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Let the ego-crusaders hang themselves from their empty spaces
Watch their shade-less specters dance through colorless skies
As they saw themselves in life
So they'll be in death
Ego-less, empty, bereft
Everything in the Universe is already unique, there is no need for it to try to be.
In fact, it is not possible to become more unique, that is but an illusion of a narcissistic mind.
So this begs the question, what is the ego?
It is when we ignore the reasons why we do things that we make more trouble than we ever needed.
Every molecule of the universe is exactly the same as every other molecule of the same type. Every Nocardia bacteria is exactly the same as every other. The universe is built upon similarities; it's only the higher life-forms, sentient creatures, which develop individuality.
I am a writer, a father, an armchair philosopher, and a practicing Sumerian spiritualist. If, this instant, I decide to take up an active interest in Libertarian political philosophy I am more unique. If I decide to go to college and change my major to special education instruction, I will be more unique. There is no limit to the capability for sentient, higher life-forms to develop toward.
The ego is a conscious reflection of our personal selves.
Do you think the proponents of the ego-crusades realize that their personality, individuality, and identity, the very things which give them the ability to resist their ego, come from the same-such ego? Further, do you think they realize the ego is just a poetic projection of their conscience, as it is understood through their consciousness? I wonder what will happen the day the ego-crusaders achieve their goal... and cease to be entirely; empty shells of once-human beings.
yes the bottom line is that, but if there is a bottom line there is also a higher line. I like the honesty of the bottom line and have no problem with that, but.... is that all we are???? No is the only real answer I get back. Perhaps not gods but much more, yes indeed. I like the word pure potential! the result may not be pure but as potential we have created so many amazing things that no animal has yet. So Darwin gets lost like a leaf in the wind when we use our potential.
Originally posted by jonnywhite
Old brain versus new brain.
Old brain is instinctive and millions and billions of years old.
New brain is more about making complex choices and using gray matter.
It isn't a perfect process. No guarantees.
Natural selection. Trial and error. Turbulence. Survival of the fittest.
We're animals, bottom line. Not gods.edit on 18-8-2012 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)