In the mid-nineties, the Internet was beginning to stretch itself to more and more personal computers. At that time, there wasn’t initially a huge uptake by businesses, as they couldn’t yet see the possibilities the technology would provide in the future.
At the point, it was functional, in it’s simplest form, like the human mind.
Currently, it also resembles the average human mind because from 4 year-old to 94 year-old, everyone is using it to a lesser or greater extent. Everyone who is using it has had the opportunity to fill their heads with every imaginable truth and lie which could all be perceived as the truth. It couldn’t be further from the truth.
It is dustbin we allow anyone to throw any old crap in-to, and allow everyone to take out from. Why would you do that?
Everyone who uses it beyond a sensible amount is thrown back to the stone-age concerning maturity. Adults seem to be reverting to childish spite.
The system, which is required to keep people thinking as a nationally-minded body, needs you to feed it more each time. When people get tired of buying stuff, it collapses. This is built-in stress to avoid giving those who fear losing objects any idea of throwing it all in. There is always a threat to the conditioned “have a home, 2 cars, 2 kids, take-away’s, holidays” and so on. You need to do them to cope, so they are a tax on the stressed individual. While it is sold as a must-have, our kids and theirs will carry on paying the price. Perpetual inflation and more must-have fragments of an ever-more harmful system of thought.
Try this for one day. Go where you would normally join in. It might be social media, pub or anything else you do, and just observe.
Try not to like or dislike anything or anyone. Don’t join in. Just be there without getting dragged in. You can see it best if you go out drinking with friends. I promise you will see how society works. They will try to get you to join in, over and over again. Resist.
A man or woman must demonstrate their might, but from an unseen weakness. If they merely rely on a description of strength and power to themselves and others, when they need inner psychological strength, they will crumble.
As any idea of being more powerful by mere thought is a delusional state, I wouldn’t want to base my frame of mind on a few concepts which can be swung from one extreme to the other, just by the way society decides they should be viewed.
Only a fool accepts an idea of more power if offered it. As our paradigm is capable of viewing life as good or bad, more power eventually leads to a realization of one’s own insignificance.
“I swear, gentlemen, that to be too conscious is an illness – a real thorough-going illness.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The problem with viewing oneself at a certain status in society is that those above will make you neurotic and compel you to succeed, and those below you will make you psychotic which is the feeling of superiority (seeing them as less).
Enlightenment is knowing all are the same and that the play called society is pure delusion for those with a projected self-image.
The idea that this divide, using you as the middle-point, is anything other than illusion is a form of hypnosis. Cultural hypnosis, perpetually encouraged by news, sport, politics and entertainment.