H.A.M.R.: Hand Actuated Mental Reconditioning
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Overview of Strategic Goals
The Big Picture
When you feel good, you are happy. When you feel bad you are unhappy, perhaps even depressed. Therefor our goal is to perform Hammer Exercises that will reinforce thoughts that make us feel good. Additionally, we wish to feel as good as possible as much as possible, whilst maximizing our productivity. As we shall see, the two go hand-in-hand.
We face a number of challenges in achieving this most desirable of situations. We will examine a simplified, somewhat mechanical interpretation of these challenges and their corresponding solutions.
First: Level X - the threshold of well being.
At any given time it takes X number of endorphines to produce a feeling of well being; this number is the threshold of happiness. In attempting to assist an unhappy or depressed person, we know that if we can get The endorphine level high enough to cross the level X threshold they will feel better. Ideally, level X should be maintained for as many hours as possible throughout the day, every day, for the rest of their lives. This is, of course, the ultimate challenge.
Second: Division of labor in the production of endorphines.
We are endowed with a number of biological needs which are mediated by instinct. Our natural urge is to deftly meet these needs then receive a reward consisting of endorphines. Supplying one individual need, however, can produce only so many endorphines. Some are more important than others, but it still requires several of them at once to reach level X.
What do we actually need? Some things are obvious, others are harder to pin down. Our incredibly complicated system of interaction and mental fantasy causes needs to masquerade as other things. The best way to uncover the actual basis of these needs is to look at studies of The brain and behavior of humans as well as other animals.
But without question, the all time most crucial endorphine producer is positive association with other people. We need to feel liked, well thought of, and confident of our ability to interact successfully. Some other long-term endorphine producers are freedom, self-determination, a feeling of achievement, popularity, doing good deeds, winning, hunting, looking good.
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