LIFE & LOVE
The essence of conscious life is control — the ability to control one’s present and future. Conscious life is the only entity in the universe that can control nature and future events. That control is possible to the extent that mysticism is absent and Neothink® is present. A person in control is happy and will prosper. A person out of control is unhappy and will fail. Neothink® puts a person in control.
Three types of love exist: (1) sexual romantic love, (2) nonsexual friendship and family love, and (3) intellectual/artistic love. Contrary to myth, love is not inexplicable or beyond under- standing. Love can be exactly defined and clearly understood.
Romantic love integrates the mind and body of a man and a woman. That integration includes the emotional/intellectual development of values between that man and woman. Such a complex relationship requires planned, rational thought by each partner. Romantic love is one of life’s most important and practical achievements: Romantic love is a major source of personal growth, efficient living, happiness, joy, and pleasure.
Yet romantic love is often dismissed as blind, mindless, irrational, immature, transitory, impractical. But the opposite is true. And similar false notions have led to the misunderstanding of words such as “romantic”, “romanticism”, and the “Romantic era”. How did those false notions begin? “Romantic” and its related words originally implied freedom, individuality, and rational ideals based on integrated honesty…not irrational whims based on mystical illusions. But over the years, the concept of romanticism became inverted by the mystics and falsely associated with the irrationalists and the sentimentalists of the 19th Century Romantic Period.
Philosophers, poets, writers, and artists, such as Rousseau, Wordsworth, Blake, and Van Gogh, were considered romanticists. But they were not romanticists at all. They were existentialists, mystics, and sentimentalists who basked in the intellectual and political freedom of romanticism. The actual romanticists were individuals like Spencer, Hugo, Chopin, Gould, Edison (and earlier romanticists like Aquinas, Michelangelo, da Vinci, and other honest thinking, hard-working idealists). Such individuals created every major value since the Renaissance. Yet, while they were sometimes considered rationalists or even idealists, they were seldom considered romanticists as they actually were.
The “Oxford English Dictionary” traces the usage of “romance”, “romanticism”, and other words whose meanings today are distorted or inverted. Etymologies trace those distortions as far back as the 17th and 18th Centuries. Such word distortions diminish the thinking tools needed to understand and implement the most important and powerful human actions. But the Neothink® concepts return the word “romantic” and other important words to their accurate meanings that render the neocheaters impotent.
Romantic love involves an emotional, intellectual, and sexual involvement with another person. And romantic love offers the deepest of all happiness and the greatest of all pleasures. But as with all major values, romantic love is not automatic. Romantic love must be earned through rational thought and planned effort. And then, that love must be maintained and expanded through constant honest effort — through constant discipline, thought, and control (the Discipline, Thought and Control Method).
Through the ages, civilizations, and cultures, women seek in men a single attribute, however interpreted. That attribute is strength. … Neothink® delivers maximum strength to every human being.