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Humanity’s hardest task is ahead of it

jus' thinkin' 'bout stuff - 04-08-2022 - by steve rigell -

The unlearning we need to do is pretty elementary. Simple, even.

In truth, it’s a no-brainer.

That’s part of the problem. Our brains. Or more specifically, our minds. Unfortunately, when you say ‘no-minder’ no one knows what you’re talking about, so ‘no-brainer’ is the word I use. It exaggerates the metaphor a bit to good effect.

We overuse our minds and exclude our hearts. We don’t understand the heart. We have no technology for the heart.

We put our egos in charge and the ego prefers the mind over the heart because the mind can be convinced to believe anything. Anything but the truth.

It really is staggering the shit people will believe instead of the truth.

The more ignorant we are, the more confident we are in our assault on the environments in which we find our selves. We only see things from our own point of view, which is different from what everyone else sees.

The way we unnecessarily complicate things is beyond absurd. The way we attempt to control things would be laughable if it weren’t for the manifold deleterious consequences of our actions. The way we exploit everything we encounter until we destroy it in an attempt to extract a maximum of perceived value rather than contribute value is just plain sad in the lack of depth of character it exhibits.

We have a long way to go.

Overcoming these tendencies is the challenge of our time.

It’s time to get started. Now is the time.

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