3.1 Politics

Being the change

You can apply the knowledge about neurotransmitters (How to change our human nature) systematically to pedagogic and community work. By applying these methods within training, upbringing, education, politics and social action, you use the operation of our biochemical housekeeping to solve problems that ask a heavier approach than the interventions from Chapter 4. It is important that you integrate the biochemical knowledge within the analysis of the initial situation. You look at a different way to the problems of youth gangs, football hooligans and fundamentalist violence. Under these problems you discover concrete behavior that is caused by the almost uncontrollable chaos of biochemicals in the body. A chaos that often is enhanced by artificially ingested biochemical substances like alcohol, medicines and (hard) drugs. You can also make methodical use of knowledge around the biological factor regarding long-term problems in education and mental health. As a result, a number of well-established methods will be seen in a new light; you can recognize video home therapy as a biological method, because this therapy has a very direct influence on the prefrontal cortex and on the  body’s own biochemistry. Computer games can play an important role by channeling aggression within a safe environment. With computer games you can develop self-control skills in a playful way as an exercise, and so enhance the PFC via TCA. In addition, you can develop methods that are based on well-known television programmes in which young people learn to take their life into their own hands again, like Youth at Risk. Interventions from Chapter 4 on hugging can be developed into a complete method, such as Shantala-massage, the method of Tactil Ryg, and the method of Touching Child Care. With these  methods you can prevent children in a class from bullying each other. Finally, at the end of this chapter it turned out that a dog, a cat or a rabbit can form the basis of a biological method and that even prisoners (sentenced to death) thereby again feel that they have a heart. We discovered that all these interventions and methods are based on evoking and regulating hormones and neurotransmitters such as adrenalin, serotonin, oxytocin, phenyletylamin, dopamine, vasopressin, and many more that you can find in this book.

Vernice Solima: “We live in a time of great transition in which our experiences and concepts of self, society and the universe are continuously dying and transforming; a time in which the most compelling need is visionary leadership that initiates opportunities for sustainable, healthy, wise and creative action in the world. In this article, I () explore the cultivation of a visionary leadership for sustainable change that is sourced from essential qualities of inner Being and that authentically responds to the many challenges on the planet today.”Integral Sustainable development

See also: Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview

In terms of our human-DNA: we develop our PreFrontalCortex (PFC) to overview the whole world in his historic context and make changes sustainable. (RL)