A first draft excerpt from The Umbrella Questions c2023. Included here in relation to the next blog Aquarian Yin
The Alpha of a community are those who bond the community together.
Observations of primates show this not to be the chief aggressor but contrary, the one who the others go to when they have a problem, practical or emotional. These involve skill sets of problem-solving and empathy.
Communication requires active listening necessary for comprehension and understanding of needs.
Dictatorships hold communities together to practical extent without empathic awareness are dystopian and create dissidents and revolutionaries.
Communities held by empathy alone with no practicality will dissolve.
Stability requires identifying what areas people involved require stability. Stability alone is insufficient. A community also requires purpose. Throughout history the greater purpose has typically been pursuit of sustainable stability. Gathering of resources from natures bounty necessary for sufficiently comfortable lifestyle.
Those who stand in critical judgement of others without offering practical and empathic support are not Alpha’s.
They might be on a state pay-roll to do a departmental job described as ‘authority’. It does not make them Alpha. The skill-set involved is what makes a person an Alpha regardless of position in an artificial, thus delusional, social structure.
An Alpha is a leader. A leader lives by example, practical and empathic. A Ruler is a dictator, in position of power without necessity of popularity gained through skills.
This contrast is where we see the core difference between Tribalism which we cannot escape from as it is our primary genetic mental-emotional disposition, verses subjugation to a Dictatorship characteristic of which is we cannot easily replace it even collectively. Dictatorships emerge when the Ruler has all the weapons, wealth and food.
A Sigma is one with leadership skills but who chooses not to use them. A Sigma is one who can survive alone.
When a Sigma chooses to enforce an Alpha by working together, the Sigma acting as guide to the Alpha, the power team encourages others to respect the Alpha as a leader.
Trust forms over time through shared experiences. Although experiences may vary through good and bad, recognition that the person or people sharing them make the right choices to challenges is the core of trust-building.