Timesaving with Social Clarity

7 What is Content of Character?

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[1] Let’s journey through Thumoslang, a collection of operating terms designed for matching understanding during human interaction. Consider the following sequence of Thumoslang thumbnail definitions. It should explain the connection between the concept of service and that of purpose.

  1. Decision; that means, action-based conclusion.
  2. Consideration; that means, weighed decisions.
  3. Deliberation; that means, documented consideration.
  4. Deliberate; that means, with deliberation.
  5. Service; that means, deliberate assistance.
  6. Benefit; that means, service to others.
  7. Usefulness; that means, offering a benefit.
  8. Value; that means, the level of usefulness.
  9. Purpose; that means, value to others.

[2] “The vocabulary from Thumoslang gives power to how someone speaks,” said Norman Baker when he saw the above sequence of thumbnail definitions. “For example, the word ‘purpose’ cannot be used without understanding the word value. To understand the word ‘value,’ the word ‘usefulness’ must be understood. The word ‘purpose’ is rich and full of meaning. In this case, there are eight other words with their thumbnail definitions adding to the definition of purpose. Having such a deep meaning to “purpose” makes the word untouchable by cheap thoughts. The definition can be traced through a collection of words that add to ‘purpose.’ This trace-back of definitions can help our mental chatter have a direction and solution when we are unsure or begin to have cascading thoughts. Suppose we are in a situation where the purpose of something is put into question. In that case, we can rely on a collective of thumbnail definitions like a mental map to guide our thinking logically and see what the situation is as it truly stands.”

[3] Consider the following sequence of thumbnail definitions. It should explain the connection between the concept of inclusion and that of relation.

  1. Inclusion; that means, being a participant.
  2. Involvement; that means, causing inclusion.
  3. Relation; that means, purposeful involvement.
  4. Relational; that means, constituting relation.

[4] “The above sequence made me think about how to improve a romantic relationship,” said Norman. “If a relation is a purposeful involvement, then that means the involvement has value. Without purpose, there is no relation. The above thumbnails made me think about what purpose I want to share or create in my life’s romantic relations. This section makes me think about whether I have been bringing value into my romances or not. Still, they help me think about what precisely I will put in the effort to bring value to a romantic partner’s life. It is a subject of understanding that I have not fully developed in my mind. So far, I can only think of a subjective value to bring happiness to a romantic partner’s life. Everyone wants to be happy, and making someone happy is a person-to-person case. However, I want to answer this question: how do you practically bring value to a romantic partner’s life?”

[5] Consider the following collection of thumbnails. It should explain the connection between the concept of sensation and that of consciousness.

  • Sensation; that means, detected stimulation.
  • Thought; that means, a product of the mind.
  • Conscious; that means, sensations and thoughts.

[6] Consider the following collection. It defines the concept of character.

  • Tendency; that means, typical likelihood.
  • Inclination; that means, conscious tendency.
  • Character; that means, relational inclinations.

[7] “Our character is about the values we consciously involve,” said Norman. “The above thumbnails help me understand how to build up a character I like, but how? I look at the definition of character and see that it means ‘relational inclinations.’ I then plug in the definition for ‘relational.’ Relational means constituting relation. I then follow back through the thumbnail definitions that involve a previous definition. This mapping of logic is helping me truly and effectively understand the full weight of ‘character.’ Better than gaining a new understanding of ‘character,’ my previous definition of the word (or lack of) is redefined in my mind. No matter how I use the word, whether vocally to disclose or internally in my mind, I can now make my thoughts more powerful. The power in my definition of ‘character’ has been renovated and revalued.

[8] What is the content of character? To answer this question, you need to know what course of action you tend to take as a response to a typical set of sensations and thoughts you experience in your mind at the time.

[9] For more than 40 minutes on October 13, 2021, a stranger harassed a woman on SEPTA, a public transit train in Philadelphia, and then raped her. Bystanders were holding up their cellphones, seemingly to record the assault, according to the police. Passengers did not physically intervene or call 911. If you were there and intervened physically or called for help, the content of your character would be different from that of those passengers.

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