Originally posted by NewAgeMan
And the truth, let us remember, is probably rather solipsistic no matter who or where you are, whether a human being on planet earth, or a schmorg on
And if you're a Schmorg on (unpronounceable) then to you, I'll bet the whole universe and all of life is spread out before you like a giant
schmorgesboard (I couldn't resist). Point is, you can be certain that they really appreciate the larger frame of reference, whereas we do not,
presuming instead, and falsely, that it simply reduces us to a speck of dust - how pathetically "human" on our part!
Seriously, I think I "get" what the OP is saying, how we fancy ourselves the Lords of all creation, but only prove ourselves to be blithering idiots.
But maybe that too is unique to our human experience, and part of what makes us uniquely human, and, if I might say so myself, uniquely humorous in
our own fumbling, bumbling way, blinded, not just by our lack of understanding and knowledge but in our own ego-centric, narcissistic vanity - how
absurd and ridiculous! No, I doubt there's greater potential for humor, of the best kind, than via the human being, both exalted on the one hand, and
immediately humbled on the other.
What are we to do? It's a real predicament.
But why down us? Isn't it already hard enough as it is? Personally, I think what we need much more of, is encouragement! To "be all we can be" and all
that good, smarmy-sounding "fluff". What else is there to do? Run away, to hide, while shouting to the rooftops "I'm not worthy, I'm an insignificant
nothing!" or, stand tall, relative to the whole of all creation, within which we are already included and not excluded, and boldly declare "I AM" a
human being having a uniquely human experience, and I freely choose to be just that, nothing more nothing less.
If there's no escaping it, why not try to see where it goes and take it to the max..?!
The "Schmorgs" do no less, intuitively and automatically, so why can't we?
I think our "Americanized" style of thinking is all flawed and that yes, we've been approaching the whole thing from the wrong frame of reference, or
the wrong presupposition, right out of the gate while at the same time shooting ourselves in the foot unnecessarily. Then again, that does sound
edit on 20-4-2012 by NewAgeMan because: typo fixed