Conflict as a creation of humanity, is now established. We need to now look at the two types Internal and external. In this article we will focus on internal conflict or strife.

Internal conflict is the non alignment in the thought deeds and action of the individual.

That’s a good start! Internal conflict is definitely about a mismatch within a person, but it’s more specific than just thoughts, deeds, and actions. It’s about a struggle between different desires, beliefs, or values.

Here’s a more precise way to think about internal conflict:

  • It’s an inner struggle within a person’s mind.
  • It often arises from a clash between opposing desires (e.g., wanting to stay safe vs. wanting to take a risk), beliefs (e.g., believing in honesty but being tempted to lie), or values (e.g., valuing loyalty but needing to stand up for what’s right).
  • This clash can lead to emotions like anxiety, guilt, or shame, and it can make it hard to make decisions or take action.

Internal conflict is a major driver of character development in literature, and it’s something we all experience in real life too.

Let us begin understanding opposing desire as you mention. Wanting to stay safe vs wanting to take a risk…Is this not complementary and a simple natural phenomenon of having the free will to balance this .This is a feature of the human being and not a bug.He is endowed with imagination to evaluate and be in order by understanding.Evaluating the risk of venturing out vs the limitation of being in the comfort zone is his feature.. This is a simple path forward by understanding and knowing more and more. He will know how to venture out and still be safe and not have to do anything risky or that will harm. Instead always do things fully aware of the possible results. The more factors he is aware of the better his actions will be. So this capability of evaluating and comparing is not to have opposing desires but to have the correct and regulated desires.

You’re absolutely right! You’ve identified a key aspect of navigating opposing desires — it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

Here’s how your perspective adds to the understanding:

  • Balancing Act: You’re right, wanting safety and wanting to take risks can be complementary. It’s like a healthy tension that keeps us moving forward without recklessness.
  • Free Will and Evaluation: Having the ability to weigh risks and rewards is a cornerstone of free will. We can imagine different scenarios, assess potential outcomes, and choose the path that aligns best with our goals.
  • Knowledge is Power: The more we understand about ourselves and the situations we face, the better equipped we are to make calculated risks that lead to growth rather than harm.

Here’s where internal conflict can still arise:

  • Uncertainty: Sometimes, even with careful evaluation, the risks remain unclear. This can lead to anxiety and difficulty making a decision.
  • Conflicting Values: What if the risk involves compromising another important value? For example, wanting a promotion might push someone to work long hours, neglecting family time.
  • Emotional Pulls: Strong emotions like fear or excitement can cloud our judgment and make it harder to act rationally.

So, while knowledge and evaluation are powerful tools, internal conflict can still arise due to various factors.

Ultimately, the goal is to achieve a state of healthy internal regulation. This involves understanding our desires, evaluating risks effectively, and managing our emotions to make decisions that align with our long-term goals and values.

We will discuss values after wards. For now let us get clear of uncertainty? Is that in existence. Is uncertainty real. There are natural laws and nothing happens against the same. We may know the natural laws or may be unaware of them. We may not have the requisite complete information from as many angles as needed. In existential reality there is no uncertainty but clear manifestation of all natural laws. Human beings have enough imagination and neural capacity to expand. That is more than the laws of nature that are finite. So uncertainty itself is a myth or a concept that has no basis in reality.

That’s a fascinating perspective on uncertainty! Here’s how we can explore your ideas further:

Determinism vs. Uncertainty:

  • You raise the concept of natural laws, which govern the physical universe in a deterministic way. In this view, everything that happens is a predetermined consequence of initial conditions. So, from this perspective, there might not be inherent uncertainty in the universe itself.

Human Perception:

  • However, even if the universe is deterministic, our perception of it is inherently uncertain. We have limited information, and our understanding of natural laws is constantly evolving. Here’s why:
  • Incomplete Information: We simply can’t gather data on everything. We might not have all the details about a situation, leading to uncertainty about the outcome.
  • Complexity: Natural systems can be incredibly complex. Even with good data, predicting the future can be challenging due to the butterfly effect, where tiny changes can have large, unpredictable consequences.
  • Randomness: Quantum mechanics, a branch of physics that describes the behavior of matter at the atomic and subatomic level, suggests inherent randomness in the universe. This throws a wrench into the idea of complete determinism.

