Intellectual capacity and the lack of morality

Not that learning is to be despised, but that it must be allied to goodness. Intellectual capacity is sometimes found associated with the meanest moral character—with abject servility to those in high places, and arrogance to those of low estate. A man may be accomplished in art, literature, and science, and yet, in honesty, virtue, truthfulness, and the spirit of duty, be entitled to take rank after many a poor and illiterate peasant.

– George Herbert

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?

A fact of life

We can write the most magnificent texts, talk coherently, do the “right” things…

Yet…

Unless there is great emotional power and unshakable determination behind, our undertakings are null.

 

Fear hates intelligence

Most of humans want “sure cards”- they all strive for security in every respect, but behind the pursuit of personal happiness and success, invariably lurks Fear. Chasing success and security is nothing but fear – now.

Fear and intelligence are each other’s opposites.

Broadly speaking, Fear hates intelligence. Feeling always threatened, fear is never comfortable, avoiding the nearness of intelligent people. So it is quite obvious, the fearful attract other “successful” fearful.

Communication implies honesty. To get to know someone involves also a risk. But a fearful person hates taking any kind of risk, and wanting always to play it safe, this person cannot be honest, as honesty would be interpreted as weakness and failure.

Now, what does all this mean in plain language? Well, it means that you can hardly make friends with people who are afraid.

I have to confess that I find it very hard sometimes to live in this society governed by fear and absence. It is at times lonely like hell – how can you be friends with someone running away from truth, avoiding whatever is natural, chasing “success”, that is, someone chasing nothing but lies…That´s how modern man “lives” life : avoiding his humanity.

I would like to communicate, to share ideas, to inspire and be inspired. But how can you share life when it is fear for life?

The truth is that there are very few persons who show a readiness to explore themselves, taking the trouble to find out who they are.

PEOPLE WHO NO LONGER FLEE, BUT WHO WANT TO LIVE NOW, WHO DARE TAKE THE RISK OF LEAVING THE KNOWN FOR THE UNKNOWN.

These are very rare, and there are the ones you can be friends with.

I needed to utter these words now, as I felt some weird loneliness tonight, realizing how few real people there are amongst humans…