Have you ever been puzzled about why people aren't
nicer to each other? Here is one way to depuzzle it.
This is for everyone who would like to make the world a happier place.
The problem: Social Unrest.
Many people think there are far too many separate issues and
protests happening - too many to deal with.
One possible solution: By assigning a word to the fundamental underlying cause common to nearly all protests and social unrest, everyone will more easily see that there's really only one main problem: The small number of people who are so uncivilized that they do things to others that even they would publicly protest if roles were reversed with those harmed by their own decisions. Civilized people will naturally shun such uncivilized people once they perceive them clearly, thanks to a new root word for what it should mean to be civilized.
Proposed new word = RIAR (Please help rejuvenate this Old-Irish word somewhat related to decision-making (administration/management) by redefining RIAR to be about GOOD (or at least not terrible) decision-making.)
RIAR (alternative spelling: RYR)
Could part of our blindness be due to something as
simple as the lack of a root word like RIAR?
Can you think of any major protest that is NOT due to unRIARness?
There aren't many!
After adopting the word RIAR into your everyday lexicon, its concept should soon become a tool for your brain to think and perceive. Most of the social unrest in the world may then suddenly appear to be as cases of the same fundamental thing: UNRIARNESS
For an enjoyable way to learn how important
words are to how our brains perceive, please listen to this
excellent podcast segment from the National Science Foundation
sponsored National Public Radio show called Radiolab
Isn't the Sky Blue?"
Without a word like RIAR, could we be as blind
to spotting unRIARness as the Himba people (~minute 11) without
a word for the color blue seem blind to a simple thing like ....
the color blue?
Isn't it amazing that we didn't already have a word like RIAR? It's almost embarrassing.
(Note that the word doesn't actually have to be either RIAR or RYR. The main idea here is just that we're overdue for such a word.)
Just as "blue didn't matter" (in the excerpt)
until people could make blue, there's hope that global
communication may enable humanity to finally make RIAR.
With a single word, it may be possible to unify and reframe
practically all major protests that have ever happened into a
single movement rallying around the same common cause that they
all share: a demand to stop doing to others what those
being protested would protest if they switched places with those
harmed by their own bad decisions.
RIARism may very well be the next major step in humanity's self civilization process. It's time to take it. Adding a word to our vocabulary does not have to be very hard. Please help teach RIAR.
Let's attack the root problem underlying most of
the world's social ills with a root word like RIAR and make the
world a happier place.