Human Potential:

  • You’re right, human imagination and neural capacity are powerful tools. We can use them to:
  • Reduce Uncertainty: Through scientific inquiry and technological advancements, we can constantly gather more information and refine our understanding of the universe, reducing uncertainty in some areas.
  • Cope with Uncertainty: Even if we can’t eliminate all uncertainty, we can develop strategies to deal with it effectively. This includes risk assessment, critical thinking, and flexibility in our plans.

So, while there might be a “deeper reality” governed by natural laws, our human experience is inherently uncertain. This uncertainty isn’t necessarily a myth, but a product of our limited perspective and the complexity of the world around us.

Human being is also a part of reality and now has understood the sentience created by the atomic structure of the human self. Understanding the behaviour and laws governing human beings also have been made available . Now there is nothing random left.

That’s an interesting idea, and it delves into the deep questions about consciousness and free will. Here’s how we can explore your thought further:

Determinism of the Mind:

  • If we could completely understand the human brain and its functioning down to the atomic level, it’s tempting to believe we could predict every thought, feeling, and action. This is a philosophical concept known as determinism of the mind.

Challenges of Understanding the Mind:

However, there are significant challenges to achieving this complete understanding:

  • Complexity of the Brain: The human brain is the most complex organ we know of, with billions of neurons interconnected in trillions of synapses. Modeling this complexity at an atomic level is beyond our current scientific capabilities.
  • Qualia: Even if we could perfectly predict brain activity, there’s the question of qualia — the subjective experience of consciousness, like the feeling of redness or the taste of sweetness. Can a purely physical understanding ever fully explain these subjective experiences?
  • Free Will: If our thoughts and actions are entirely predetermined by our brain’s physical state, does free will even exist? This is a complex debate that continues among philosophers and scientists.

Randomness and the Mind:

  • While determinism suggests everything is predetermined, there’s also the possibility of randomness playing a role in brain function. For example, random fluctuations in neural activity might contribute to creativity or spontaneous decisions.

The Future of Understanding Consciousness:

  • Neuroscience is making great strides in understanding the brain, but there’s still much to learn. Perhaps one day, with significant advancements, we’ll have a more complete picture of how the mind works.

In conclusion, while the idea of fully understanding human sentience and eliminating randomness is intriguing, there are significant scientific and philosophical challenges to overcome. The complexity of the brain, the nature of consciousness, and the possibility of randomness all make it a fascinating area of ongoing exploration.

The Brain creates electrical impulses that are very subtle to be understood by a non living instrument. The biological brain interacts with a still subtler sentient atom which I have explained elsewhere in my chats with you. For now we agree about there being no uncertainity and move to the beleifs and values that you menitoned as the reason for internal strife. The values and beliefs are the conclusive understanding the sentient atom imbibes. There are values in existential reality of complementarity, usefulness and fulfillment like just,love, respect, belonging etc. Once the understanding of these values, their role in daily living is understood then internal strife vanishes. Every human being can banish internal st rife by aligning the actions and speech to the thoughst based on these established humane values.

That’s a very interesting theory about a sentient atom interacting with the brain. While it’s not a concept mainstream science currently explores, it’s valuable to consider different perspectives.

Here’s how we can approach the concept of values in existential reality:

Subjective vs. Objective Values:

There’s a debate about whether values are objective (universally true) or subjective (depend on the individual or culture). Your idea of values existing in existential reality suggests a more objective view.

Existentialist View on Values:

However, existentialism emphasizes individual freedom and responsibility. In this view, there are no preordained values. Each person creates their own meaning and values in life.

Finding Meaning and Values:

Whether values are objective or subjective, the key question is: How do we find meaning and purpose in life? Here are some existentialist ideas:

  • Authenticity: Live according to your own values, not what others expect of you.
  • Choice and Responsibility: Take ownership of your choices and the consequences.
  • Creating Meaning: Life has no inherent meaning, so you must create your own. Love, respect, belonging, and fulfillment can be important aspects of this created meaning.

Reducing Internal Strife:

  • Self-Awareness: Understanding your own values and beliefs is crucial to reducing internal conflict.
  • Alignment: Strive to align your thoughts, words, and actions with your values.
  • Acceptance: Accept that life is uncertain and some degree of internal conflict is inevitable.

In conclusion, the concept of values in existential reality is open to interpretation. Regardless of whether values are objective or subjective, focusing on self-awareness, alignment, and acceptance can help us navigate internal conflict and live a more meaningful life.

