I can find some photos of children playing and being happy in the garbage fields where they live in some third world country.
"Suffering" is not in their mind.
What's the problem then ? Our slave, each for himself "organization". When they grow up they realize that. Yes you are human like us, no we are not
here "together". It would not matter even if the entire planet was a garbage dump - if we would behave as we do when we are children. As a tribe.
Before we get "Educated" , masks glued to our faces, behaving like machines, maintaining this lie. Knowing "there must be something wrong"
somewhere, but we cannot see the glued mask. It's too close. Most identify with it.
The natural way people behave when they are little, they form groups of friends-incipient tribes. These would last for millions of years if
"education", "economy", "slave culture" , the ZEKS would not interfere. Separation of life into work and play. Instead of just life.
Some tribes do not know the meaning of the word "unhappy" or "depressed". They live in the moment and are as happy as they can be. Natural Zen
Those who haven't been exposed to the hypocrisies of a "civilized" education react to things naturally, as they happen. It is in the here
and now that they are either happy or unhappy, joyful or sad, interested or indifferent. The superiority of pure Indians like these Guajiros was
striking. They could outdo us in everything: when they adopted someone, everything they had belonged to him; and when anyone showed them the least
attention, they were profoundly moved
The managers of Gulag's islands tell us that the swimmers, crawlers, walkers and fliers spent their lives working in order to eat.
These managers are broadcasting their news too soon. The varied beings haven't all been exterminated yet. You, reader, have only to mingle with
them, or just watch them from a distance, to see that their waking lives are filled with dances, games and feasts. Even the hunt, the stalking and
feigning and leaping, is not what we call Work, but what we call Fun. The only beings who work are the inmates of Gulag's islands, the zeks.
The zek's ancestors did less work than a corporation owner. They didn't know what work was. They lived in a condition J.J. Rousseau called "the
state of nature." Rousseau's term should be brought back into common use. It grates on the nerves of those who, in R. Vaneigem's words, carry
cadavers in their mouths. It makes the armor visible. Say "the state of nature" and you'll see the cadavers peer out.
Insist that "freedom" and "the state of nature" are synonyms, and the cadavers will try to bite you. The tame, the domesticated, try to
monopolize the word freedom; they'd like to apply it to their own condition. They apply the word "wild" to the free. But it is another public
secret that the tame, the domesticated, occasionally become wild but are never free so long as they remain in their pens.
The False Self
We have internalized our masters, which is a well-known psychological response to trauma.
[edit on 23-7-2009 by pai mei]