originally posted by: corvuscorrax
We humans are so magnificently flawed that we'd find just about any reason we could to hold disdain and prejudice towards those we don't like for
Kinda see this is being one of the main foundations of pretty much most of every 'ism' we face or force upon others.
Personally feel that self-respect, self-responsibility, self-knowledge, self-confidence and self-belief would go a long way towards turning the tides
of the 'ism's. Of being raised with it, shown it, having it cultured and nurtured within us from our very first breath. And by 'self' I don't actually
mean 'without consideration, compassion, community for/with others'...while we are fundamentally individuals we do exist as a collective.
Instead of what happens now.
I truly believe that 'ism's are sadly and simply the inevitable outcome of an indoctrinated society.
A society from the moment - heck even before - you gasp your first breath that is thrust into the hamster-wheel
Told what to be, how to be, must be, should be, could be, would be.
Labelled and lambasted with fault and failure and fear and fury if you stop running in that wheel.
Side-glanced and side-slammed if you ever question WHY are we running on the wheel...
Told/shown every millisecond of every day that YOU mean nothing.
*THIS* means everything.
Here's you ----- here's This.
Oh but you never will be This....coz THIS is always the mystical ideal...which none of us will ever achieve.
Ever. It's as fleeting as a fart in the wind!
For the real *ideal* has NOTHING to do with your employment, your equity, your education, your status, your rep, your accolades, accomplishments.
Pretty sure when you draw your last breath on this Earth be it by your own hand or someone else or fate or fragility of health - ain't a DAMN one of
us checking our bank account or educational record or CV or anything else that means bugger all like that...
The real *ideal* is just to BE.
WHATEVER AND WHOMEVER AND HOWEVER AND WHEREVER that is.
Not struggle to Become..for that is just Becoming *This*
Just be. You.
Never lose the firm handhold you had on your inherent RIGHT to BE from the start.
Before you were thrust into that Hamster-wheel of society.
I personally believe that IF we are secure in who we are - and how we Be - then we wouldn't be so quick (if at all) to project and externalise our
internal conflicts of 'not being'...to ostracise, demonise and label-ise (sorry, just made that word up) the *Other Hamster*...
edit on 1-11-2016 by alien because: (no reason given)