Monday, June 30, 2014

Emotional interactions are governed by the Pauli Exclusion Principle

Seventeenth-century representation of consciousness

The Pauli exclusion principle states that matter particles cannot occupy the same quantum state. This very important principle, therefore, regulates the distance between particles, such as two electrons. Over large scales, it leads to material structures' resistance to compression. Because of the complexity of consciousness, in ecosystems and society, the Pauli exclusion principle regulates behavior over time.  As electrons cannot occupy the same quantum state, complex animals do not tolerate emotional (conceptual) closeness. By adjusting emotional distance, this important principle gives a structure of society or ecosystem. It forms a motivation of emotional animals and people that generate differences in attitude and behavior. We notice the negative in each other and we criticize too often. It causes us to avoid eye contact in the elevator, and in mammals and birds, it leads to territorial needs. Although it has no effect in the classical situations of everyday life; in big cities, millions of people get along without major disturbance, in emotionally close situations the opposing attitude becomes dominant. Even very young children attempt to separate from people closest to them, by profusely using the word, 'no.' Over time, loving partners and families actually tend to become more distant, and distant people, if spending time together, become closer emotionally. When we sense an increasing emotional distance, we intuitively move closer in an attempt to maintain the emotional distance.

People with great emotional stability or low emotional temperature tend to be satisfied and happy. Their mental calm makes them flexible and accepting toward others. The Pauli exclusion principle is muted, as love gives the trust to be open to the other point of view. Without the feeling of love, we are critical; new information feels contradictory in one way or another. Aggravation magnifies the Pauli exclusion principle and the critical tendency, but this only applies to emotionally close situations or temporal closeness. Since the Pauli exclusion principle extinguishes over great conceptual distance, a presumed distance permits emotional closeness; it is easy to be friendly to strangers and tell secrets on the internet. This attracts fans to celebrities, politicians, and saints. In oppressive class systems of the past a rigid code of behavior, which regulated interaction among people, created great emotional distance and buried emotions under the surface. Historically, hierarchical societies maintained stability by the immense emotional distance of the class system. However, over time, the emotional distance decreases and allows social cohesion and trust. With decreasing social distance, equality increases. 

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