reply to post by fxtrademark
You can tie all of this to the ego. The way in which we are viewing ourselves...
The US (I am from) is VERY identified with the physical world. In a way that is more so here than I think in most places what a person has defines who
a person is. This means that if a person does not have he is not viewed as somebody who is worthy. This means that we do not care if a person is
happy or free or peaceful or actually enjoying his life. We only care if that person has a job or money or a family or a college degree. This is what
we value because this is what we use to define who a person is.
It is absurd yes but people do not even realize that this is what they do. When we value having, having more and having the most (the ego) over peace
and joy and happiness and freedom this is what we are going to idolize or worship. Not peace. Not honor. Not love. Not enjoying life. God not that!
LOL but HAVING. fame, power, stuff, money, sex, you name it.
So it isn't really about stupidity. It is about ignorance. And it can be tied to the ego. And really it is something that we can all learn from. The
U.S I think has mastered this in every sense of the word but it can be applied to most people in one way or another (the ego I mean).