Doing the same over and over again,
expecting different results is insane.
True if circumstances don’t change;
that would however be very strange.
Mastery rests firmly upon repetition,
where ability increases by condition.
Juvenile elephants are tied to poles;
too weak to resist their forced roles.
Still same rope as they grow strong;
a broken spirit will not rectify wrong.
What of our forfeits and inhibitions;
which stories fuel our submissions?
Lies have no power to really create,
only to corrupt, invert and simulate.
Convincing us that truth is not true,
making us forget what we all knew.
Ever the seemingly opposed sides;
obscuring where the trickery hides.
Heed which waters are thrown out;
here proverbial babies swim about.
Beliefs have proclivity to self-confirm;
we propagate the thoughts we affirm.
Not just any flights of fancy mind you,
but that which we deeply hold as true.
“No one deserves my unique wonder”
may truly be “unlovable” hiding under.
Real shadow work may serve us well;
the antidote to a self-maintained hell.
Victim-perpetrator bond is an ugly game;
the anticipation and generation of blame.
An external saviour completes the trinity;
whether terrestrial, off-world or a divinity.
The roles can be reversed and recapped;
for added confusion they are overlapped.
A ceaseless assault on response-ability;
a degradation of self-worth and humility.
Men versus women? Prepared for battle!
Believers or heretics? Nothing but cattle!
Colour conflict? Whatever fits the frame,
so long as the outcome keeps the same.
If eye for an eye plays out at group scale,
is the unique individual not set up to fail?
Living under constant duress and stress;
a dream come true for control busi-ness.
It begs a question: why persist in playing,
when we are the ones losing and paying?
Hey you! Looking to fill that void inside?
We got solutions and willing to provide!
Tired of reasoning with your own mind?
Worry not, we got dogma of every kind!
Want some spiritualism with that sage?
Seek our gurus for everything new age!
Nay? How about another flavour of tea?
Surely nihilistic scientism will suit thee!
Is your creative energy driving you mad?
Consume our entertainment, it’s no fad!
Wanting external change you can trust?
Politics are certain to satisfy such lust!
Wish humanity was a thing of the past?
Techno-transhumanism is here at last!
Are you feeling triggered and offended?
Violent activism warmly recommended!
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Alot of unwashed masses to persuade!
Adieu, and keep coming back for more,
for what nature intends is such a bore!
We become good at what we practice and most of us are experts at practicing distraction. We live in a society that trains us to multi-task and jump from one thing to another in an uncontrolled way. The great panacea for a world plagued by distraction is learning and practicing the art of concentration.
Assaf Levavy from LickN’Riff speaks about music as a tool to process emotions.
An amazingly deep series of twelve lectures by Jordan B. Peterson, that is about, in essence, the meaning of life and the responsibility placed on each individual to make life meaningful.
An interview on gender, relationships and ideologies surrounding that.