Weak and the Wise 0.1

“The one who speaks to a shrink isn’t weak or vulnerable but rather strong-willed for walking into an experience in which they will learn from, after all, it starts with being wise enough to recognize the opportunity to experience at all.”

~ Emriyus

Division Creates Diversion

As time goes on, we are still being divided into groups and then into categories and subcategories of those initial groups. Division and divide, division and divide.

This confused me when I first starting reading about the difference and similarities between division as an action, and being divided, as a feeling; an experience of an action. I’m not sure how to say this in a way you could understand… it’s almost like a complex division equation, where all you have to do is divide the ‘good and bad’ of life until you realize there is more to the equation than just divide. There’s actual division (actions) that must take place for the great divide to happen successfully. Think of those days your teacher always nagged the class, “Make sure you are showing your work or I’m taking points off!” Ring a bell now? The division is showing your work, putting the effort into the equation of life to create a reaction.

Here comes the division in it’s three main forms;

  • The division of faith and politics.
    • The entirety of western theories of life being an object, something constructed from a great God with many names is the exact opposite of many eastern theories of life being an organism, something we are all collectively contributing to and from.
  • The division of the sexes, origin and identities.
    • The theories mentioned above contribute to the beliefs that divide the human race by origin (ethnicity), sex (biological) and identities (self-expression in any form). Stereotypes and roles have been around a long time which keeps this line of division from understanding each other.
  • The division between the weak(poor) and the wise(rich).
    • This line has constantly shifted the weak and the wise, since the dawn of the stone age we have been compassionate, yet competitive creatures fighting for our own survival. One of the few animals on Earth that will act in ways that threaten to extinct our own species; we are selfish creatures. These human instincts we have naturally make us believe there is a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ to everything, even people.

That said, we both have complex human brains which, through evolution have always wanted more…

“We want more because our brains are relentlessly trying to solve this problem of the great division equation. In doing so, it creates another divide between those who want the problem solved and those who are happy divided.”

~ emriyus ~

Diversion Creates Division

With all this division between us it makes it easy for diversions to affect us so easily. There are diversions everywhere, I’m sure you have created your own diversions to get out of divided situations… I know I have many of times. These diversions create the divisions I listed above. It may be a personal opinion, but it is no lie that technology has been the best diversion humanity could ever invent. From social media, news station, radio stations, the opportunity for diversion is unlimited (as long as the motherboard is running).

Here comes the diversion in it’s three main forms;

  • The diversion through social media.
    • This website itself could be considered a diversion, possibly creating a line between philosophers or making the mind behind the screen think about something. Social media is crowned queen in my book for creating one of the biggest marketing diversions since the industrial revolution. We have created something so powerful you are deemed weak if you aren’t “online.”
  • The diversion through news and radio broadcastings.
    • The theories mentioned back me up on this one… it seems hard to trust any news or radio channel when it is no secret now that money is the root behind almost all motives. It’s not all new though, the news has been the main diversion which causes division between each other. It is also something we as the divided took part in creating since when you get down to it, we are all dividing each other.
  • The diversion between each other.
    • We will be divided until it no longer serves a purpose to each and every one of us. Almost like the holiday season when all the family is expected to gather around for ‘the bigger purpose’ of just being together. If the human beings could be more concerned about ‘the bigger purpose’ of being, we may not be divided so much.

“So, it all comes down to this basic question that human beings have, for a long, long time been concerned about transforming their minds. Is there any way in which one’s mind can be transformed? Or is it simply a process which is nothing more than a vicious circle?

I could ask, why have you come here? What were you looking for? Would it be too presumptuous of me to say that you were looking for help? That you hoped you would hear somebody who had something to say that would be of help and relevance to you…?

ALAN WATTS, WHY HAVE YOU COME HERE?

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I am human, just like you. I have been around for 20 years and although it may not be a lot of time to some, it feels like I've been alive forever. To cope with all the things my life has given me; good and bad, I've always been a writer. Maybe I didn't know or necessarily want to be a writer, but I was always on the creative side, not really understanding how different I was from others; I'm really not that different from you. To this day I'm still eager to learn more about myself, to improve and grow amorphously. I want to use this fuel of constant self-discovery as the direct source of 'energy' that can create whatever I want it to, making writing for me a healthier coping mechanism than most I've tried in my lifetime. That being said, I believe that starting my blog, The Existentialist, (all thanks to Wordpress and Bluehost teams) I finally have the opportunity and creative outlet to unleash my passion for art; writing. The beginning is never easy, and it won't get much easier I am aware. I can only believe in myself and keep my expectations to a minimum; I like to believe I hold no expectations, but they seem unavoidable. To whoever reads this, I'm not one to care about views or reads, I won't encourage/pressure you to read my work because for me, the thrill really comes from just making a finished piece of work I'm happy with, regardless if it is read by others or not; judgement from others is what I've feared all my life. I can only encourage you to have an open mind as a reader and believe in me as much as I believe in myself to accumulate the courage to start showing my creative writing(art) to the world. Everybody creates things in their lifetime, I am just another one of those beings; whether you like it or not, nouns (persons, places and 'things') exist to teach us something about ourselves. There is always more to learn...

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