PAINFULLY CORRECT ANSWER
1 – The universe consists only of energy at different frequencies. There is a fundamental force at the lowest level we cannot yet identify. Although in the last few years it appears we are beginning to shift in the correct direction. The material (mass) is the result of pressure by these forces upon one another.
1 – Your physical condition is nothing but a measure of facts.
2 – The physical laws of the universe provide us with information to increase caloric returns on our efforts – there has been no equivalent and never can be.
3 – Your brain converts millions of measurements, consisting of nothing but pulses, half of which are from just your eyes, into a symphony that predicts your internal condition, the oritentation of your body in space, and the space around you, and the behavior of others around you, with extraordinary accuracy. While doing so the reset of your brain competes to predicts tens, hundreds, thousands, maybe millions of predictions, of fragments, objects, environments, scenes, and if any of them are rewarding, makes your attention aware of them, and repeats the process. Your ability to predict correctly is a measure of your knowledge, error, bias, and ignorance. That is all.
3 – Your emotions are measurements of your predictions. If your predictions are good those will be correspondent and if your predictions are bad they will not. As a consequence of the vast competition between predictions, your attention will be seized and recurse (echo, repeat) what excites you whether positively or negatively, whether correct prediction or not. The universe outside of your physical reach is very complex. The more regular it is the more predictable it is, and the less the burden on your predictions (brain). The less regular it is the more uncertain it is, the less predictable it is, the less coherent your thoughts, the less positive emotions it can produce. As such your emotions are nothing but a measure of your ignorance – where ignorance refers to a lack of training. That training can be in knowledge of the world, knowledge of yourself, or knowledge of how to regulate your thoughts (mindfulness).
4 – The fact that you are not trained in mindfulness, is a 20th-century novelty caused by the left’s revolution against western civilization, against reason, science, and darwin by their false promise of the nature of man, the malleability of man, and the possibility of ending scarcity – all of which cause us to LEARN to control our impulses in order to survive.
5 – The fact that you cannot obtain mindfulness is that all the institutions that produced mindfulness were intentionally destroyed by the left in by claiming that the training they provided was oppressive rather than producing necessary mindfulness. And that if freed from training in mindfulness (and all other meaningful education) that people would reach a natural state of perfection. The opposite was of course true.
6 – The Industrial revolution occurred very quickly and met opposition from traditional religion and philosophy that was also hindered by that religion, and as such the ancient means of mindfulness among Europeans: state religion (political), civic festival religion (social), polytheistic heroic religion (aspirational), epicurean mindfulness (interpersonal), stoic mindfulness (personal) were no longer known, no longer taught, and when theology was increasingly falsified the people had nothing to turn to but the military. The Prussians succeeded in that transition. The Germans created their phenomenalist philosophy as a substitute for religion, and the French created the socialist state as a replacement for religion, and Americans augmented religion with the constitution that expressed natural law in formal terms. Furthermore, the household was undermined, the family undermined, marriage undermined, personal responsibility undermined, history and the sciences undermined, rule of law by empirical natural law undermined, and most importantly, the tradition and norm of all speech as a testimony (truth) in all walks of life, undermined.
So you lack training in mindfulness. You lack socialization. YOu’ve been indoctrinated into a pseudoscientific cult of revolution. That is all.
Ritualists are always happy
Stoics are always happy.
Epicureans are always happy.
ANd it doesn’t require Buddhist ‘magic’ new age woo-woo, or Abrahamic superstition.
Can this be fixed? Yes. And a few hundred philosophers and scientists in this world are working on it but we are hindered by the REVOLUTION IN ABRAHAMIC RELIGION by it’s conversion from the supernatural false promise of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, to the pseudoscientific false promises (lies) of marxism, socialism, neo-marxism postmodernism, ant-male feminism, and human-biological science denial.
There is no difference between the Jewish-Christian destruction of Rome from within, the Bolshevik destruction of Russia from with and the Neo-Bolshevik destruction of Europe and America from within: the false promise from the freedom of physical, natural, and evolutionary laws, and blaming those who try to keep man in prosperity by discovering adapting to, and applying them.
So those of us working on this problem of creating mindfulness in the personal, interpersonal, social, and political domains, ARE HAVING TROUBLE COMPETING with the Second Dark Age of Ignorance, by the Second Systemic Religion of False promise that provides comforts with denial of reality.
That doesn’t mean we won’t win eventually. It means we haven’t been.