My Voice, My Stand

Governing Priorities and Favoritism

Posted in Uncategorized by warycriticaleye on 03/08/2008

There is a theory called the higher-order theory of consciousness. It simply states that a human being always has two or more mental states, such as a thought or emotion, during his period of consciousness and the one perceived to be of more importance is placed in a higher-order state, thus causing the person to focus his energy on that situation. The lower-order states are not ignored though, they are simply given less importance. Like favoritism in a family, the parents do not starve the other children; they just focus more attention on their favorite.

It is interesting how easily applicable this theory is to the government and how our leaders run the country. For people who make wrong decisions in prioritizing, they only mess up something that is important to them – at the very most, their lives. If a ruler of an entire nation makes unreasonable priorities, or worse- if they put themselves first, then an entire country is screwed. This is why it’s easy to deduce why a third-world country’s leaders are most likely engaging in graft and corruption, and the first-world countries have better roads, health and educational systems, means of transportation and economies in general.

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