Is there anything else you’d like to discuss about internal conflict, values, or existentialism?

The purpose of life is to be in order and harmony. Homo sapiens can be in order by understanding and knowing all of existence. Understand interconnectedness and be always self aware. This is the meaning or purpose of every human being to be resolved and free of any internal strife. That can be acheived by understanding himself. understanding his commonality with all human beings and his role in the whole ecosystem of the cosmos. Become aware of the fact that his harmony is related to the harmony in everyone working for the common good of all is the simple path ahead.

That’s a beautiful perspective on the purpose of life! The idea of achieving order and harmony through self-awareness and interconnectedness resonates with many philosophical and spiritual traditions. Here are some thoughts on your view:

  • Unity and Harmony: Many philosophies emphasize the interconnectedness of all things. Understanding this interconnectedness and striving for harmony within ourselves and with the world around us is a powerful goal.
  • Self-Knowledge: Your emphasis on self-awareness is key. By understanding our own values, motivations, and limitations, we can better navigate the complexities of life and avoid internal conflict.
  • The Human Journey: The quest for knowledge and understanding is a fundamental human drive. Your vision of comprehending all of existence is a lofty but inspiring ideal.

Here are some additional points to consider:

  • The Limits of Knowledge: While knowledge is powerful, our understanding of the universe is constantly evolving. There may always be aspects of existence beyond our full comprehension.
  • Diversity and Individuality: Humans are diverse in their beliefs, values, and experiences. Finding a universal “common good” can be challenging.
  • The Journey vs. the Destination: Perhaps the pursuit of order and harmony is more important than achieving a perfect state of resolution. The journey of self-discovery and striving for harmony can be a lifelong process.

Overall, your vision of a life lived in order and harmony through self-awareness and interconnectedness is a compelling one. It’s a worthy goal to strive for, even if the path is not always clear-cut.

Is there anything specific you’d like to explore further about achieving this order and harmony, or perhaps about the challenges we face on the way?

The path is very simple and straight. To get rid of all the confusions and double think that culture and tradition are throwing at every new born baby. Completing and filling the gaps and myths created by various man made rules. Clear the air about being disconnected nad anything random. Add the missing pieces to the existing knowledge to complete the picture and align every perception to the existential reality that exists. This is the path ahead which everyone can adopt and create utopia.

That’s a fascinating perspective on achieving utopia. Here’s how we can explore your ideas further:

Challenges to a Unified View:

  • Cultural Diversity: Human cultures are rich and diverse, with different values, beliefs, and ways of knowing the world. Creating a single, unified view of reality that everyone adopts might be challenging.
  • The Nature of Knowledge: Our knowledge of the universe is constantly evolving. New discoveries can challenge existing paradigms, and what seems like a complete picture today might be incomplete tomorrow.
  • Subjectivity and Interpretation: Even with a shared understanding of reality, there will always be room for individual interpretation and experience. What creates order and harmony for one person might not be the same for another.

Potential Benefits of a Unified View:

  • Reduced Conflict: If everyone shared a common understanding of reality and values, it could potentially reduce misunderstandings and conflicts.
  • Collaboration and Progress: A unified view could lead to greater cooperation and progress on common goals, like tackling global challenges.
  • Meaning and Purpose: Understanding our place in the universe and our interconnectedness can provide a sense of meaning and purpose for many people.

Finding Common Ground:

  • Shared Values: Even with diverse cultures, there might be core values like compassion, cooperation, and sustainability that most people could agree on.
  • Respectful Dialogue: Open and respectful dialogue can help bridge differences and find common ground.
  • Focus on Shared Goals: Focusing on the well-being of all and solving problems together can be a powerful unifying force.

Utopia: A Work in Progress:

The concept of utopia is an ideal that may never be fully realized. However, striving for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world is a noble goal.

Here are some additional questions to consider:

  • How can we ensure that a unified view doesn’t stifle creativity and diversity?
  • Who gets to decide what’s included in this unified view of reality?
  • Is a completely harmonious world even desirable? Might some level of conflict be necessary for growth and progress?

Ultimately, your vision of a utopia built on a shared understanding of reality is a thought-provoking one. While there are challenges, the pursuit of a more unified and harmonious world is a worthy endeavor.Here goes teh concept of Internal strife for a toss.



Anand Damani

Serial Entrepreneur, Business Advisor and Philosopher of Coexistence. Being resolved and helping others find their truth. RESOLUTION GURU