This world is founded on confusion and we are all affected


If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.”
Tom Peters

~ A preface ~

Whenever I turn my attention, I always find myself in a world surrounded with confusion, a neverending, limitless confusion. Million kinds of confusion. I know of no one and of no place that is free from it. I have never met, seen or heard of such man or such place. Parents, teachers, politicians, philosophers, artists, scientists, writers, businessmen and clergymen – all are caught in. I learned that from a certain perspective, it looks as if everyone knows exactly what he is doing and why he is doing it. It looks as if everyone knows his purpose, his function, his place, his destination, all that is required for prosperous and fulfilled life. But, if you shift your perspective properly, it all begins to resemble a great confidence scheme and a hidden drama reveals itself. It looks like it is a very clever illusion created by synchronized performance. Delve deeper, ask imaginative questions, try to figure out your own situation in relation to the  universe and the situation of the entire humanity in relation to the universe. You will then see that we have no clear picture of the general situation in which human as an individual and as a whole finds himself. We are all in the dark, utterly confused, without compass, guided by fallacious reasoning. The more we think and try to do our best, the more we become aware of the depth and the scale of this confusion. It may seem like a botomless pit.

~ The are huge holes in our knowledge and understanding ~

  • There is no agreement on how a good man should behave nor what a good man is.
  • There is no agreement on how children should be brought up and what types of discipline should be or not be permitted.
  • There is no agreement over the origin of state or civilization – there is a
    number of competing hypotheses and not so long time ago we were confident with founding myths and national mysticism.
  • There is no agreement over the etiology of many illnesses including
    schizophrenia, autism and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • There is no agreement over the location of Atlantis or whether it existed to
    begin with yet more than 1000 books have allready been written on the  subject.
  • We don’t know what happens after death and if anything survives it.
  • There is no consensus as to the question of existence of God, only personal opinions.
  • It is not certain if all UFO claims are mistaken and unreliable.
  • It is not certain how were Pyramids in Gizah built as well as some other ancient monuments, like Moai.
  • There is no agreement over the interpretation of quantum mechanics.
  • We can’t decide how to repair the global economy and how to reach a
    near-utopia state. We are forever arguing about it.
  • We can’t determine at what stage does life begin and cannot fully
    adress the problem of abortion.
  • We don’t exactly understand what energy or time is.
  • etc.

And some numbers:

  • There are at least 8 theories attempting to identify Sea Peoples.
  • There are at least 15 proposed locations for Atlantis.
  • There at least 6 debated classifications for basque language and at
    least 9 debated classifications of sumerian language.
  • There at least 5 hypotheses about the technique of construction of
    Great Pyramid in Gizah.
  • There are at least 8 concepts trying to explain what UFOs are.
  • There are at least 5 different explanations of the origin of the state.
  • There are at least 10 interpretations of quantum mechanics.

At these same time, more than 90% of oceans surface remain undiscovered,
we have only so far uncovered about 15% of potentially existent archelogical material, we don’t know exactly how tornadoes appear and we can’t precisely predict the earthquakes.Confus5Even without mentioning the fact that we have no definite answers
to existential and ethical concerns, these lists could be so much longer
but as it stands, they serve its purpose of providing a sample of the immensity
of the holes or gaps in our knowledge and understading. We are still in the dark and deeply confused about the reality. In the case of few specific problems, there are more than 10 competing explanations. How is it possible? It is evident that we lack firm and solid ground on which we can rely so to  elimanate the doubts. Time for some reflections!

 ~ Pictorial trip ~

confus14senseless consumerism

confus10widespread devastation of environment

A broker is seen in front of the curve of the German stock index the DAX at the stock market in Frankfurt, central Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. European stocks shed early gains as ongoing fears about the health of the banking system, particularly in Britain, offset hopes that the world's leading central banks will follow Australia's lead and cut interest rates aggressively. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)economic fluctuations and crises

confus13pressure to meet multitude of expectations

confus9disturbed people doing disturbing things for disturbing reasons

confus8ideology-driven violent actions and organizations

confus7school shootings

Confus62012 apocalyptic millenialism scenarios

Confuslocation hypotheses of Atlantis

Confus2interpretation of quantum theory

No wonder that so many people expect a saviour who is ”not of this world”.

~ Bob Moorehead’s ”Paradox of our time” ~

The paradox of our time in history is that
we have taller buildings but shorter tempers,
wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less,
we buy more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families,
more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense,
more knowledge, but less judgment,
more experts, yet more problems,
more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much,
smoke too much,
spend too recklessly,
laugh too little,
drive too fast,
get too angry,
stay up too late,
get up too tired,
read too little,
watch TV too much,
and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We’ve added years to life not life to years.
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space.
We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less.
We plan more, but accomplish less.
We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion,
big men and small character,
steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce,
fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips,
disposable diapers,
throwaway morality,
one night stands,
overweight bodies,
and pills that do everything
from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window
and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete

Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not
going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks
up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave
your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the
only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most
of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from
deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person might not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.”

words by Bob Moorehead


~ ”The Fear” by Lily Allen ~

I want to be rich and I want lots of money
I don’t care about clever I don’t care about funny
I want loads of clothes and fuckloads of diamonds
I heard people die while they are trying to find them

I’ll take my clothes off and it will be shameless
Cause everyone knows that’s how you get famous
I’ll look at the sun and I’ll look in the mirror
I’m on the right track yeah I’m on to a winner

I don’t know what’s right and what’s real anymore
I don’t know how I’m meant to feel anymore
When do you think it will all become clear
And I’ll be taken over by the fear

Life’s about film stars and less about mothers
It’s all about fast cars and cussing each other
But it doesn’t matter cause I’m packing plastic
And that’s what makes my life so fuckin’ fantastic

And I am a weapon of massive consumption
And its not my fault it’s how I’m programmed to function
I’ll look at the sun and I’ll look in the mirror
I’m on the right track yeah I’m on to a winner

Forget about guns and forget ammunition
Cause I’m killing them all on my own little mission
Now I’m not a saint but I’m not a sinner
Now everything is cool as long as I’m getting thinner

( lirycs by Lily Allen and Gregory Kurstin )

~ The call ~

Let’s try to make it our imperative to act in such manner so as to continually remove from the confusion instead of continually adding to it. We shall finally begin to end the confusion for it seems to be one of our basic problems – the confusion that affects everyone and is a companion to most of our efforts. Let’s strive for clarity!

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2 thoughts on “This world is founded on confusion and we are all affected

  1. Reblogged this on Today,s Thought and commented:
    ” Do Not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.”
    ” Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.”
    ” Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.”
    ” Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.”
    ” Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
    ” But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conductive to the good and benifit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.

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