Positivism

Recent events have unearthed a breakdown in the lifestyles we inherited and we are living in days where many are walking with heavy thoughts. Society overall, has become a pressure cooker that breaks the human spirit and sadly, it has succeeded in breaking down many individuals. It is clear that we need to change and make life better for everyone on this earth. As it is our human birth right to live a fulfilled life, but how can we begin to change this current state to a positive life?

They say knowledge is power and possibly finding the right knowledge will lead to positive existence. French Philosopher, Auguste Comte, defined Positivism as the final and highest state of intellect. Positivism is the idea that knowledge is acquired by observation and experience through scientific structures rather than intuitive and introspective means. In other words, it is thinking in terms of things that can be verified rather than ideas that are often unable to be confirmed in absolute terms.

However, if you live long enough, you will find there are many things that cannot be verified using scientific methods. Also, we can see that the evolution of society has shown that collective knowledge is often updated throughout history. Even so, if we take the idea of Positivism and observe people who strive to live with a positive attitude, we would find that they are often in a better place in life. On the other hand, there are many who live life without positivity and accept their fate by declaring, “that’s life.” Why have we collectively allowed it to be this way?

All the while, the most positive and happiest humans on this earth are children, especially children under the age of 5. As they are not affected by burdens brought by society structures and ideologies, but rather live to the beat of their own unconditional love and excitement for life. Maybe, we can live life with child wonder as an adult, but that would require time and patience to become whole again. The silver lining in the destruction of a child’s joy is that you are becoming redefined, understanding, and if you allow it, can become what you are meant to be.

The first step to change, is understanding that information in society is fragmented and grouped, which often brings division. That is definitely something that can be observed and experienced when reviewing current events. The Positivism of today is that we need to come together and unite, for all knowledge holds a fragment of information that when put together will lead us all to the truth. Unity is our best chance to survive the darkest hours of our lifetime, and it is the only way we can find everything that was hidden within the blinding lights. Afterall, positives can be negatives and reverse, so we must do what we can to ensure life is good for our present, as well as for our future generations.

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