Human Optimization Project
People seem troubled by recent global events. There is fear and confusion as people try to reconcile their own realities with governmental promises. In addition there is a growing concern over what humanity's future will look like. The response, it seems is playing out as escalating community conflict, which lacks consensus on satisfactory resolutions.
Governmental responses to these concerns appear to be less than optimal when, for instance, it is deemed necessary to deploy armed forces as a reaction to mass panic buying. As a species we must ask ourselves, why are we so fearful? And then, is the threat of being shot at the ‘cure’ we’re looking for?
What’s going wrong?
The Rule of Law
Our politics and institutions are underpinned by our legal system, in which the Rule of Law is dispensed as an unquestioned prescription for resolving discord. Like a good parent it has been designed to protect us from harm. It uses guns, fines, threats of imprisonment, or fear as a motivator for optimal human behaviour. You might say this is conditional love: ‘do as I say, or you’ll get a smack!’.
Lawyers for Love contend that we can no longer use the same level of consciousness to resolve conflict as was used to create it. The Rule of Law is a fear-based system that has passed its used by date, given that dispensation of justice from a punitive standpoint is no longer an effective remedy. Using fear to control the masses keeps us immature. It’s time we grew up.
To optimize humanity, we would need to move people toward a greater state of general happiness. Some say human happiness is found in being, among other things, authentic and autonomous. To be autonomous means to act under one’s own guidance. We cannot do this if we are conditioned into making life choices based upon parental rules.
To grow ourselves up, we need to find out who we are at an authentic level. Authenticity comes when we can recognize our true nature. It is immature to continue to deny our inherent connection to each other and all that we see (and don’t see). The science surrounding this proposition has existed for over 100 years, yet for some reason society has been unable to meld science with law to deliver more effective, pertinent governance. This is potentially because it’s not possible to do so.
(the Law of One)
Being “organic parts of one indissoluble whole” was referred to by the High Court of Australia in 2020. Here, it was acknowledged that such intrinsic connection cannot be dealt with by the legal system as we know it, given the Rule of Law sees humans as separated from one another.
If we are all fundamentally connected, the idea of declaring a part of one thing as ‘wrong’ and the other as ‘right’ is nonsensical. It’s like saying one wave on the ocean needs to be punished because it’s not like all the other waves. In reality that wave is just expressing its own form. To try to isolate it and punish it is absurd.
This natural law of connection has ancient foundations and has been referred to as the Law of One. It is proposed that this is the platform upon which an optimal society can be reframed.
Like individual waves of the ocean, humans are individuals within a collective consciousness looking for authentic self-expression. This system fosters autonomy only when we can unlearn or dissolve the parental rules we’ve obediently succumbed to since childhood. This model of inherent connection, effectively says ‘I am right’ and so, ‘you are right too’.
We are all just experiencing differing perspectives of life based on the unconscious rules we’re obeying. Having compassion for those perspectives helps us begin to reconnect by diminishing the negative energies arising between us in conflict situations. It’s is from here that human optimization is born.
This project is part of research conducted by The Firm which is a working laboratory/legal practice exploring whether humanity can be optimized by moving from the Rule of Law’s 'parental guidance’ which prescribes fear in a closed energetic system, toward Lex Una’s open ‘self-guidance’ system which prescribes love and momentary wisdom as a remedy to conflicted human relationships.
 See eg. Lawrence S. Krieger and Kennon M. Sheldon, What Makes Lawyers Happy? A Data-Drive Prescription to Redefine Professional Success (2015).
 Love v The Commonwealth  HCA 3 at 365