Following the expanded-mind conversation of the Dark Park Series, this next section follows from Dark Park pt. 3 – Political lies, Time flies, Everything dies, to discuss intentions and choices sourced in your heart and those sourced in extrinsic motivation. Following this stream we discuss the effect of sociopathology in university, corporate America , and politics.
There are a few quirks that should be cleared first as to avoid unnecessary confusion:
—We talk of sociopaths and psychopaths and how they function in society, but there is some confusion on the terminology. According to Wiki.answers.com (source) they are defined as follows:
“some argue the SOCIOPATH to be less organized in his or her demeanor, nervous and easily agitated – someone likely living on the fringes of society, without solid or consistent economic support. A sociopath is more likely to spontaneously act out in inappropriate ways without thinking through the consequences.”
“some argue that the psychopath tends to be extremely organized, secretive and manipulative. The outer personality is often charismatic and charming, hiding the real person beneath. Though psychopaths do not feel for others, they can mimic behaviors that make them appear normal. Upon meeting, one would have more of a tendency to trust a psychopath than a sociopath…. He or she might have a tendency to be better educated than the average sociopath, who probably lacks the attentive skills to excel in school.”
With these definitions, it becomes clear that when talking about those who seek high levels of prestige in our social structure, we are talking about Psychopaths.
—At about 2mins in, I am corrected on my use of “success” in my description of psychopaths and encouraged to use the term “winning” instead due to it being more accurate. I then continue to talk using the term “achievement, I feel as though “winning” is a more correct term for that sepal so please hear my use of “achievement” knowing that I was implying “winning”
— Though there was some confusion about the Ratio of “sociopaths” present in our culture in relation to non-sociopaths, according to Dr. Martha Stout, author of “The Sociopath Next Door, approx. 1 in 25 people is sociopathic
The ideas being discussed here is expanded upon without specific fact references being available (iphones were turned off), leading to conversations bred in proposal and speculation. This is a discussion to stimulate further discussion and alternative ideas. This is not a formal essay or a thesis, so have fun, think for yourself and practice constructive, open-minded skepticism.
For more information on these topics Google:
“snakes in suits” and “the sociopath next door”