posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 01:23 AM
I have similar attitudes but I wouldn't call it arrogance. Confidence, lack of fear, disdain for authority, are maybe better ways of putting it but
still miss the mark.. Arrogance implies to me that one is thinking first and foremost of one's self.
If someone came up and told me, "You're a piece of trash," my pride would not be hurt, and I would just be like, "Ok."
If something were up for grabs between me and someone else, in most situations I can think of I would simply let the other person have it (exceptions
would be for the sake of the object in question).
But now if someone comes up to me in a raging fury looking for a physical confrontation, and I can't disengage them, then let the wheels of karma
roll... Since my pride is already broken, if they're going to straight beat my ass, I'll just run away. I am not a very big person anyway. I can
run pretty damned fast, climb fences like nothing, etc.
Similarly if a cop were after me, heaven forbid, I would run from him. I had to outrun a cop last week (in a car) and it was a very harrowing
experience but I feel 100% justified in it. My confidence is what guided me (that and I invoked some angels -- I'm just going to assume it
worked because why question it?). But if I were arrogant, if my thoughts were focused only on my self and were not "in the zone," I would
not have made it, of that I am positive. It was like Pac-Man, darting around a neighborhood, not even a straight run, because my car is also a p.o.s.
and I wouldn't have made it. So I definitely count it among my blessings.
Arrogance imo implies that you are thinking first and foremost of yourself. I am very often the one to throw myself under the bus for everyone else,
also very often seen as the outcast, though I have many good friends I am very thankful for. I've been under that bus before. And for that reason
alone do I believe I am able to post this right now, by what must be some sort of grace. May this not be interpreted as vain; I am very thankful for
this path. Peace and love to everyone.
When you are talking about civil disobedience, or anything you feel is ultimately for the betterment (enlightenment) of society, that's just work
that needs to be done. We turn the wheels of karma, but if you try to turn them towards yourself you will only be crushed under them. It is a very
delicate balancing act, like tip-toeing across ice.
I like your ideas about replacing government. Unfortunately I think most people are too lazy to do anything about it. Personally, rather than
addressing the apathetic sit-at-home types, I would rather engage the actual forces at work, make the men and women in uniform question what they are
really doing, what service they are REALLY providing society. These are the ONLY people that really have to stand up for what is right, and to
realize that they don't have to just be some puppet, and they truly do not. That is the old mentality. The new mentality is different. Clothes are
clothes. A uniform is clothes. And people are people. And each moment in time is its own world, and there is no need to carry over the hate and
ignorance from the moments preceding. Just drop it for god's sake. Show me a smile and move along.
[edit on 16-7-2009 by bsbray11]