All human beings, whether developed or developing or underdeveloped, show various levels of the seven deadly sins. The complex issues that arise due to these sins sometimes have simple answers. Developed countries balance their greed for money with selfless caring and giving that goes way beyond developing and underdeveloped countries. The embracing of secular humanism by the developed minds versus that of religious humanism by the developing and underdeveloped minds have made all the difference. The difference in human development index between the developed, developing and the underdeveloped minds due to this will only deepen if the developing and the underdeveloped worlds don't change their mindsets. The paranoid and undeserving terrorists who are hell-bent on gaining control of governments through violence should give up. They clearly show their inability to control their minds let alone governments so they don't have any other option but to refurbish themselves or else they will be an insignificant loss to the mainstream society. The developing and underdeveloped minds have far more unstable governments, financial system and socio-economic issues that are hard for them to resolve. While some developing minds have started showing signs of social responsibility, the underdeveloped minds have fallen into the deep end of social irresponsibility black hole. It is not only up to the mainstream moderate developed minds to change the mindset of the developing and the underdeveloped but also the responsibility of the mainstream societies in developing and the underdeveloped worlds. This book talks about the negative effects of these sins on the mainstream society and why some should not be tolerated at any cost.
Harish gives an overview of the book:
Introduction The potential of the human mind is second only to Mother Nature, but the individual must decide how to use it and to what extent. Most people utilize only up to five percent of their brain’s capacity; but if we utilized 100 percent, the human race would be pretty close to being powerful as Autobots and Decepticons. Being a social creature, we tend to use most of the power residing inside the skull for mundane activities. Evolving from a reptilian brain and then a mammalian brain, the human brain is a complex structure with complex processes. Of the six or more billion people living in this world, some are developed minds, some are developing minds, and the rest are categorized as underdeveloped minds. Developed minds are the minds that constructively use their brainpower to its maximum extent and to the highest standards; developed minds include the founding fathers and visionaries of developed countries. These minds have the capability to give attention to detail while thinking about critical issues, have the most positive impact, raise the bar and add value to people and societies. The developed minds live life to the fullest while still trying to bring the best out in everyone around them. Developing minds use their brainpower constructively but not to the maximum extent and not to the highest standards. Underdeveloped minds–including the stupid terrorists–barely use their brainpower for any constructive cause and get entangled in issues that have a negative impact to society. With that said, a developed mind has room to improve, a developing mind definitely needs to improve and the underdeveloped ones need serious help! From the early manifestation of Homo sapiens, human minds and societies have evolved through discoveries and inventions–sometimes gradual and sometimes by quantum leaps–starting with the development of simple modes of communication and writing after the agricultural revolution, which resulted in civilization. Agricultural civilizations like the Sumerian, Egyptian, and Harappan civilizations were scattered around rivers and lakes and led to the discovery of primitive transportation systems. The conflicts between them gave rise to cities-states, empires, and eventually to countries. As these civilizations grew, there was a need for public safety and security that led to the formation of governments. As the economic system grew, the need for governments increased due to the increased pursuit of the seven deadly sins by the public. The Middle Ages saw quite a few inventions in a number of areas and also saw the establishment of universities in major European cities. This period saw advancement in medicine, the introduction of the decimal system, invention of algebra and enormous development in the fields of art, sculpture, music and architecture. The twelfth and thirteenth centuries saw significant changes in Europe, with the introduction of new ways of managing production and economic growth. The rate of technological innovations increased including the introduction of the cannon, spectacles, artesian wells, gunpowder, and silk. The invention of the compass and major enhancements to ships and clocks led to the beginning of the age of exploration. This exploration spanned two centuries starting in the fifteenth century when Europeans traveled around the world in ships, which could even safely sail the Atlantic Ocean, looking for trading partners and commodities like gold, silver, and spices. The age of exploration also led Europeans to the Americas, which were abundant with resources like gold that encouraged continued emigration of Europeans. During this time of exploration, inventions like printers and the printing press revolutionized bookmaking all over Europe, ending the Middle Ages and leading to the Renaissance and scientific revolution. During the scientific revolution, many noted scientists and inventors were devout in their faith but others questioned the power of religion largely because of contradictions between ideas supported by religion and those supported by science. At this time the Greek and Roman societies had an advanced economy, with financial markets and private-property rights that helped build capital along with increased productivity. The theoretical scientific revolution had little immediate, practical technological impact on societies until the eighteenth century, when the accumulation of knowledge and technology reached its peak and initiated a flurry of practical inventions. These scientific advances ultimately led to the Industrial Revolution. The domination of European societies as compared to some Asian societies was due to their stronger work ethic combined with restrained population growth. Celibate clergy, warfare, the outbreak of the bubonic plague that wiped out about 50 percent of the population of Europe and late marriages—all led to controlled population growth in Europe. On the Indian subcontinent during the Indus Valley civilization and subsequently, even though the economy was self-sufficient, much of it was controlled by social restrictions put in place by the class system. During the eighteenth century and the early part of the nineteenth century, India suffered as a silver-standard economy trading with gold-standard countries, but it was still the second largest economy after China. The latter part of the nineteenth century saw the rise of the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as a number of other European countries due to the Industrial Revolution in Europe. As the British rule started in India, so did its economic decline compared to other industrialized economies. India was also in the forefront of science and technology, but its unresolved social issues and poorly formed government made it impossible to move forward. While some developed and developing minds show an extreme level of greed for money, the underdeveloped terrorists show fanatic levels of wrath, envy, and greed for control. They all need to be controlled by the mainstream society by exerting moderation and bringing into life the concept of share and prevail. There has been opposition to governments, regulations, and authority but having a strong and effective government is required for the continuous growth of the human race. Without strong, effective government, chaos that will ultimately lead to the destruction of the human race ensues. While kingdoms were a raw form of government, democratically elected governments are more seasoned; a developed one will take care of its people much better than a developing or an underdeveloped one. The governments in the developed world are willing and have the ability to put a check on people that go too far with greed, but many developing and underdeveloped governments are unstable and unable to systematically check on its people. In spite of the level of greed for money displayed by some developed minds, they are the most generous in terms of charitable giving. U.S. citizens top the list giving away almost $300 billion in 2006. Some developed governments in Europe compensate for the lack of charitable giving by their citizens by increasing their direct aid to developing and underdeveloped countries. Apart from the fanatic levels of wrath, envy, and greed for control displayed by the underdeveloped terrorists, their restless blood is boiling with vengeance. The only way for them to fit into the mainstream society is to learn and educate themselves. If they don’t make changes to refurbish themselves, their lives will be an insignificant loss to the mainstream society.