for the human species to continue progressing towards a better global human civilization.
As individual human beings, as well as for humanity altogether we cannot progress towards a better global human civilization if we do not make changes to our day to day existence as individual human beings and to how we operate our civilization as a species. It has been said that insanity can be defined by doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results each time. Our quest for a better global human civilization can be deemed insane if we do not make changes that will increase our probability of eventually accomplishing this goal. This need for change is evident. We cannot exist as a human being of a stable mindstate in the present time and say that we have achieved a global human civilization that has the best in mind for every single human being. With this dire need for change to occur, we must be open-minded to all ideas on how we can achieve a better global human civilization.
As human beings, we must understand that we already open our minds to ideas, the difference is that we do it to varying degrees. Just as our experiences and perceptions held within our existence have created the current principles we are guided by, we must remember that our receptiveness to ideas is filtered through those past experiences and perceptions as well. This entails that some human beings may be more open-minded than others. As the HCRC, we firmly believe that no matter where you currently stand in your abilities to be open-minded, it does not dictate or hinder your ability to become more open-minded moving forward. The question then becomes, how can we improve our ability to be more open-minded?
This can seem like a daunting task. Being open-minded in the first place can be seen as difficult, especially when we consider the range of ideas that we may be opposed to for a variety of reasons. As the HCRC, we believe being an open-minded human being is not about agreeing or going along with every idea that comes along, rather it is the ability to hear out ideas to their full extent before analyzing them to ensure they are compliant with all other guiding principles. Before we rule out an idea for any reason, to ensure that we are open-minded, we must hear that idea out to the fullest. We must essentially respect the idea’s existence.
This concept may seem impractical especially when the idea in question comes from a place of hate, intolerance, or ignorance. What we must remember before we can vanquish an idea from existence, is where ideas originate from. All ideas, at least the ones we are aware of, come from a human being. Every idea that exists within our experience of human life, has come from a human being and represents the core belief structures of that human being in one way or another. This is why it is vital to hear out each idea to its fullest extent. When we give the idea the respect to be heard, we are essentially giving the person who that idea originated with that respect.
Once the idea has been heard to its fullest extent, we can then begin the process of analyzing the idea. Within this analysis, we can cross-reference the idea with our other guiding principles, beliefs, and ultimately the end goal of a better global human civilization that we desire. As the HCRC, we have detailed our belief in how every member of the human species shares in certain commonalities that make every single human being an equal form of life. We have detailed the guiding principle of all-inclusive compassion and how it can be proactively utilized. These are the qualifications that we cross-reference ideas with to ensure that they will help in the achievement of a better global human civilization rather than hinder it. This is how we ensure ideas that come from a place of hate, intolerance, and ignorance are eliminated before they can be implemented.
As the HCRC, we want to encourage all human beings to think of ideas that can change the way we operate our global human civilization. It is important to understand that we need new ideas to arise if we want to achieve the building of a better global human civilization. With a balance of open-mindedness and other guiding principles, we can empower ideas that will allow humanity to build a better global human civilization that has the best interest for every member of the human species. Join us next Friday, as we layer in another guiding principle that will strengthen humanity’s ability to build a better global human civilization.
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