The three basic responses of attraction, aversion, and indifference are so habitual that they are not noticed. In fact they may be regarded as ordinary or normal human behaviour. This mistaken view of normality gives rise to views such as: ‘Anyone would be angry if that happened;’ or ‘I have a right to be angry;’ or ‘There must be something wrong with you because everyone likes that.’
The imputed normality of classifying objects of desire as real personal needs, gives rise to the justification of greed, selfishness, neediness, obsession, narcissism, territorialism, theft, adultery, sexual harassment, stalking, and rape.
The imputed normality of classifying objects of aversion as real personal threats, gives rise to the justification of incivility, churlishness, aggression, abuse, vandalism, discrimination, racism, hate-crimes, murder, war, and genocide.
The imputed normality of classifying objects as irrelevant, gives rise to the justification of nonchalance, insensitivity, carelessness, apathy, coldness, lack of sympathy, failure to take responsibility, and ignoring the needs of others.
Battlecry of Freedom by Ngakma Nor’dzin, Aro Books worldwide, 2019, ISBN 978-1-898185-46-8, Part II - the slogans, pp65-66