Society must be organized in such a way that man’s social, loving nature is not separated from his social existence, but becomes one with it. If it is true, as I have tried to show, that love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence, then any society which excludes, relatively, the development of love, must in the long run perish of its own contradiction with the basic necessities of human nature. – Erich Fromm
Language. Laws. Love. Those make up a full life.
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Human beings function only within language. We are words, and words make us. In fact without the words of our names, we would be anonymous, instead of unique individual persons with identity. Even when humans become dehumanized, such as in prison, society identifies a person with a unique number. So it’s easy to see that each person functions only within language, whether numbers or letters.
Helen Keller became famous because she discovered this secret, and embedded it into human consciousness. We create meaning in language, and language gives us our significance. We navigate nature through language. We relate with objects outside our own mind and body through language, giving names to everything to describe their function and usefulness. Without language, life would be meaningless, full of survival grunts, groans and growls.
I am just as deaf as I am blind. The problems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important than those of blindness. Deafness is a much worse misfortune. For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus- the sound of the voice that brings language, sets thoughts astir, and keeps us in the intellectual company of man. – Helen Keller
Language generates our story.
Everything that we experience in this life forms a thread, a continuous history, a line that spells out our story, from birth to death. Although events might be unrelated over the years, the common theme in the story is character, the person who’s life is the center of all that happens.
We capture, record, document our story with language. Thus, we give our lives meaning, significance and worth. Writing allows us to use the symbols of alphabetical letters, or spoken words, or music, or video, to tell the tale of our story, to narrate the path and journey of our life.
Our story becomes a script, a drama, a play that we could easily act out on stage. That script, if we were to write it out, would become the manuscript of our life.
The mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that ‘W-A-T-E-R’ meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand. That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, joy, set it free. – Helen Keller
This manuscript of our life, this story, clothed only in words, sentences and paragraphs encapsulates, wraps up and packages every aspect of us as persons, as living, breathing human beings who experience life with consciousness, thought, awareness, and thus brings meaning, worth and significance to the fact of our existence.
Our dependency on language, then, shows that story is a synonym of who we are as unique individual persons. Our story we could externalize and record into a manuscript. That manuscript, were we to edit, design and publish, becomes our book.
Our life, then, is a book.
Qualped is a system to convert our book into our business. That’s right: your book is your business platform. Your most valuable asset is your story. Your human capital is your life’s path, all the knowledge, experience and intelligence you gathered through the years. Our worth, then, comes wrapped up as a gift already there in our heart, head and hands, and comprises our life experiences and life lessons and life story, along with our dreams, aspirations, and goals.
The seed of life is your book.
Forbes magazine published today the world’s most influential people. Of the seven and a half billion human beings alive in the global population on earth today, guess what? Forbes lists only 75 persons as influential on the planet. Most of these make our billionaires, politicians, and the world’s dictators.
How come so few people dominate the global village in this 21st century?
Powerful, influential people design structures within which the rest of us fit. They make the laws for the operation of life. The average human being refuses to design such personal systems, structures, laws of operation for personal growth, development and harnessing of potential.
Even with global Internet access for anybody on the planet, and the fact that we live in a historical time of unprecedented personal empowerment, individual freedom, and opportunities for self-development, we see only 75 people dominating the affairs of humanity.
Most human beings lack the structure to build something grand, majestic, noble of this life. Most persons just follow a set system or structure, fit within the laws, rules and regulations, and never bother to innovate, experiment, break new ground.
Those 75 powerful people who influence the affairs of every other person on this earth perform within creative laws that they build for everybody else, within a structure that they create, generate and maintain, and within which we all flock like sheep.
A record 2,208 billionaires made Forbes’ 32nd annual ranking of the world’s billionaires. Altogether they are worth a record $9.1 trillion, up 18% from a year ago. – Forbes.com
Within any system, we see that structure – or laws of operation – governs workability. Most of us fail to design our system, our structure, laws of the operation of our life, that suit our goals, mission and vision. So we fit into the systems that braver souls design.
Structure, which forms laws of operation, constitutes the tree of life, the ecosystem’s breathing lifeblood that feeds the root to nurture and cultivate life’s worthy fruits. Without developing a personal structure for our life, we would float drifting without a set direction. So we solve this problem by fitting into somebody else’s system – or conform to the world system.
However, subjecting one’s self to become a mere cog, a spare part, a disposable unit of production, results in a stultifying lifestyle. It’s like living within the walls of a self-imposed prison or cell or closed-in room, feeling secured and able to survive with basic things like food, shelter and rest time. But any enlargement of life becomes impossible unless one breaks free of the structure, system, and laws of status quo operation.
