How can sound psychology help people cope with a changing world? The pace of change is increasing. New technology, such as AI and automation - make many people uneasy. What happens when artificial scarcity is eradicated, and people can now do with their time what they choose? As they can then choose how much to work - and are not constantly distracted from needing to find meaning - how do they find meaning in life?
The requirement at that time for mental balance will rely on people gaining skills of psychosociathl integration that grounds them firmly in a state of purpose and meaning. Finding one's place in the universe is part of it. Beginning a quest for meaning and an inspiring, productive life is a part of a post-scarcity world.
There is no formal process in civilization today that promotes universal psychological integration. Many substitutes exist, such as autocratic leaders, cults of personality, institutionalized religions, the penal system, and a policy of permanent war. I've heard many people say that one's family is supposed to cultivate a person's psychological integrity - but today many parents are too busy, or there are many parents that are unfir to provide sound psychological health to their kids. In fact, with the overwhelming amount of noise, baggage, or unsolved pains that many people carry - how can we even hope that parents will bring up psychologically balanced kids?
New ways or institutions - to augment the poor record of the family, church, or state - need to be created. What is that new mechanism, and how do we make it accessible to everyone - so that a high level of psycho-social integration is the norm - not the exception?
A lot of this revolves around a growth mindset. Only 40% have it. If the only constant is change - a growth mindset - aligned with principles of Darwinian evolution - is a sound approach to life, and can perhaps be the first indicator of full mental health. It can serve as a foundation for positive psychology (which is consistent with Productive Paranoia.
Combine that with 5% depressed people, 4% of people with mental health issues, and 9% with personality disorders  - that leaves us with only about half the population displaying a well-adjusted psychological attitude to life - what we call sound psychosocial integration.
More subtly, the OSE perspective points out that the scarcity mindset, upon which the economy is built (patents, win-lose, competition) is by far a predominant mindset. This is a significant challenge to OSE work as we try to roll out a collaborative enterprise culture with OSE. This is the challenge that we aim to solve with our vision, strategy, and tactics.
In summary, society has a long way to go in terms of balancing itself, and in OSE's tactics, we certainly acknowledge this and aim to address psychosocial integration as one of the many outcomes of our work. A high level of psychosocial Integration is required to risein leadership in the OSE way, and more than this: it requires lifestyle sublimation.
The End: The Beginning
The end point of psychosocial Integration is Lifestyle Sublimation. That is the rewiring of one's brain for service to humanity. This means that one no longer identifies with a certain discipline, but transcends all disciplines to ask - what does the world need? But not what does the world need of me. Meaning, like a Level 5 leader serves a corporation to whatever it needs beyond the leader's ego - this is when a person chooses to create for society whatever needs done. As opposed to what one is already good at, what one likes, or one's pet peeve. Not that all these items are neglected, but the person involved becomes a learning machine who rewires their brain for new interests fueled by the drive of relevant impact and deep purpose regarding issues much larger than their self.
This is an orientation towards:
- Asking what are the greatest unsolved problems in society.
- picking one or several mutually reinforcing issues
- Solving them through open collaboration.
This requires work-life integration - transcending one of the most serious shortcomings of societal design - the separation between work life and personal life. This requires Neuroplastic Sublimation for a conviction that some things are truly worth doing - and these things require mastery over one's ego. So that one is not complacent in pursuing the drive of one's ego, but balances that out with the needs of one's transcendent self. Maslow described self-actualization. Here, we are talking about the next step - transcendence of the self to sublimation. What was Maslow's perspective on sublimation? That was not his core message. Now we ask for more.
This is core to OSE's work: to produce individuals who choose to learn lifestyle sublimation.
First, this requires the discipline and hard work to become great. It means not hours of work time - but results along a critical path. This means how are we going to be better today than we were yesterday? This is not an elitist choice. The choice to become elite is within most peoples' capacity. This concept is described in Jim Collins' seminal book - Great by Choice. The short of it is: most people choose to suck, some choose to be great - but anyone can make that choice for themselves. This is the ideal that OSE aims to facilitate to the world.
Second, it means becoming a movement entrepreneur, recognizing that the status quo is satisfied to suck, thus the revolution of evolution will not be funded. Thus, one must bootstrap fund their relevant revolution.
Third, it means becoming immortal, as the work will live beyond one's life. In essence, OSE's main product is immortality.