Ethics isn’t merely about the reality of the world, but how the world ought to be. Some argue that since the world isn’t fair, everyone needs to get used to it. In defense of ethics, rather than resigning one’s life to the harsh conditions of hatred, corruption, and violence, one should rather ask why the world needs to be unfair. If life can potentially be better, then what can be done to make it better? Shouldn’t people do something to improve the lives of others, or at the
Your teacher will be there when you are ready to accept the teaching. When you are truly ready, there will be no teacher. As you open yourself to what is, you will leave behind yourself. The more you try to be someone, the more the opposite reveals itself. Rather than lecture on how to be or not be, be and not be. Without any expectation of praise or reward, without seeking to become, you already are. There is no need to show off. There is no need to pretend to be favorable o
Children are conditioned to fit into a given society and to accept its codes. They are reinforced with different symbol-systems from their religions, schools, communities, cultures, peer groups, and so on, until they internalize what they are influenced by. Eventually they think, feel, and act according to given “reality tunnels,” rebelling or conforming against them, but ultimately, they will assimilate certain “realities” into their identities.
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When you can't change your landscape, change your vision. Create your own adventure. Instead of trying to control that adventure, accept that everything is a part of life. The people you will meet along the way, don't judge them. Learn from them by watching your own reactions. What are you hiding from, what scares you or excites you, from your interactions? By speaking to people and then reflecting on your actions, you can see the truth of yourself. You are made of relations,