That’s me on the picture, 20 years ago… Waiting to get wet on the USA side of Niagara Falls… A perfect example of becoming… Scared, anticipating, not knowing what is going to happen.
We, humans, negotiate our way in life… with circumstances, schedules, things, and other people. From cradle to grave… we could say, that is life… negotiating every step, winning some and losing some.
But here is the thing: the rules are not clear, not clean, and not overt.
You cannot be sure what constitutes winning, and what constitutes losing a step… in fact, most steps: you have no idea.
But, as society, as a race, we have trained ourselves to pretend: to look as if we knew… maybe even feel as if we knew. Continue reading “The illusion of smarts, the illusion of understanding. The pretense to know… and cancer”
- “Don’t wish it were easier: wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom” said Jim Rohn
- I want to be loved just the way I am… say most people.
- You are already perfect…
- The marriage of these three differing points of view is the state of humanity right now: rampant pretense… and utter misery.
The pretense prevents most everyone from becoming better. From building skills. From attaining wisdom.
The pretense is like a 2 feet by 4 feet jail cell… tight, restrictive, unpleasant. Continue reading “Pretense… authenticity… the zig-zag path to become yourself”