MORALITY AND THE 7 SYSTEM
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© September 2018, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is only the opinion of the author and is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, prescription, treatment or cure of any disease or health condition.
A useful way to understand morality is with the 7 system. Here is the way it is done. We have also listed some of the crimes that occur based upon each level of morality. These are labeled 1 level crime, 2 level crime, etc.
1. SURVIVAL MORALITY
This is a very primitive moral system in which all that matters is that one survives. If that means harming, killing or even eating another person, then it is okay.
1 level crimes. There are many of these, such as murder, stealing and others.
The best of 1 morality. This is when one survives without harming others. This is possible, but most people with this moral system in mind do not care about others, so it does not occur.
2. EMOTIONAL MORALITY
This is sometimes called moral relativism. The basic idea is that what feels good is good. This system of morality is taught today in the schools and it is horrible. It is one of the main reasons to keep your children out of the school system, especially the public schools in America and Europe.
This is the “feel good” mentality that is so common today. People vote for the person that feels good, rather than the one who is good. People marry the person who feels good, rather than the one who is good. Teachers reward students who feel good, rather than those who perform the best. It is a horror because it is often a lie.
2 level crimes. These are several, but rape is certainly among them, as are some tortures that make the one doing the torturing feel good in some way.
The best of 2 morality. This might be some of the modern music, for example, that does feel good but also teaches good messages to people. Some Christian music does this, as does some classical and other types of music. It is possible to feel good without harming others, but it is not easy. Usually, one ends up using others to get the good feelings.
3. POWER AND CONTROL MORALITY
This is the “morality” of power. The idea is that what is good and right is what keeps the person in charge or in power. For many people, this is a very important motivator. In particular, politicians, doctors and other authority figures love power and they love having and taking control over others.
Some take this to extremes, such as dictators, but most of the time it is common people such as parents, teachers, counselors and others who figure out ways to control others.
3 level crimes. These are varied, but certainly include stealing and lying. Lying and deception intentionally confuse and therefore weaken others, increasing one’s control over the other.
The best of 3 morality. This is when a person is a controller, but it is mixed with some love so that it is somewhat less harmful.
4. SOCIAL MORALITY
This is another common one that is taught a lot in the school systems of today. The idea is that we are all together and conforming to the norms of the group is what is good and right. No one should stand out among the crowd. It is a conformist mentality and it is all about “friends”.
The social media phenomenon is all about this morality. Everyone is a “friend” and everyone seems to be equal and together. However, much of it is phony and it can be quite harmful for this reason. Good people get hurt while the manipulators control the social media for their own purposes. Some day more people will realize this and stop spending time on these website and groups.
4 level crimes. Isolating people and ostracizing people are 4 crimes. So is character assassination, lying about people and slander, which are the same thing.
The best of the 4 morality. This is where a person values friends about all things, but also actually has some love, so everyone benefits a little.
5. GROUP WORK MORALITY
This is a common theme in many companies, educational institutions, hospitals, government agencies and other group work situations. The idea is that what matters is the group and their work, and this determines what is good and what a person should do and say.
This is not the worst morality, but it is lacking in honesty, often, and bad things are done in the name of “the team” or “teambuilding”, or “keeping up the image”. A lot of politically correct ideas, (which means lies) stem from the 5 morality, which values what looks correct to the outside world, rather than what is correct.
5 level crimes. This is usually bullying and character assassination of anyone who does not conform to the norm of the group. It can worse than that, however, with violence toward the “non-believers” or “deniers”, as they are sometimes called. Sometimes murder is committed in the name of the group, as occurs in some religions if you try to leave the group. This is definitely a type of 5 crime.
The best of the 5 morality. This is teamwork mixed with love (the 7th morality) that causes the team to actually benefit the people to some degree.
6. IDEOLOGICAL MORALITY
This one is also very common and often taught in the school system. It is the idea that morality is based upon ideas such as global warming, climate change, vegetarianism, raw foods, whole foods, socialism, communism, and others.
Often people involved with these movements or ideas are, to some degree, at least, well meaning. However, terrible things are done in the name of ideas. Examples are the horrors of communism, which has been much worse and killed many more people, for example, than Hitler’s Germany. He, of course, was another example of a 6 morality, which included the need to kill all the Hebrew and the Catholic people who would not go along with his plan for world domination.
6 level crimes. These are many, with the most extreme being mass genocide or extinction of large populations who just do not fit into the prevailing ideology. Communist governments, for example, often kill all the bright people in the society because they tend to threaten the rulers.
The best of the 6 morality. This occurs when the ideology is mixed with enough love so that few abuses occur. For example, environmentalism is a 6 idea that can either ruin a society or, if mixed with love, can help the society clean up its messes.
7. DIVINE CONNECTION MORALITY
The main idea of this level of morality is that God or the Creator comes first, and morality is based on doing what is right in the eyes of the Creator.
This is the highest type of morality and the only one worth considering. It is a culmination of all the others, in that it includes them. After all, one must survive, and one must feel fairly good, and one must have some power and control, and one needs to be social to a degree. One also needs teamwork and one needs ideological concepts, though none of these should ever control one’s life.
However, 7 morality is unique because it is connected to higher levels of thinking, feeling and knowing. One can say it has a divine connection with the Almighty or God. This tempers and integrates and watches over all the other moral precepts so that they all work in harmony with each other, and none harms people.
7 morality is also the only one in which a person realizes deeply that he or she is connected to all other beings, both human and other. This is powerful because it prevents abuse of others, and even abuse of the planet.
7 level crimes. A closed or very damaged 7th center gives rise to psychopathic and sociopathic behavior. This means one does not take into account the feelings, property, dignity and rights of others. Therefore, terrible things such as rape occur, and sometimes are even sanctioned as okay in certain circumstances. It is never okay!
In fact, all crimes are 7 crimes to some degree. That is, they all violate the rights of others.
The best of the 7 morality. This is the highest goal of morality. It is to be one with the Creator or God, and to love everyone equally and a lot, and to behave accordingly.