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RE: Freedom and civilization

in #freedom2 years ago

I feel it is about rediscovering that most of the shiny customs of society to solve a given problem have very workable alternatives. If we only knew them and had found out just how workable they are we could greatly lessen our ties to society and the matrix.
But since the matrix' demands are ever increasing - the burden on people to somehow participate in all these systems just to scrape the funds together to survive in that structure - we tend to lose sight of what is possible and maybe even healthier for us and nature.

I feel we accept privileges too often and pay a hefty price for it that we don't immediately recognize. A small backing off of "progress" would be healthier in the long run, it'S just hard to recognize it with all these distractions.

A great article!

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Completely agree. I think part of the problem is that we tend to have a very narrow vision of what progress means, as if it were only possible in one direction, to see the world in a linear and one-dimensional way. But there are always alternatives, that is the key word I think, alternatives at the individual level and at the collective level, there are many directions which can be taken, not only where we are currently heading, and those directions can also be progress. So maybe taking a step or two back and moving in another direction might not be so crazy.

I feel we accept privileges too often and pay a hefty price for it that we don't immediately recognize.

Me too. I often play with the idea that, in the same way that the Spanish exchanged mirrors and trinkets for gold to the Native Americans, as the legend says, we too exchange, but something more valuable than gold, such as our freedom, for some different types of mirrors such as screens. In both scenarios, slavery was close.

Anyway, thanks!

allow me to link my better half to follow your work as well
@anafae

I am delighted. Thanks!