Because if you’re smart it’s natural to become arrogant…
And if you’re stupid it’s natural to fall into the ways of the world and subtly be controlled…
And if you’re one and think you’re the other, then you are fool, and in a worse position than either.
True wisdom can found in God’s word.
But they never will be if they keep chasing happiness like a tail.
You know that book/movie “The Secret” that has been taking the world by storm…? Of course you do. They left out one extremely vital truth:
1) Aggregate Consciousness – The effect and power of a collective societies consciousness
There are only 2 basic impulses: LOVE and FEAR. In western society the aggregate consciousness leans heavily on the side of fear. Think news, wars, economy… Politics (Republicans are SCARED the Democrats will win and visa versa)… even Sales Advertising (You’re SCARED you’ll miss the deal)
This presentation is a much watch for the above information, and the progression that each one of these impulses inevitably follows. The falls under the study of Natural Law. (This is not me by the way)
Here’s a short post that foreshadows a much longer exposition on the topic.
Your mind has two side or hemispheres. Each side roughly corresponds to a different kind of thinking:
Left side – Analytical, logical, scientific thinking
Right side – Creative, emotional, moral thinking
The trick is to think with both sides in balance. When one side dominates your thinking process it leads to a certain kind of subtle madness that makes it easy for you to be manipulated by people who better understand the way the mind works.
Here’s a fascinating video that explains this much better than I have:
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… For one man’s selfishness.