There are three parts to each person’s connection with the environment. They are parts of personality that instinctively react to environmental stimuli. Part A, is the perception of immediate need, or immediate need for gratification. Part B, is the perception of future needs, and future gratification. There is also a real connection, Part C. Part C, exists whether we notice it, or not. We are part of an environment, that we share with others. It is from that environment that we derive societal benefit, Societal benefit crosses political borders and spans multiple generations.
Part A ,and part B, of personality, are derived fom the small space, and the small amount of time that each person is uniquely familiar with, a personal vision of the local area, and the present time. Part C is the whole spectrum that all people share. It is about the protection and betterment of all people as a society, for all time. It is about what is known, and it is about what can be learned.
Naturally existing economics maximizes the possibility for all people to care for and protect the environment, for all others. All three parts of people’s personalities affect the way that all people connect with each other, creating a significant part of the environment that people share. The condition of the environment affects whether people receive harm from it, or benefit from it, and people affect the condition of the environment. They control its potential to benefit them, or its potential to harm them.
Healthy human life seems to travel from spirituality to physicality to intellectuality to spirituality, over the course of each human life span. Each phase is economically important. Spiritual warmth is important to the cognitive development, the physical development, and the spiritual development of each person, and it is important to the collective potential of humanity. Absent that warmth, individual growth is stunted. Societal growth is stunted, and spiritual growth is stunted. Economic behavior nurtures spiritual warmth, and spiritual warmth nurtures economic behavior.
Part A, of human personality is typically predominant in childhood. Self-centeredness is the most noticeable attribute. As a child is socialized, conflict with other people causes the necessity for sharing, and part B begins to develop. The most noticeable attribute of part B, is the use of intellect, especially the use of intellect for cooperative gain. Individual planning, social planning, and social training become important. Empathy is a new attribute that is developing a launch pad for part C, of personality growth. As spirituality develops, the dimensions of empathy grow. Empathy is a connection that connects people to family, friends, then acquaintances, then to people’s environment, and to the people in foreign lands, then to foreign environment, and then to the people of other generations.
The naturally existing economic concept stems from the empathetic connection that people have for each other. Everybody does not feel this connection equally, but social interaction in a warm spiritual environment increases the bond we have with each other, our economic connection. A warm spiritual environment increases economic effectiveness exponentially.
Economics is environmentally nurturing. We study the environment that we share with the rest of nature, for economic reasons, and for environmental reasons. When we do a good job of caring for nature. Nature takes better care of us. Exploiting nature is abhorrent, economically toxic behavior. Abhorrent, because it fails to support part A, part B, and part C of human personalities. Toxic because it poisons the environment that people share. Economic environment, educational environment, and physical environment form the sides of the triangle of humanity. Inside the triangle, kind competent behavior produces peace, justice, and joy. Outside of the triangle, inhumanity dominates.
The three parts of human personality have a direct link to the environment that all people share. Our environmental behavior, our economic behavior, and our educational behavior form the foundation for an economic force, that can increase humanity far beyond what was formerly possible. Using this force we can finally achieve peace, justice, and joy.
Injustice, war, and poverty are the reasons for rejecting the barbaric superstitious aberrations that have poisoned past history, and today superstitious notions are what manufactures the propaganda that tempts us to be our own worst enemy. We can do much better by facing the economic reality that rises above the cold stench, the repetitious drama we call our history. Humanity is the environmental warmth, the human story that a people is capable of creating, but only when it tries to create it.
Effort, knowledge, and empathy for the one body of humanity that exists in all locations, and across all generations, is required. Each of us does what we can. What we can do is enormous when we all work together. We reap benefits from others so we can give to those who follow, enable those at our side, and respect the efforts those who preceded us. We are protected by those who proceed us. We protect those who follow. Why do we protect those who follow? The purpose is beyond the scope of academic economics, but there is a natural economic potential that exists as opportunity, like a giant ship. If we fuel it, plan its course, and steer it straight, it will take us places. If we don’t choose to use it, it will sink with our necessities, our comforts, and our dreams.