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Tag: collective consciousness

Virality

What is a virus? It’s an infective agent. A virus (or, a meme), once it has a host (a human, animal, or social media), will multiply. Otherwise, it’ll die within a few hours. This is the whole point of ‘social distancing’, yet it’s not very effective in averting mass panic in today’s social-media-addicted, fear-everything-and-everyone society. It’s more important than ever to remember our transcendent gifts of compassion, happiness and kindness.

Games of Intellect

There is a lot of suffering in the world, and while being highly intelligent can be useful in finding certain kinds of success, it is, to me, quite often little more than a persistent fuel for the fires of depression, anxiety and excessive rumination. I liken the modern world as something not too dissimilar, in effect. Beyond simply having a high IQ, we have to strive for the elusive notion of wisdom.

In Love/Hate with the Modern World

It starts at the top. We all know that. What we don’t really know is who is truly at the top; it certainly isn’t a president, prime minister, nor a pope. Oligarchs? Clever (yet evil) aliens? Stonecutters? Regardless, our modern world is dependent on hierarchical structures of power — especially in government, industry, commerce, education, science and religion — all of which are largely subservient to the market (capitalist) system. The system is obviously broken, though this isn’t news to most of us.