A wannabe orangutan from the jungle of New York

He commented some of my posts earlier on. As far I could sense, he is a a very gifted and astute youngster. Impulsive and unpredictable. He presents himself as a philosopher, a writer, and a musician. His own description in his About section – he is very fond of it – drew my attention from the very start:
“I am a wannabe orangutan from the concrete jungle.”

I had a word with him on Facebook, and guess what:
He is currently working in a zoo in Bronx. Perfect serendipity – the man from the jungle found his forthcoming motivation. At least for now…

The gift of nature is absolute freedom of self-embodiment. All life forms in the natural order are exactly what they are – they are limited only by their own innate characteristics. Humanity, the great dissenter, is distinguished by its unrelenting desire for a further freedom: the freedom to be other than what we are. Perhaps humanity’s innovation is that somehow we arrived at a state of discontentment with our natural identity, the body, with its particular strengths and limitations.

Our discontentment regards rather our failure to discover our true and natural identity. Hence, the yearning for the freedom to be other than we are, can cost us our very existence, isn´t it so?…

True, but I believe that for much of humanity’s history (at least
200.000 years, but some argue this goes back much, much further) our species lived in harmonious equilibrium with itself and with nature. Then, at some point, maybe about 10.000 years ago, something happened and a gradual process of alienation began. Unless of course we were flawed from the start, doomed to destroy the world. That is a conclusion I would avoid, if possible.

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

4 Responses to A wannabe orangutan from the jungle of New York

  1. David sounds to be one interesting fellow.. as are you! 🙂

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