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2013/10/19 9 Comments
I highlight here some of the most conspicuous questions in Kenneth´s post The Cult of Individualism. His writing is insanely accurate and poses exactly the questions that people blatantly refuse to ask.
“I came across a ton of people who felt as though they were‘all on their own’. Whether it was due to the pressures of life, work, raising a family, or fill-in-the-blank, many felt that there was nobody they could turn to for .
Why do so many people feel disconnected? Why do so many people feel lonely? Why are so many people using alcohol or drugs to alleviate these feelings?
Don’t we have the responsibility to ask what is going on in the Western World that is not going on in other cultures?
What I am often really referring to is a very simple vice that we are all familiar with: selfishness.
Thomas Jefferson noticed a tendency among the fledgling nation he helped to create and wrote, “Self-love is no part of morality. Indeed it is exactly its counterpart. It is the sole antagonist of virtue leading us constantly by our propensities to self-gratification in violation of our moral duties to others”
Let’s be honest with ourselves, Western Society is crumbling all around us; celebrities are worshipped, people pop pills, fractured relationships are commonplace, depression and loneliness run rampant……Yet instead of seeing these problems and coming together to work towards solutions….too often we have an attitude that it’s ‘every man and woman for themselves’ “(end of this resume)
I for one am not ashamed to admit that I too feel that I am totally on my own in this world. Even those who claim to be near me, are not. I am surrounded by cowards. People who assume nothing. Who never dare to go in-depth with anything, ever excusing themselves for lack of time, which is nothing but lack of interest. No, let´s face it: NO ONE WANTS TO KNOW ANYTHING for real. No one dares to question, as if the ongoing drama doesn´t regard them. Indeed, we are all part of this evil scenario, yet we all play innocent.
Can we all have an open dialogue about this? Or are you too going to discard these questions as not being your business?
2013/10/06 Leave a comment
I begin to understand why people usually are unwilling to engage in a “serious”,
pervasive and honest dialogue:
They are all aware that they are wrong, but they hate to be confronted with
the very fact of being wrong.
God forbid – what could happen if they admitted that…?
Starting being “right” for a change, would be out of the question.
2013/03/03 3 Comments
Yes, she knew, yet she vehemently refused to admit she knew…She was afraid to confront and assume her own insight.
I made this observation some time ago.
So, this following quote by James Hollis is about the same thing:
“There is no escape from Knowing though much of contemporary Western culture is a flight from knowing what, inescapably, we already know.”
To put it plainly,
WE KNOW BUT DON´T WANT TO KNOW WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW.
Is this perplexing cowardice or sheer insanity?
2013/01/25 Leave a comment