We like to be out in nature so much because it has no opinion about us.
with some forms of color synesthesia the color “9” will always smell blue to the person with synesthesia.
The fact that we are not encouraged to be agents of change is especially frustrating when we realize that social change is omnipresent, it’s happening everywhere all of the time. So basically, we can either be passive and allow change to affect us or we can be active and be the ones who effect change. When we are discouraged from exerting our agency, change is done to us. But when we identify ourselves as everyday activists, we are shaping the change that is occurring.
i call myself an anarchist because once you break away from pop-culture and search for the most rational and logical way to live, the only fundamental system that truly makes sense, is anarchism. the fact that people associate the words anarchist and anarchism with the concepts chaos, death and destruction, is lamentable, but does not alter the truth in the slightest, and being an anarchist, i’m hardly going to lie about what i am, what would be the point?
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
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, marie curie
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away
the moment you elect anyone and grant them any kind of power over others, even oblique power, they will become corrupt and the system will fail, which means that by allowing any kind of coercive authority you are re-inviting human egotism, since you are saying that man is able to make the best technical decisions about any given situations. this is probably the most important lesson history has ever taught us, but we’re still not learning it, and so we keep thinking that if we can just elect the right person, and get them to enact the right system we’d be okay… this is einstein’s definition of insanity, repeating the same action and expecting a different result. If we need protection from people, because people are inherently bad, then how can we appoint a person to reign over others. We do not need a WHO, we need a HOW. How, means a method…. the scientific method, direct democracy and crowd-sourced governing, these are methods… if the road is slippery when wet, and results in lots of accidents on a particular stretch, you don’t pass laws and employ judges and politicians and police to enforce those laws… you apply a non-slip material to the road surface so that it doesn’t become slippery when wet. How, not who. Nature has already created the superstructures that govern true reality. These are the laws of physics, thermodynamics, quantum dynamics etc. Any superstructures we artificially create and impose on people, can only result in non-natural behavior, and isn’t that exactly what we are seeing in the world around us?
We only need to look at our own bodies to discover mysterious monsters and amazing creatures—if one can agree that such things sometimes come in very small packages. In case you didn’t know, you are a minority in your own skin. You are a walking ecosystem of immense complexity and diversity. So much so, that the space occupied by your body is less “you” and more “other creatures.” By this I mean that some ten trillion cells are “yours” in the sense that they contain your DNA, but there are more than one hundred trillion parasites, predators, freeloaders, and helpful cohabitants that…
We are a planet, wholly divided.
you may have just picked this book up, but i’m telling you that you had better think twice before actually going ahead and reading any of it, because you might not get back to sleep in your cozy little home packed with system-provided creature comforts. if I sound like a raving lunatic already; If the advertisements around you are not all screaming at you that you are ugly and fat and useless and that the remedy is to buy their product for a happy life; If your mortgage payments are not in arrears and your credit cards are not all permanently maxed out from paying off the loans you took to pay off your credit cards; if you have found that the current set of systems running the planet are good, solid, well-thought out, brilliantly functioning societal structures that enrich the lives of the people of earth while caring for the earth itself… then please feel free to put this book down, since it does not preach about any of the virtues of the current paradigm so desperately in need of shifting. It will not provide you with reassurance that the world around you makes sense. It might, however, inspire you to do something about the chains so tightly locked around your brain. It might even go so far as to offer you some alternatives to the life of meaningless destruction you have really been living. That, of course means you’d have to finish it, and if you already think I’m crazy, then I can’t promise an easy journey, but I can promise a better chance at a better world. A chance provided almost purely by knowledge and a change in perspective.
You are skeptical about my ideas? Critical thinking requires us all to be skeptics. There are no truths, only opinions, and there are no facts, merely perceptions. My truth of today, could be my lie for tomorrow, and I would need skeptics like yourself in order to even know that I’m wrong. I welcome your skepticism with open arms. Skeptics are my teachers
There is a vast, yet subtle, difference between a CHOICE and an OPTION. The difference is similar to that of the Essay and the Multiple-choice Quiz. The former allows for self-expression and self-exploration, while the latter tells you what your options are. Democracy and capitalism pose a set of options, while Anarchism gives us freedom of choice.
For tens of thousands of years, Homo Sapiens has travelled the earth, migrating across it’s continents and incorporating vast amounts of fauna and flora into our diet. Then we discovered agriculture, and our diet underwent a drastic change. We went from a varied and naturally fluctuating diet, self-adjusting to nature’s own cycles of abundance and scarcity, to a small group of crops and selected animals, isolated from their own natural environments. This change brought about an equally drastic increase in chronic diseases, since the human body was designed to be supplemented by an extremely diverse set of food sources.
I’m a writer, but I don’t charge money for my work. What I do charge is attention, but so few are willing to pay.