Life, Philosophy, politics

Purpose Of Time

The purpose of time is that things may not happen at once and in the same place. It is a phenomenon that makes all logic.

That means that the existence of time helps to avoid situations where you’d be born together with your parent and your grandchildren in the same moment. Would you love to be uneducated and educated at the same moment? Or be old and an infant at once? Or that you’d exist in more than one place at once! Okay, I’d love to exist in many places at once. But I would not like to be alive and dead at the same time!
Time separates these events allowing reality to express its value. Otherwise all things would collapse in one point!

Life, Philosophy, politics

I Wonder Why People Are So Rude.

I have come across people turning from cool to mean in a second over the years. So I wanted to understand what’s under the hood. I wondered what could be the driving force behind meanness – so I started thinking about it. Here’s what I found

Humans are creatures driven by emotions. That’s the pumping centre on our being – emotions. Change how a person feels and they will change how they talk to you.

See, rudeness is not much off. People become rude or mean when they feel insecure. This word is a little abstract, so let us break it down a little: If a person feels threatened, their natural reaction is to look after themselves – to try and give the idea that they aren’t afraid. It is a natural defence mechanism. They use rudeness to convince the ‘intruder’ that I can rip you into slices right now, you stupid moron! – While they are shrinking inside. But if a person does not recognise a threat, they’d go on as usual.

Insecurity extends to a number of things. If you make them feel like they will lose what they have, they may become rude. Or if you make them feel like they are not sufficient, they may try to prove to you that they are. A person embracing insecurity does not want to feel like they are or would be judged.

Rude people are afraid of not being in control. They are terrified of not being seen as ‘powerful’. So they use harshness to reaffirm themselves and their subjects that they are still in charge.

My aim is not to mess with people’s emotion, so when I sense rudeness coming my way, I try to see how to make them see again.

Life, politics

What is intelligence? Maybe who is, not what is?

History analysis of human intelligence tells us that humans are probably the least intelligent beings on earth. Contrary to human belief – that is. Seeing another human as a resource to exploit in slavery and oppressive rules, and going as far as institutionalizing hatred based on a skin tone – that my friend, is the lowest point a self proclaimed ‘intelligent’ being could ever go. Even donkeys don’t do that.

Our thinking is way too limited. And we are prideful – we think in selfish terms. Remember ages ago humans thought that they lived at the ‘center’ of an eyeball? Later they learned that the universe isn’t an eye. So they shifted their view to say that we are at the ‘center’ of the Milky-way Galaxy. Later we learned that we aren’t at the center of anything.

We have also been asking, “if there be another intelligent life out there, more intelligent than us, why has it not made contact with us already?”  Well, that’s a selfish question once again. It is not always about us. Who said it hasn’t made contact with us? In fact, why would it be interested in us at all? How do we know if at all, that there was any contact made? Are they supposed to be speaking the same language as us or communicating through Electromagnetic waves like we do? Or use binary operated technologies like ours? In fact, what is life? What if what we define as life here on earth is just one form of life out of a billion other different forms of life? We’ve had contact with the winds. What if the winds had consciousness of their own form? See not all things must be in human standards for them to be considered valid.

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See, if you have to learn something, that thing isn’t in your character or nature. Likewise, we have to constantly learn that not all creation is about us. That we are but just a drop of a speck of dust in the vastness of all creation in the universe. We have to learn selflessness because we are selfish. Just like sometimes when we extend our help to others, it would be for our selfish desire to feel righteous about it. Still selfish. We enslave each other for our selfish benefits.

Now true intelligence should be open minded. It cannot be self centered and so self absorbed. It must swallow the universe in thought and extend imagination far beyond self. An intelligent eye must, by default, see all people with one eye. No standards. No classes. No differed treatment. That is, if I show good treatment towards a successful businessman, the same level of treatment must be extended towards a homeless man and the same for an infant or for a dying old man. There must not be any difference because we are all the same. Wealth is acquired, it isn’t part of our image. Two events prove that we are the same: birth and death. And everything else in between is clouded by the illusion that we are different.

An intelligent eye must not seek to destroy other lives – wars, crimes and all self-centered vile acts a human brain can cook up. We have not yet seen animals bombing each other or making each other slaves and servants.

Maybe  intelligent life is found in animals. But no, we want it for ourselves. Animals don’t care about whether they are seen as intelligent or not. You know why? Because intelligent beings don’t care about it. Only a foolish creation would be so obsessed with the idea of being intelligent so that they may feel elevated above all other creation. “Above” by whose measurement? Self measurement. Selfish again. That form of pride is the evidence of the absence of intelligence. Let alone wisdom. Because of this selfishness, we become so insecure. See, insecure people usually tend to be harsh and ruthless. That is because they are afraid of not being in control; terrified of not being in power. So they will enslave you, they will press you down and colonise your own body. They are terrified of not being in control and power – because these two are an illusion and remain the creation of their own minds! If their self of control was real, they would not be afraid of loosing it.

See, hate, anger, grudge – these are the lies that we consume everyday. The minute we do away of these, we would become more and increasingly more aware that love is our true nature, and everything else is a lie – an illusion, only a perception built upon ego!

Now, what is intelligence? Or, better yet, who is intelligent?




politics, Uncategorized

South African political challenges

How do you appreciate someone you’ve always valued lower than your dog? How do you begin to respect someone you’ve never thought of as human? Why else do you think most whites don’t bother to learn a black language, like they’d say, ’21 years of democracy is a lot of time – there’s no change’?

In a country like ours, South Africa, the term ‘democracy’ is more on paper than in practice.
When we talk ‘black’ and ‘white’, we are not referring to just race or colour! Get it right, at least for once. The word ‘white’ mainly refers to power, control and hate . On the other hand, ‘Black’ is associated with poverty and lowliness – the receiving end of white power and hate.

So next time, don’t talk to me like black and white is just a skin colour! Anything good done by a black person is not good enough to a white-eye; it is always criticised and disapproved.

It is still ideal for us to be one nation, a rainbow nation as portrait in the international media or in our political writings which were written and edited from a political view point. But we are on the ground daily, and we experience racism in countless ways in our own land.

Sometimes I agree with those who’d say “Mandela forgave you, we didn’t!”. At times I wonder why he did it. At times I feel betrayed by him and his crew. At times I try and see things from his explained-view and I agree with him.

We cannot teach a black child to be colourblind in this country yet because his oppressors still teach their children how to smile, shake his hand, make business with him and hate him at the same time. We aren’t ready yet.

Are you white and not racist? what are you doing about racism?

Are you black and colorblind? Wake up! The dream will never come true unless you wake up to make it possible!

It is said that: anyone neutral towards any form of oppression or violence, takes the side of the oppressor.