Summary of the Hidden Goals

Human activities are triggered by what psychologists call drives or push and pull factors. Classical Indian and Greek philosophers share the view that there are four main categories of human activities. They correspond with the four main Hidden Goals. STABILITY, INDEPENDENCE, EXPANSION and CREATIVE ORDERING are the main flavours to acquire activities that more or less prosper under specific regional (geographical and other) circumstances. The Hidden Goals represent categories of components or ingredients. Some specific outcomes of the Four Main Hidden Goals and related human activities may make things more tangible:

STABILITY, main activities: agriculture, fields and boundaries, hierarchical organisation, bureaucracy, rules.
INDEPENDENCE, main activities: livestock grazing, mobility, trade, taking opportunities (risk), autonomy.
EXPANSION, main activities: ambitious progress, power (government), competition, control.
CREATIVE ORDERING, main activities: religion, ideology, art, theories.

Words in capital letters stand for the respective Hidden Goals of [categories of ] human activities, their outcomes and exponents.

If we analyse how the four main Hidden Goals are mixed in a specific output of human activities, we will discover that the proportions of the respective ingredients are different, one or more Hidden Goals dominate, others are absent, camouflaged, or suppressed. We will also find that some combinations better match than others, and that some combinations do not match at all.