Western culture trains us to be in constant competition.
This is so primal, it’s like struggling for food and resources.
We reward the sociopath and real humans commit suicide.
If you were aware in every moment, feeling, sensing and being aware of reality, how could you possible continue a generically functional life? Surely this adaptation to be able to ‘switch off’ and zone out doing mundane repetitive things or pointless jobs for hours on end to little reward are only possible if we live without feeling or living in the moment.
The Pain Body & Locked Minds
Some people seem to walk around like erect penis’, in a constant state of competition and and defensiveness. It’s easy to fall into these patterns without higher conscious self reflection, it is after all safer and easier. To push the status quo can be detrimental to some people. Objectives and defined structures are more suitable, government and society on your site (power by association) . If you don’t have any solid ground, it is very easy to lose yourself in the mind of another and be subject to destructive abstract thinking that doesn’t fit well within the machine. ’Hear no evil, see no evil’ seems to be the weaker mans solution to this. Kind of like ignoring a society that’s built on cheap labor, exploitation and human genocide and continuing to participate in it. But then again, I guess a peaceful life ignorant life could be better.
I would strongly vouch that 99% of people would associate someones words or expressed views as their own. Devils advocate is a foreign concept and information that doesn’t fit in with bottom up processing (fitting information into pre-conceived ideas) is not well received. ”You’re one of those people.”
“God’s not real” said Timmy at the school ball.
*Timmy was stoned to death that day, he was a devout catholic*
Knowledge is the source of power and war.
I feel like everyone was friends in pre-school. No-one really knew anything and we were all at a base level of ignorance. There was no segregation and few had suffered many horrible life events and so had no need to ripple out their pain. It is with knowledge that the magic dies, everything becomes explainable and the world appears to be ordered/ structured. We then build on experience after experience, good times, suffering, let downs etc. Some of us carry these residual feeling around forever, completely unaware of our projected hurts. Before you know it, these people you used to know are unrecognizable and so ‘mature’ (entrenched in the machine) that they become barely recognizable. I find it all quite hilarious, i can’t take anything that seriously, to my detriment i suppose. I heard somewhere that ‘to those who feel, life is a tragedy and to those who think, it’s a comedy.’
I say open your mind, open it so much that brains spill out everywhere. Let it be an open slather for everyone to see, laugh at and criticize whilst their own is like a soft boiled egg wrapped in tissues inside a pillow case. This courage to express yourself is hard to learn and easy to forget.
Racism, class, group discrimination seem to arise out of individual discontent. To reach equilibrium it’s common for people to pocket hate and angst in other places, in turn, lessening their own angst. The ‘it’s your fault, not mine’ kind of thinking although childish and blatant in this form, is masked well in this kind of scapegoating. It the same way that a brooding Hitler found his scapegoats.
Active Listeners Have All The Power
What a great skill to learn to be able to enjoy listening without constantly waiting to get your word in? Like a teacher and a student, the student submits power to the teacher to gain knowledge and in this way the teacher becomes an authority figure.
In the same way, the listener who can empathize and think deeply in the other persons shoes has all the power, the speaker submits their bleeding heart and the listener opens a valve of theirs.