• The Philosophy of Humantics and the Mind’s Interaction With the World

    ---Emotions are powerful forces within sentient creatures. I will start with this; that emotion is a founding influence upon any person’s behavior. Sorrow, Hatred, Love, Happiness—they are all strong emotions. These come from the mental sense, the mind. The sixth sense’s emotions are its form of interaction with the world.
    ---Think of the fingers and of touch; one can feel something that is rough, smooth, soft, hard, sharp, round and many more possibilities. One can even see something that is disgusting, amusing, or even things that evoke emotion; something that makes them angry, sad, happy, and so forth. It is thusly so that the sixth sense’s correlation with the five physical senses is strengthened.
    ---Just as it is with the eyes, the ears, the tongue, the fingers, and the nose, so too is it with the mind; when a person interprets something it will be accompanied by an emotion, from mild to severe in strength, to the point where one can feel nothing of an emotion, or feel only that emotion when thinking of a subject.
    ---And so Socrates was correct; ‘A man who sees only with his eyes is blind.’ So too is it with a man who thinks only with his emotions. Therefore it is important for the Humantic to distance themselves from their emotions, to understand completely what apathy is, what the feeling of nothing is. They must know how to feel nothing when they wish to feel nothing, so that when the time comes they can defend against cruelties bestowed upon them, can become unbiased, can choose what is right and what is wrong, what is important and what is not.
    ---That is intelligence; the ability to decide without doubt and without emotion what is right, wrong, good, evil, and most of all what is important and unimportant to the self. Because the most important thing to the Humantic—above all else—is the self. It is perhaps similar to the Objectivist point of view; that one should never exist as a martyr and a slave for another, and that they should expect no other to exist for them. But do not misunderstand: emotions are important.
    ---Without them; there is no passion, no true lust, anguish, or happiness. One cannot really, without a doubt and in truth be in the moment if there is no emotion at stake. It is because of this that a quite ironic phenomenon occurs. A negative emotion, felt fully and deeply, to the point where the heart sinks into a hole, feels crushed, shattered, is truly beautiful. After understanding apathy, after having been apathetic, one is all the more able to understand and all the more able to control their feelings. Thus, when a terrible feeling strikes and it is felt, the Humantic understands it, realizes that they hold stake in the matter, in the world, and such gives importance back into life, purpose back into the soul. It is thusly so that any negative emotion can be turned positive, thusly so that any negative emotion is a positive one, because when felt, the good things in life seem all the better. Again however one must understand and not misinterpret such an ideal. It is a double-edged blade, to feel content in anguish, for happiness can be turned into sorrow just as easily.
    ---Thus is the second principle of Humantics; that the sixth sense—that of the mind—interacts with the world through emotion, that intelligence is based upon common sense and understanding of one’s self and that even hatred can bring people together.