4. The human being, feelings, and willpower

4.a) Non-existence

Of all the previous discussion about willpower, a logical implication is slowly emerging: if the decisions we make do not depend on just one being or origin of will, it seems obvious that this is because this being does not exist.

In other words, the human being as a living being with an individual willpower does not exist. Human willpower is the consequence of the individual wills of a multitude of more elemental beings generated by a system of personal decisions.

In this sense, we could say: "I think, therefore I am not".

On the other hand, the idea of being human fits in perfectly with the concept of the vital impulse system.

The GTCEL book defines the vital impulse systems as those that, for one reason or another behave as if they were living beings, or at least, have a lot of the principal characteristics of living beings.

Likewise we have pointed out that superior animals can be considered as symbiotic macro-societies of more elemental units with their own life, like cells.

The order of intuitive proximity indicates that the first type of vital impulse systems is formed by those whose components are also living beings (nation, state, beehive, ecosystems).

All of the above makes us ask, "Where do we come from? Where are we going? Who are we?" These are very difficult to answer, perhaps impossible. It is like asking, "Where does a state come from? Where is a beehive going?"

These questions are not very relevant because we are talking about organizational forms. To be able to respond to these questions, first we should answer precisely, "What are we?"

From a strictly scientific point of view, we are animals that have evolved from monkeys and it seems as though our existence is only based on a vital impulse system.

We cannot even continuously guarantee the existence of human beings from a spiritual point of view, given that, as we have seen in discussing the decision-making processes or formation of will, our different components or individual elements are not always in agreement nor do they have the same points of view or morals.

4.b) The being and existence

I do not want to end this section on a cold and negative note. Being a vital impulse system is not derogatory; on the contrary, it is a way of being able to dominate scales that are superior to that of the individual.

Yellowstone-Canada (Public domain image)

At this moment in time, a country is allowed to obtain objectives for each and every one of its citizens who cannot obtain these objectives in any other way.

The spiritual dimension can also have positive aspects; sometimes it seems as though we behave or feel like one individual, as if there were unanimity in the decision-making process…a perfect synchronization of human emotions… an enormous bubble of energy.

Human beings function differently in regards to emotions; an emotion is not decided on by the majority, rather it invades us, it takes us over…We could cite many sentences here of a religious nature from diverse religions that are especially relevant when speaking about human emotions and the spiritual nature of living beings.

For example, referring to three people in one could refer to something similar to that commented upon; we could then imagine the feeling of nation or the significance of a billion beings in one with their feelings of love.

One of the greatest difficulties of this subject is that approximation requires the use of metaphors and other poetic devices that, on many occasions are misinterpreted, above all, over time.

So, we can say: "I feel, therefore I am".

Anyway, at risk of exceeding my goals in regards to my initial objective, I would say that we have a dual nature (of course, I am not the first to say so). On one hand, we do not exist in the classic sense of expression, and, on the other, we exist in a dimension unknown to our intellect.

Another way to express this idea would be to talk about the temporary discontinuity of existence.

With these sentences I am not trying to reveal the mystery of life or the existence of a metaphysical being at all, but rather to note some personal thoughts, adding a little grain of pollen to the fertility of science.