Political Science

The Breathe Free Principles

By Dean Galvin

This book will launch on Dec 2, 2019. Currently, only those with the link can see it.🔒
Synopsis

The far Left and the far Right are both wrong. They are lacking a clear definition of good.

The Breathe Free Principles book gives us something to agree on. It shows why good is what results from mutually beneficial interactions. Please use it in your life.

The Left and the Right are trying to use government power to force people to do what the Left or Right want. The use of force is the problem. The American ideal of Liberty in the pursuit of happiness is a wiser way. This book will help you clarify and communicate where you stand on such issues.

It makes for a great gift for your thinking friends.

Introduction

What do you stand for? Anything?! Is it good? What does the word “good” mean to you? Do your discussions often go like this:


“That is good.”

“No it's not.”


“Yes it is!”

“No it's not.”


“You’re an idiot!”

“YOU’RE the idiot!!”


This goes on to the point of endless bickering or even physical fighting. With groups it can lead to major conflicts or wars. All from people trying to figure out, "What is good?"


One could even say that every interpersonal problem, misunderstanding or disagreement you have is due to a lack of a clear definition of what is good.


So let’s try to develop a precise definition of what is good.


This will provide a useful tool for having respectful discussions about contentious personal, group and governmental issues. Ideally it will help you to clarify what you stand for, and provide a powerful way to effectively fight for what you believe in.



Chapter 1

Simplest situation – only one person


It all begins with you. Your own internal subjective evaluation of anything and everything is the starting point of good. The only good that there has ever been is because somebody thought so. Why doesn’t really matter, it only matters that your evaluation is positive.


Life involves other people, of course, but the starting point is always each person’s subjective evaluation of something. To avoid confusion, this internal evaluation is better described as positive rather than good. This is because people also use good to mean the objective evaluation of something. Anyone committed to clear communication should use “positive” words or phrases when they speak about their own or other people’s subjective evaluation.


If you think something is positive for you then indicate so by saying it is positive for you. You could say “I like that” or “I agree with that” or “that is satisfying to me” or “that is positive for me.” Most importantly you could just do it and not say anything. Doing it reveals that you think positively about it.


If people committed to clear communication differentiated by using good to mean the objective good and positive or other similar words for the subjective evaluation, we would go a long way to alleviating many fights and conflicts.

About the author

Dean Galvin is someone who believes that something can be done about it. A small town boy who moved to the big city and got clobbered by life. He wants to give you a tool to help you stop the far Left and the far Right from gaining government power to take away our liberties. view profile

Published on October 27, 2019

20000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Political science

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