The 20 richest people on the planet are worth a staggering $1.2 trillion, a sum roughly equivalent to the annual economic output of Mexico. In aggregate, they may represent less than 1% of total billionaires but their riches amount to 13% of the total fortune of all billionaires worldwide. –Forbes.com
One lives, however, not to be an irrational rebel against existing order. After all, anarchy breeds chaos. Rather, we create, out of free choice, the personal structure, life system and our own laws of operation for our life, which allows us to generate a fruitful lifestyle.
Fruitful living is our giving back to humanity. It’s our opportunity to leave a mark, a legacy, a lasting contribution to the generations to come, that we existed on this earth at this time, and we offer worthy, valuable, noble life lessons to all future humanity. Our time here, then, becomes a forever value, instead of a mere temporary blip in the grand history of the universe.
Such is what makes up love, the ability for us to not grab what we could get from life, like the free fresh air we breathe, and soak it all up and then expire one day; but for us to breathe this sweet breath of life as a nurturing journey of leaving our worth, our value, our gifts and experiences and knowledge and life-learning for those following us on this path through this earth.
We turn our lives into fruits from which others could find energy, nourishment and sustenance.
What a beautiful act of love it is to share our story to eternal humanity. When we think of the enduring story that the great souls of humanity left us, from the sages like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, to modern global giants like Stephen Hawking, Erich Fromm and Marcel Proust, we encounter the love in the hearts of these human beings, who reached out to us across the ages and generations to give us what they learned of this life. They make our lives so much easier, worthy and meaningful.
Every human being who touches the soul of humanity, we encounter today in their book, in writings of their works, thoughts, life lessons.
Thus, in this 21st century, we hold in our hands the golden cup of opportunity to share our story with the world. Whether it’s touching lives today, or tomorrow, or way in the future – as we see with Karl Marx and his impact on the world these 200 years after his birth – we would pour out our heartfelt love for every human being who breathes the air of the earth in the future, with our heart of love for them now.
Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one’s country which is not part of one’s love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship. – Erich Fromm
And here’s the beauty of this fact of how important your story is to humanity: your book is a multinational enterprise business.
In the qualped system, we’ve developed the structure and laws of operation for you to use language to pour your love through your unique story on the heart of humanity, to touch the souls of generations to come.
We know of Anne Frank and her amazing story in her book, Anne Frank’s Diary, and how that book touches the hearts of multitudes of people worldwide today.
Without her story, without her diary, her book, we would not today know of the kind of humanity, humane kindness, compassion and love of her heart in those dark hours of her life. It would all be lost to us today. However, her diary, now a best-seller book worldwide, enhances our own humane kindness, compassion and love for our fellow humankind.
Your book is a multinational business. We’ve developed an ecosystem of Intellectual Property products that you could apply to your book to cause you to become a human being whose story touches the heart, soul and life of others.
Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an ordination of character which determines the relatedness of the person to the whole world as a whole, not toward one object of love” – Erich Fromm
In today’s mediated global village, our world of such dependence on media, content and sharing of words, videos and music, Intellectual Property (IP) forms the most valuable asset platform on this planet.
Corporations fight tooth and nail to protect their Intellectual Property. This shows in the mammoth global industry of branding and content production. Every corporation today fights and spends heavily to own every powerspace they could to show off their logo, their brand, their story.
Microsoft, Google, Nike, Facebook, Apple all employ sophisticated strategies to stay atop the global consciousness. Their competitors cannot beat them not because of product value, but because of the brand value. For example, other companies got Search Engines online, such as Apple’s Saphire and Microsoft’s Explorer or the open source Firefox. Yet none could compete with Google Chrome, simply because of superior branding: in other words, because the story of Google Chrome outranks any other Search Engine.
We see, therefore, that Intellectual Property is the most valuable commodity in the world today.
The same polarity of the male and female principle exists in nature; not only, as is obvious in animals and plants, but in the polarity of the two fundamental functions, that of receiving and penetrating. It is the polarity of earth and rain, of the river and the ocean, of night and day, of darkness and light, of matter and spirit. – Erich Fromm
And your ready-made, easy to access, in-hand Intellectual Property, your brand, your most valuable asset, is your story. But it sits there in you raw, un-designed, un-packaged, un-shared.
Our qualped structure offers you the way to develop your story into a book that becomes your lifelong business. This is our love to you, our giving back to humanity. We’ve done the hard work, researched the necessary knowledge, and built the engine and platform. You’ve got the story in you.
Let’s partner to convert your story into a book that is your lifelong business.
All men are in need of help and depend on one another. Human solidarity is the necessary condition for the unfolding of any one individual. – Erich Fromm
You’ve got the raw material in you, the words and language to form and design your story into a refined book. We’ve got the system and structure to convert your book into an ecosystem of Intellectual Property that you own as lifelong royalty earnings, as residual income. So let’s share the love and join hands and make a mark on humanity for future generations.
Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted. – Erich Fromm