Paradigm B and Paradigm A: The Book Analogy

Two stories provide a context for the human community – Paradigm B and Paradigm A.  They are dissimilar in almost every respect. By comparing these two stories – one sustainable, one unsustainable – we can encourage humanity to choose the healthier alternative. 

Paradigm B, the dominant world view, involves repressing the reality of our ongoing self-destructive behavior.  In contrast, Paradigm A is characterized by the experience of compassion, truth, beauty, joy, happiness, freedom and peace of mind. 

So far humanity has not chosen wisely.  We spend too much of our energy lying, denying and attempting to conceal the horrible secret that causes so much human suffering.  The following comparison might help give us the energy, commitment, intention and determination to seek the better experience:  

Criteria Paradigm B Paradigm A
Form
Genre
Philosophy (Metaphysics)
Source of Energy
Theme
Affect
Experience
Fiction
Fantasy, Horror, Surrealism
Illusion
Fear
Competition
Emotional Reaction
Suffering
Non-Fiction
Reality
Truth/Beauty
Compassion
Cooperation
Peaceful Response
Joy

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For a much more in-depth discussion on Simple Reality, read Simple Reality: The Key to Serenity and Survival, by Roy Charles Henry, published in 2011.

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