How to Be Less Human
How to Be Less Human
If you’re reading this, I’m assuming that you’re looking for information on how to be less human. This is after all, a reflection of the human condition; a universal, almost Campbell-esque quality shared by all of us. Humans have been exploring the stars for as long as anyone can remember and we have always been consumed by desire. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way that we deal with pain and suffering. In the world of business and the world of finance and the economic and social systems that we exist within, it is imperative that we work to instil in our people the belief that they will be happier and healthier and therefore better able to contribute to the greater good if they choose to – and this begins with early warning signs.
In a recent documentary that was released under the name of ‘How to be Less Human,’ noted author and researcher Dr. David Gilad says that there are three primary drivers of human behavior: biological, sociological, and psychological. According to Gilad, there are some universal patterns of early warning behavioral responses that can help managers identify whether or not a person may be prepared for work in a competitive environment and thus how to be less human in that environment. Two of these patterns, according to Gilad, are that individuals who display confidence and authority tend to perform better and experience higher levels of success, and those who exhibit power and assertiveness experience lower levels of failure.
How to be Less Human, according to Gilad, is not so much about what one might consider to be bad habits or unconscious thinking, but rather it is about how these are interpreted and internalized by an individual. He also argues that an individual who understands his or her social role and learns how to behave properly can do better at work and in their personal lives. The red cross may not be the quintessential symbol of the cross anymore, but it still possesses many symbolic meaning to Americans. In the end, says Gilad, “The red cross is really more of an emblem than anything else. It’s an example of the way in which humans learn to deal with change, and it’s an example of the way in which the past, in the United States and in Europe, can give us directions for the future.”