posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 09:45 PM
a reply to: NiNjABackflip
Its a good question, but I think the answer for me might just be that I'd change very little.
Its a Taoist perspective really, that each thing follows its own nature, including us. We do what we do. At moments of extreme suffering, we wish we
did something else, but we are what we are.
Most of the totalitarian nightmares in human history have come from people who are trying to "fix" nature, fix the way things are, the way people are.
Each nightmare has a beautiful vision that leads into it. For the Nazis, it was a world of people born to perfect intellect and beauty, ideal Aryans,
all the genetic imperfections removed through eugenics. For the hardcore Soviet regimes, it was a world of brotherhood of all humanity in labor. John
Lennon's song "Imagine", whether accidentally or intentionally, speaks to the beauty of the communist goals.
But these utopian visions always fail, as the nature of people fails to conform to them. Because people are what they are. If that could be accepted,
so much violence to try to make people change could be prevented. But its not accepted, so they next iteration of cheap tyrants stands up, trying to
make people change yet again, only to fail yet again.
So the moral of the story is, I am what I am. There are surely more glorious things I could have done, but I refuse to be my own tyrant, trying to
"fix" what's wrong with me. Nothing is wrong with me, or the way I have lived.
But that's just on perspective on your question!
edit on 3-7-2014 by tridentblue because: (no reason given)