I have explained the conflict between mental and material desires involved in our daily life decisions and their possible contribution to social issues. Their resolution proposed a rational role of the heart in a balancing act for an objective outcome.
One can almost feel the condition of feeling empathetic towards someone's pain, but caught in between desires of the material or body and mental desires of the mind.
The mind can also indulge in mental desires of the subjective or objective kind, but it's the objective role of principle quantification to stable reality that's applied in My Social Relations. Subjective mental desire can be dangerous!
Homelessness is a result of many factors including Poverty. But in our local reality, it is largely due to addiction and mental health. But there are other factors such as unaffordability, low income, employment and discrimination.
Landlord's tenant selection for example demonstrates criteria for selection ranging from economic status, gender, ethnicity and criminal record. This of course is not written down but subtly applied in the decision making process.
For example, it is unlikely for a non-European person to successfully find a flat in rich areas. Agents are unlikely to place a male in a setting where women and children are living. They reinforce stereotypes based on gender and ethnicity.
One rental application requires the applicant to provide four referees besides the current and previous landlord. Even if you have a clean record and no debts, your application is withdrawn if you don't provide all the required referees.
Now, the process of selection is a mental approach of principles. The applicant puts forward a material presentation of his/herself. On a rich area, a European person usually female with economic status sails through and becomes a tenant.
A non-European male not only faces a thorough check of credentials, but he is probably not suitable for the landlord's criteria. The non-European male prospective tenant stands no chance against the landlord's criteria.
The landlord is not obliged to serve a social end, rather engaged in protecting his/her economic interests and keeping the races separated.
This discrimination rears in areas during the housing crisis where the landlord can effectively polarised the area according to his/her criteria.
So, housing does not serve a social end as we know it, rather a means to maintain racial and economic boundaries. It conforms to the expectation that the rich live on the sunny side of the street while the poor live down the road.
There are no workers producing a product in here, rather maintaining the means for investment. And in the current state of the housing market it is true that the homeless are mainly non-Europeans.
I have also explained a possible non-violent approach to the resolution of violence and abuse in society. Like the landlord's mental principles maintaining his/her economic and racial image, authoritarian processes also apply mental principles in attempt to resolve violence.
However, the mental principle is a political criteria. The word perpetrator conveys images of someone who consistently seek opportunities to abuse. We know this is not true as bullies were once bullied themselves, are not perpetrators but victims of violence.
Perpetrator therefore tarnishes the person with social stigma associated with violence. The political intention therefore intends to stigmatised or shame the perpetrator who is really a victim into submission.
Instead, the political approach imposes mental and emotional violence on the mind of the perpetrator who is really a victim. And the political resolution therefore is treating violence with violence.
And that makes the political approach a power role in imposing mental violence upon the mind of the perpetrator who is a victim. This according to me results with mental stress and illness. It is unprofessional and should not belong in health therapy.
The heart balance would pick that the perpetrator is a victim. But since the political and authoritative therapists is in power role, the perception of the perpetrator is the image in the therapist's mind. And that suggests the therapist is also a victim of violence and abuse.
So while experience is useful when applied rationally from the heart, someone who is a victim and hasn't dealt with his/her issues is on the seat of power. And by imposing stigma and mental violence is perceived images of his/her own unresolved issues. It is dangerous, unprofessional and politics should never play a role in health care and wellbeing.
Fighting violence with violence is a terrorist logic next to exertion such as using graphic images to deliver a political point. And issues of homelessness, Poverty and violent abuse are maintained to deliver power roles and political statements more than serving a social need.
That is why mental desires are subjective and dangerous if perceived through the eyes of power and revenge.