CHARACTER AND THE 'X-FACTOR'
What is the nature of this "X-Factor"!!?
What if we were unable to effectively address and/or understand the true nature
of the X-factor? Would the equation be doomed to never acquire balance? If
balance were to be impossible, would this mean there actually is one race
A significant component present in the 'X-Factor' is the matter of individual
character. The pursuit of balance and equality would likely be served well through
the exploration of character viewed both as a whole and through the frame of
race. Before dismissing such as a patently racist notion, please read on...For the
purpose of illustration imagine a human is capable of possessing 1 of 3 types of
character classified, in ascending order, as Underdeveloped (UC), Average (AC),
and Exceptional (EC).
When encountering a person of AC it is relatively simple to understand why the
person believes and behaves as he/she does. With consideration to the
influential variables known to shape human development,
To the extent that a person cannot be defined by known external influences we
then consider the other 2 character classifications. A person of EC possesses
wisdom, insight, and compassion in a fashion that far surpasses that which could
be explained through an analysis of the factors known to influence personality
and character development. This person may, or may not, be religious but is
deeply spiritual and in tune with the higher principles pertaining to applied virtue.
to better explain the character of this person but full understanding would likely
not be possible as dynamic change is continuously present in an individual
As logic would dictate, the person of UD occupies the opposite end of the
spectrum to that of the EC person. Ironically these 2 characters may have more in
common then one might initially speculate. Here is a person who deviates to the
negative in a fashion disproportionate to any rational explanation. We may be
collectively fascinated or simply baffled by the actions and/or words of this
individual. We have diagnoses, religious explanations, and consequences (real or
imagined) but complete understanding often, if not always, eludes us.
For the purpose of illustration imagine a human is capable of
possessing 1 of 3 types of character classified, in ascending order,
as Underdeveloped (UC), Average (AC), and Exceptional (EC).
superior to another? Any person who values justice and
equality would be understandably apprehensive relative to a
discussion on anything close to this volatile notion... (here
again we fear the discussion pertaining to race). Perhaps we
remain silent fearing innate inequality among the races while
simultaneously hoping some one else proves our fears
the essence of this person deviates little from that which
would be expected. It is as if a straight line can be traced
through the person’s life making near perfect sense as to
who this person has become- for the better, or worse.
The person of EC cannot be easily explained. It would seem
at some point this person made a decision (at some level of
consciousness) to view external influences as being clearly
separate from their own definition of self. Perhaps they
possess a mechanism of sort that permits the extrication of
useful elements from variable/volatile influences.
Collectively we may look for biographical details to better