The age of arrogant stupidity

When it comes to generally embraced truths, you many times feel that something is deeply wrong, yet you can´t identify or less define it…you are short of any suitable words to forward your point.
It happens so often when I speak to different people:
You are being presented with whatever official version of any current subject, and you feel they are lying, yet they are far from knowing they are lying to themselves.

So what on earth do you do…?
If you question their truth, trying to engage in a debate, trying to identify a more sustainable course of action, you are being laughed at and radically dismissed.

The arrogance and self-sufficiency you encounter everywhere is terribly discouraging.
This is the case with both the man in the street to the highly appointed culture representatives or government officials.
Really, the present narrow-mindedness is appalling.

Vehement stupidity, bigotry and compliance. Everywhere.
We live in a society governed by a bunch of pompous fools.

 

I never learned how to be truthful

Let´s try this out:

I find her words highly meaningful. Instead of me replying to her comment, what would you answer to this woman saying this?

“I can & I do talk to my partner – to some extent he knows how I feel – but he cannot understand it.

My problem is this: I do not know, I have never learned – how to release this inner anger. I do not know how to not be irritated… what is it I want? I don’t know! I don’t even know! 

It is a question of wanting – needing – something different, a release – but not knowing what that IS… & thus, to some extent, this irritation, frustration, anger.

 

What is there to do?

I came across this quote:

“We need to establish a global conversation and rational thought process
in order to ensure that society can stay on track.”

This is exactly the thing I also highlight with this so-called blog of mine:
The necessity of lucid dialogue.

As he puts it, “a global conversation.”

For sure, that´s exactly the issue:

At least in this country where I live – Sweden – and for that matter elsewhere
too, people are totally reluctant to engage in any communication in-depth.

Everything essential is considered taboo…Overarching wisdom and a critical approach
are considered anarchic here…

I wrote in a short post that “People understand all right, but are afraid to admit
they understand.

They all see, but once you open your mouth you are usually dismissed or laughed at…

So how do you go about if you want to initiate a fruitful debate?…

You and me and The Vivid Word

Can we deliberately put behind idle talking and verbal “intelligent” inertia that bring no benefit, and instead begin communicating honestly and pragmatically and in this way bring about A Real Change?

No, I am not the only one to see

I just received this mail from my friend Meli. As it happens she is just 25 years old, but despite her young age, she sees with dispassionate clear eyes the factual state of the Western world today. I am indeed immensely grateful as she confirms through her lines the truth of what I have long pondered on: modern man runs away from his emotions. It is quite striking as she speaks as if it was me writing. It shows that I am not the only one observing what is concretely happening around us:

“I think what is happening right now in our post-industrialized/capitalist countries is something we call “Entfremdung” in German, alienation in English!

WE DON´T KNOW WHO WE ARE ANYMORE, WE ARE NOT LISTENING TO OUR FEELINGS ANY LONGER  (we don´t know anymore how emotions work)… We are alienated from each other because we have forgotten how it is to have real interactions with each other, we are even afraid of that.

Communication and social behaviour is such an important part of our lives but we tend to do it less and less. Everything is uniformed. We eat the same shit, buy the same shit, do the same ….
Look at all these chain restaurants and coffee shops, McDonald’s, Starbucks – I think these places exist as a result of this ubiquitous alienation. People work as slaves in uniforms, people don´t respect them anymore. You sell the same shit everywhere. Sorry for that!

In the end, I don´t know where this should lead to. I am actually afraid of people here. For the last three weeks I was in Poland for a summer school and I think there people still know how to interact, how to talk to each other with respect and moral. Same in Romania. But in Germany, people are cold, egoistic. I don´t like it anymore.
My friends say that I am not right, they don´t see this. But I can feel it, sadly.

PS I am staying in a youth hostel in Leipzig today: I just see around people not talking to each other anymore, instead they´re trying out their new app on their smartphones. What the fuck…?

https://julienmatei.com/2012/07/08/why-are-we-trying-to-escape-our-innermost-emotions/

A dream comes true

Indeed, in this very second I feel such an incredible far-reaching joy and gratitude. What I long wished for, and didn´t happen, now it happens. Yes, I see a dream coming true:

My eager wish to communicate and share, my desire to initiate a place where we can dare have a real debate about uncomfortable topics,
questioning things that are consciously overlooked, well…now this is happening under my eyes on Mirrors of Encounters.

It is a hard journey. Many times during the day I feel hopelessly lonely and lost, dealing with insights that almost nobody is interested to hear, accept or take up. I meant many times to give up writing here. But sometimes it´s good not to give in.

Now at last…! comments are made, when we dare exchange and share our experiences, it feels actually that we create a breath of fresh air.

As realmanure. wordpress.com says:  “I do not see a cure in sight for the world’s malaise. But we must live somewhere in the middle of optimism and pessimism.” Indeed, this timid voice of hope and – why not – new lucid optimism, makes itself felt. I for one, begin to breath as if a burden is being taken away from my chest. This communication is like fresh oxygen to me.

I feel it, it gives a precious feeling of promising joy and new meaning. It is still hard – working with oneself is the hardest job you can do – but now, when this wheel of communication has slowly started to spin, I can say this energy is unbelievable. IT IS REAL, this presence created out of honest communication is undaunted and  powerful.  It goes beyond this very context, into something far more comprising than we are aware.

I guess if I feel this blessed energy of real hope, it is for sure going to reach out to many others who sincerely are on the same track of Self-recover and Self-retrieving – the most mighty of all journeys.

A short encounter

A conversation in the plane from Athens to Paris :

“My boyfriend is a rather introverted person” she said. “Do you manage to communicate?”
I asked curiously …
“Oh yes, very well” she replied – “I talk for both of us ” 😀