Friday, April 28
Friday, April 28, 2006
Underneath the destruction caused by control-based addictive cycles (including war), there is some kind of ritual reaction against suffering. To avoid feeling humiliated, a person may have to be right all the time. They may make bad decisions in order to feel right. They may even cause huge destruction to the world in the process. The destruction is a byproduct. The avoidance of suffering by taking a fixed stance which causes further suffering is the core. People become "evil" when they respond robotically to a view of others which makes them believe they are under attack. In many cases where people are at each other's throats, they all have a secret desire to drop the whole game and hug. They just can't say it to the other side, because the game demands that they show the hardest, most absolute attitude possible.