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Cuz says, “I want to get BJ back to return BJ to her dad.”
But GM knows that is not a good idea.
GM answers, “She is happy with her mother and gets love there. Her father is too busy and hard on such a small child.”
Cuz blurs out, “But Dad made me tough by being hard on me.”
GM answers, “But a hard childhood weakens a person and does not make them ready for life. A hard childhood puts people in their Lower Nature, their survival mode, a primitive part of the brain, it does not think or see the good in things. It is depressive over all.”
Cuz answers, “But being tough and fighting can be fun. The adrenaline is exciting.”
She explains, “Adrenaline is addictive and addictions take away empathy. Lack of empathy stops us from thinking about the logic of emotion which helps us understand people. And if we do not understand people we are handicapped. Net working with people in their Upper Nature is the source of all the great art, literature, and science in history. It is the fountain of life saving creativity. The Lower Nature is about death and failure.”
Cuz laughs and says, “But I can party hardy and not fear or worry about anything. I don’t need to be creative.”
She goes on to say, “Lack of fear and love leaves a person impulsive and naive about people, psychopathic or impulsive without a conscience. They do what they want, when they want, without taking others feelings in account. Self-centered, they do not understand others. Charming by saying what others want to hear, only guessing what others feel they pour on the sugar. Unsuspecting and naive victims will fall for it for a while. But over time they too see the person is self-centered and will avoid them.”
Cuz pauses and thinks a moment and slowly says, “So that is why Lucky would not go out with me. She thinks I am only charming her, that I am not sincere. But I am sincere, I fight hard to get ahead and earn a living. I could protect her.”
GM explains more saying, “You are helping the City to act psychopathic. Cities are made up of people, are a conglomeration of them all, and over time can act in their Lower Natures, and become a psychopathic city, if there is not enough people who care to return the city to the Upper Nature. Women do not want to have to raise children in a crime city. You are not tough, it’s a war out there, an economic war, and you are a solder, a victim of Human Trafficking,”
Cuz mutters, “Then Lucy was not interested in me because she seen I was involved in a psychopathic endeavor with the gangs who ignore how she and others feel about gangs and the gadget. Maybe Larry’s dad is behind it all.”
It was a new concept to him, he had to maul it over in his mind to really understand. But Cuz has always felt being tough was the only way of life.
He wanted to know to know how gangs hurt the city and what he could do to help the kids, the little hero’s, in their search for answers of what to do with BJ. How, he thought, how could he help if he did not understand it.
“The kids are going to all their parent for advice,” he lured out, “and they were first headed for the TV station. How can that help or hurt?”.
GM thought for a second and then said, “The TV station is where Edgar’s and Ragde’s dads work so they could help the people in the city see the need for Upper Nature Widgets in their decision-making and choice of what to buy. Or the TV media men could teach people to buy indiscriminately, to give Larry’s dad a profit. The city can then lean even further towards the functional or dysfunctional. They can make or break businesses.”
“And”, asked Cuz, “How can Molly’s or Charlotte’s parents help or hurt?”
People in the city”, she explains, “need counseling to understand how to live in a city and still build a better city personality. If Larry’s dad intimidates everyone the city becomes more psychopathic and Larry’s dad rules their thoughts and actions for his own profits. He offers gadgets to entertain and addict them. People need to decide to be productive not addicted. Many people in Dives, like Charlotte’s parents own, get addicted.”
“What about Sue’s parent’s Church,” spouts Cuz, “versus Destiny’s arcade and novelty shop?”
GM gets a serious look and says, “People and cities need the Upper Nature to be strong to keep the Lower Nature in check. And the Upper Nature uses Cuddles (Love), as a guide. But love has to consult with Geru (common sense and beliefs that work), to check and balance each other so one is aware where love will help and not be destroyed and not just depend on luck or what happens to come along.”
“What about me and Lucy,” asked Cuz, “and the kids helping BJ get back with her mother?”
She goes on to say, “Business that encourage people to be addicted discourage empathy and love, making relationships harder. Relationships,” she explains, “need to be aware of the each others widgets, emotions and thoughts. Lucy said it could not work with you, you did not show her you have beliefs that help. Churches help people with relationships, getting their Upper Natures in balance. If the preacher is afraid to challenge the city politics, to open up our minds to help the kids then the whole city is intimidated.”
“And,” asks Cuz, “how does that affect doing things and buying things?”
GM summaries it all up, “If the city can’t have a healthy Upper Nature then people in the city begin to be intimidated. Without love and intelligence in their daily lives they will buy indiscriminately, making Larry’s dad richer and their own spirits poorer.”
“How can I or the kids help?” asks Cuz.
“Be aware,” answers GM, “that they and the city need a Hero, but the hero can’t be faint of heart, he must have conviction, the courage in spite of fear to do what is right for the Upper Nature, truth, love, sound logic, and helpful action.”
Well, continues GM, “The Arcadia is a place to have fun and fantasy. It is not a vital way to change life style. It depends on luck and blind belief, more blind belief than religions. They do not teach better living. If they fail at the TV station, Counseling and Dive, Church and Arcade, then all that is left is City Hall. But City Hall can be intimidated also.”
She continues, “Fantasy is fun, but unless it has messages to help us to use our Upper Natures it is there only for empty entertainment and if it is the only source of pleasure it becomes an addiction limiting open-mindedness and the Lower Nature again has the upper hand. We need to get pleasure from doing the right and productive things that help everyone. This is where Government comes in.”
“What do you mean,” ask Cuz, “how can Government help?”
GM explains, “It’s all about power, there is no ceiling to greed, it has to be limited by the reality of the situation. People need to limit the ability of Larry’s Dad to sell and addict their children to gadgets. The government helps inform people of the dangers of gadgets so people can make intelligent decision on their use, and limits illegal activities to addict children.”
To continue she went on to say, “Free Will is only found in the UN. Free Will needs truth, hopeful feelings, sound thinking, and productive actions. The LN is there to help survival, not to be the main focus. It can’t see, feel, think, or act in everyone’s best interest. It is survival of the group not of any particular individual. The city should not revolve around a few but around everyone to offer resources, freedom, and equal opportunity. Government helps this happen.”
So”, she says, “A hero has to command his UN and use LN to augment the UN only when needed for survival of self and the group. LN should defend Truth, Love, Wisdom, and Right Action. You said the Kids were going to their parents work, help them, help them get BJ back to her mother who has many lessons to teach her to be loving and wise. A hero must be all that first, to be able to teach others. Go Cuz, my child, and think deeply about these things.”
“That sounds scary to go against Larry’s Dad,” puzzles Cuz.
GM adds, “Don’t be a victim. Be a Hero.”
“How, Grandma, How?” he inquires.
“First,” she explains, “you must seek the truth so you can see reality, second control your fears by seeking Empathy, Love for BJ and for gaining Lucy as a friend can help control your fears,” replies GM as he begins to leave, “Thirdly, believe in the good of all mankind and plan to do what helps you and others,” she continues as he goes out the door, “and fourthly follow through and do what works, as you grow up you will find your way and not let your Lower Nature control unless needed to save life.”
As he left she yelled, “Balance your widgets, and let the Upper Nature be in charge.”