What does it look like? If we had no considerations for what other people thought, no fears of being judged, no consequences for non-conformity, how would you behave? How would we behave?
How common would pedophilia be? How common would rape be? If we allowed ourselves to be uninhibited, would how would it manifest? Would irrational behavior correct? Is it our judgement or actions which are irrational? I’d guess both.
There’s a pattern I’m seeing. Pedophilia and sexual slavery rings with connections to some of the world’s most powerful circles. Eccentric celebrities getting caught messing around with kids. Powerful individuals testing their sexual boundaries.
If you can reach a stage in your life in which you have more resources than you can use, more admiration than you can return, and more power than you can wield, your perspective of the world may change dramatically. Rather than being focused on survival, one can be focused on exploration. That might explain the eccentric personalities of the rich and famous, uninhibited interests.
So if inhibition decreases as freedom increases, and wealth can expand personal freedoms, maybe all this behavior should be looked at with a different lens. Maybe we’re not all as normal as we thought we were. Maybe this is what human nature looks like when we’re given the freedom and power to explore our humanity. I’m not saying that some of this behavior isn’t irrational or counter-productive for the individuals involved, but that’s how the hive-mind works. We push boundaries, we make mistakes, we learn from those mistakes and we make progress.
If we don’t recognize these individuals as members of humanity that are exploring our collective psyche and pushing our collective boundaries then we wont understand the situation for what it is. These people aren’t demons. They’re mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, best friends and god parents, and in many cases, extraordinary contributors to society. When I think of great artists of our time, I’m seeing at least a few ‘disturbed’ minds. When I think of the great business minds of our time, I’m seeing at least a few sex dungeons. When I think of the great athletes of our time, I’m seeing at least a few OCD sex addicts.
Should the behavior be addressed? Probably. Things like rape and violence are rarely, if ever productive. But they need to be addressed with intelligence and compassion, not just compassion. There are solutions that create more solutions and solutions that create more problems. Understanding the situation for what it is, is always the first step in a real solution.