Synopsis

The Ethic of Human Repair

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To the extent a person does not understand human nature, at least to that extent a person lacks self-knowledge.  Since no one yet fully understands human nature, we all suffer from a lack of self-knowledge.  The universal lack of self-knowledge stems from deep confusion about the nature of free will, the clarification of which is the central theme and objective of the 1st gate:  self-control.  The body of knowledge rendered in The Ethic of Human Repair demystifies the origin of suffering and is a remedy for chronic personal problems.

Even though free will is arguably the most treasured human faculty, very rarely do people talk about free will.  People mistakenly believe they are always in control of themselves and thus assume they can freely exercise their will at any time.  Most people rarely make the distinction between having a free will and the ability to exercise free will and most believe they are always using their free will even when simple logic proves otherwise.  For example, even though normal people do not like to be angry and don’t willingly choose to get angry, people mistakenly believe they are in control of themselves when they are angry.  Similarly, when a person has a chronic personal problem, they never consider that the origin of their problem is one of free will or the lack thereof.   Free will has failed to enter the mainstream of societal discourse nor has yet to become prominent within the field of psychotherapy.

Consider the potential risk to a human being who knows very little about the nature of free will.  In ignorance, such a person may think, believe or perceive they are exercising free will when in fact they are not, in which case this person is out of control and does not know it.  To not know oneself is out of control could not be more troubling to a sane person.  For example, alcoholism and mania are chronic personal problems characterized by a false perception of self-control that causes the inflicted person to spiral out of control.  Less severe idiosyncratic personal problems also have this vicious defensive nature specifically designed to prevent the sufferer from acknowledging the existence of their problem.   What characterizes all such cases is the inability to exercise free will at the same time perceiving that the opposite is true – an unconscious state of confusion correctable by learning The Logic of Free Will.

The Ethic of Human Repair teaches The Logic of Free Will, a philosophy of human behavior and suffering consistent with the Old Testament.  The Logic of Free Will corrects widely held false notions about the human condition, then instructs how to solve personal problems with its logic.  The Logic of Free Will is composed of the following logic gates: the survival imperative, cause and effect, paradox, perception and the structure of a self-fulfilling prophecy.   

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