If a tree falls in the forest: does it make a sound?


One of the horrible things I experience, often, is that people never ask: “why should I care?”

Why that is horrible? Why that is disappointing?

Because that question would show that the pilot light of intelligence is not completely extinguished in you. You have never asked that question? Now you know what it means.

Back in 1977, shortly after I won my first architectural competition, and therefore was wealthier than most people I knew, I fell ill: my sinuses put me to bed with high-high fever. I could not sleep 24/7, so I turned to a book, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World 1. At some point I had a revelation: The society I lived in, the ideology I believed in, was beautiful, except that it worked for no one, no person living in it. It stifled the human spirit, stunted the growth of its people: did not allow for the evolution of humanity.



Fast forward to 2015. I am writing these articles, people read them, and my voice dies. The Zen question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to listen, does it make a sound? 2

I can tell you: unless someone is there to hear it, it didn’t make a sound. There was a disturbance in the energy in the air, but sound means: someone hears it.

If there were someone… 3

How would I know if there is someone out there? I would get relevant questions. Questions that show thinking. Questions like why should I care that there are social evolutionary differences in different people… like why would allowing things to be the way they are, make a difference?

There is at least one fundamental statement in every one of my articles, that is never questioned.

Only people who CAN, who are allowed to think, would ask about that? YOU probably can’t even distil an article to its skeleton: what is the fundamental statement?

I just finished watching a series on Netflix, 4 yeah, in the middle of my workday, lol, and it left me sad. I even asked myself: am I curious of how this will play out?

Honestly, I am not curious.

enhanced-buzz-wide-26231-1441726395-16It used to be that cultures died and a new, upcoming culture took over… but what will that look like in an age where most of humanity is getting the same horse manure through the Internet?

The information, (70% of it is wrong, misdirecting, based on someone’s interest in keeping people stupid!) falls on unthinking minds… minds that cannot think because they were never allowed to think, never encouraged to think, never taught to think.

You see, the historical “one culture dies and another replaces it” cannot apply, because we do live in a world that is connected.

The countries with the larges population, like China or India have a system and a system of thought that rewards serfdom, not thinking.

I am really not curious of what will be happening, who and how will rule all of humanity… I am not interested in becoming part of A Brave New World, where people are not really people.

Are you?

PS: For most of you, consciously thinking: “there is nothing wrong here. Nothing wrong with me, nothing wrong with them, nothing wrong with it” could be the first thought you created: thinking is creating thoughts (as opposed to repeating what’s already there, I mean in your mind or out there). Thinking THAT is an act of creation, and the very first for those of you that have taken it on… You could save the world… Did you ever think about that?


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  1. Some quotes:
    • Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
    • An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
    • Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.

  2. “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is a philosophical thought experiment that raises questions regarding observation and knowledge of reality.

  3. Same thing happens to my brilliant energies, by the way: if you are not there to observe, to witness it, it never happened. It made a disturbance in the energy, but passed without leaving a trace in you.
  4. Persons of Interest

Author: Sophie Benshitta Maven

True empath, award winning architect, magazine publisher, transformational and spiritual coach and teacher, self declared Avatar

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