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Jesus said, "Whoever does not hate father and mother cannot be my disciple, and whoever does not hate brothers and sisters, and carry the cross as I do, will not be worthy of me."
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
civilization is sterilization
originally posted by: introspectionist
As for being compressed like coal that resonates a lot with my observations. I wrote about how I think oppression is the growing pains of the soul. I definitely believe that the least evolved people are the most extrovert and emotionally intelligent and that the more you evolve the more introvert, sensitive and chronically depressed you get. Evolved people don't procreate. Anyone who gets children is a brute who must keep evolving.
There is purpose in all things, and balance is always maintained perfectly. Whether you be extroverted or introverted, both serve to complement the other. Where there is one demonstrating what they do best, the other shall observe and learn from them. That quiet loner who hangs around in the library may find himself feeling more sociable when the friendly, energetic lass stops in for internet access after school. Obversely, the goofy often headstrong quarterback who makes sure to say his prayers every night may find himself thinking more heavily on world events when his studious brother informs him of foreign violence against people who share his faith. Because of such balance, you must also remember that people can change. They can become hardened to the harshness of the world, but they can also be gladdened by the good things that happen. It's not always a matter of black and white, and certainly isn't a matter of one being superior to the other; that's thinking too much in terms of binary when the nature of our existence is inherently quantum.
And I also think that happy, emotionally intelligent people are useful idiots who serve as a tool to enlighten the miserable and disturbed, the former group being blind and the latter having eyes.