Τρίτη, 7 Ιουνίου 2011

Waking Life

When you come to think of it, almost all human behaviour and activity, is not essentially any different from animal behaviour.
The most advanced technologies and craftsmanship.. bring us at best, up to the super-chimpanzee level.
Actually, the gap between Plato or Nietzsche and the average human, is greater than the gap between that chimpanzee and the average human.

The realm of the real spirit.

The true artist, the saint, the philosopher, is rarely achieved.
why so few?
Why is world history and evolution not stories of progress... but rather this endless and futile addition of zeroes?
No greater values have developed..
The Greeks 3000 years ago were just as advanced as we are.
So what are these barriers that keep people, from reaching anywhere near their real potential?
the answer to that can be found in another question, and that's this:

Which is the most universal human characteristic: fear, or laziness?

Louis Mackey