reply to post by Gradius Maximus
I don't think people should help find a solution for all these things, it just seems to entangle to whatever extent. And there probably isn't a
solution for a lot of these problems we read and hear about. Being your own "solution" as a single person is probably a good idea though.
reply to post by Mentalistbee
Like with anything, it might be a case of slowing filling up with news, enjoying it, but it gets to a point where you fill up and then it's enough.
I think many people would have a hard time though not reading the news as much as they do, why is that though I wonder. It really shouldn't be
that vital. Maybe it's just the abundance and access we have to news that is the problem. Similar to how we can see the deleterious effects of the
overabundance of food on our health in the West.
reply to post by AidanK
There is a draw to "bad" news I think it's fair to say. Could be that in a way we feel safer knowing of all the bad news. Knowing the bad news and
feeling safety, a bit odd perhaps.
reply to post by lifeform11
There is truth to that. Having information can help you prepare for a lot of the instability, which is certainly a plus. But then also not having so
much information could have other positives I suppose, even if it meant having to deal with that instability a bit more. It does seem sort of "forced"
that you keep up with the news. Interesting to comparing the past where a daily newspaper was "the news" and today where you can have twitter feeds
updating and sent to you constantly.
I do think, like others, that the state of the world will sort of branch out, and become more of what it is today, and that's not a good thing.
Jung has a distinction between the "spirit of the times" and "the spirit of the depths" that is rather fascinating. It's pretty much what I'm getting
The spirit of the times vs. the spirit of the depths – Jung makes a distinction between the spirit or stance of the time in which he lives vs. the
spirit of a greater, ancient, and universal reality that is entirely overlooked by the present, and is striving to come forth through Jung. This is
historical consciousness vs. the mythic subconsciousness, and Jung frames the Red Book as a way of getting past all the small-minded, violent,
materialistic impulses of his age (including a harsh criticism of Christianity), while recognizing that this present world may entirely ignore his
warning and call for an understanding of the subconscious.
It's the difference between someone being confined by time or "out of time", I think you could say. Being lead, or leading. We value so highly our
lives where we consume the latest news, technology, ect. I think most believe, especially the young, that that is the way to be the "best" at life.
Yet you could look at someone in the spirit of the times, say 150 years ago, living the same way people who think
they are winning now are, and
yet we'd see that as being empty and generic. Ipads are awesome, typewriters are not. The spirit of the depths though, goes across all time and
doesn't become obsolete.
Not that the spirit of the times is bad, but I think it becomes more problematic without that depth.. but where do you really find it, each news story
you read isn't going to do anything about it.
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