Thursday, 2 March 2017

Preventing Unnecessary Dependence

The constitution of Nilkawt states that the state and its people should never become unnecessarily dependent on anyone or anything.  This is why no Nilkawtian is fully employed in menial tasks.  It is also why non-Nilkawtians can usually only obtain short-term visas.

Unnecessary dependence tends to result in apathy and stagnation.  This is why apathetic foreigners are usually deported from Nilkawt well before the end of their visas.

As well as apathy, excessive worrying and excessive boredom are banned in Nilkawt. 

Anyone worrying excessively is either in need of psychological counselling or another form of remedial education.  Non-Nilkawtians should primarily seek those services outside Nilkawt.

Anyone feeling excessively bored is obviously in need of psychological counselling and remedial education.  Motivation is an important aspect of all activities in Nilkawt, as are genuine emotions.

To prevent apathy, worry and boredom in Nilkawt, a therapeutic course of training is supplied to sufferers.  It involves learning competency in a wide range of otherwise menial tasks.  Many of those skills can be acquired to an acceptable level of accomplished within a few hours, a few days or a few weeks.

The easiest skills are taught first.  They usually involve matters such as safety, hygiene, public health and environmental health.  The next level includes practical knowledge of the workings of useful equipment, most usually with the assistance of instruction manuals.

The skills are initially taught in the context of their usefulness to the sufferer.  By methodically training people to acquire an acceptable level of independence, the skills can gradually be applied in social contexts.

Initiative is required in social contexts.  Anticipating people's needs never involves imposing anything upon them. 

Inappropriate interpersonal skills are never acceptable in Nilkawt.

The aim of the training is to prevent anxiety and encourage relaxation.  In Nilkawt, relaxation never equates with laziness.  To be lazy is to be apathetic.

It is usually unnecessary to pry into why people feel apathetic, bored or worried if they can transcend those feelings quite easily through practical competencies.  The purpose of the competencies is to build both self-reliance and social usefulness.

The trainee gradually develops competencies in communication, catering, security, housekeeping, administration, construction, maintenance, horticulture and hospitality.  The training is carefully controlled, carefully supervised and self-paced.  Apathy, boredom and worry are thereby prevented.

If the anxiety levels of a person are too severe, there are likely to be significant injustices in their lives.  While apathy tends to be passively detrimental, anxiety is actively detrimental.

Justice systems are meant to alleviate anxiety whilst simultaneously preventing apathy.  To the Nilkawtians, foreigners already in possession of high levels of anxiety should not seek to visit Nilkawt.  Nor should foreigners seek to visit Nilkawt mainly with the intention of relieving themselves of boredom.

It is unlikely that apathetic foreigners will be bothered enough to apply for a visa to visit Nilkawt.  The stimulation towards motivation is lacking in apathetic people.  Arousing their interest, and their empathy, is their own responsibility. 

Preventing apathetic people from becoming a societal problem requires teamwork.  In Nilkawt, those teams consist of psychological counsellors trained as legal practitioners and legal practitioners trained as psychological counsellors.

Preventing anxious people from becoming a societal problem also requires teamwork.  Most anxiety is caused by bullying, though that is hardly ever likely to occur in Nikawt.  Bullying itself is a form of anxiety.  It displays itself as excessive ambitiousness.  Bullies are highly competitive though they rarely have the competence to match their ambitions.

Bullies fail to acknowledge that they are dependent on other people for their own perceived success.  They view other people as obstacles on the way to their own achievement.  The narcissism and grandiosity of bullies creates a great deal of anxiety in the world.  And when people feel unable to stop the bullying, they begin to feel apathetic and powerless.

Bullies believe they are better than other people.  They believe they have superiority for no other reason than achieving an advantage. 

Bullies are always failures, regardless of how much money they have managed to acquire.  They fail because they are dependent.

Bullies reject interdependence.  They do not know how to co-operate.  They do not know how to be independent.  They feed off other people's anxieties.  They are nasty.  Nilkawt therefore, quite understandably, bans them.