To actually observe the world as it is is the hardest part.
Observing the world as it is. That’s a theme which is particularly relevant to this culture of senior/junior-ship. And… and I’ve got this feeling that the nature of the relationship may be linked to how the majority professes to see things in order to go with the flow, score better on tests, and effectively have a better chance at winning that cultural lottery.
Personally, I don’t like to gamble; I’m uncomfortable with games.
Some would argue that going with the flow is easier than putting up resistance. Maybe that’s how kids get conditioned to accept that eyes are blue, even if they aren’t. Maybe because, as their lives flow along, outsiders are a momentary distraction. Or not.
As soon as a person starts wanting to step outside the box, that’s when things start to get a little funny.
He may have taken the red pill.
So how do people deal with being outside the box on this side of the pond? I tend to ask the artists, searching out the muses, asking the modern-day shaman who aren’t selling anything.
No, it ain’t always pretty.
So, what do some of the artists say, when they actually speak?
"Slow down, breathe, and judge your world in terms of the scale that is within your grasp." Observe the world as it is, maybe. In my mind, they are suggesting what can be described as a very horizontal approach to dealing with a vertical society.
But, it's not about being happy. I suspect there's a lot of work that's gotta get done for that to happen. Or not.
Understanding anything seems, well, an endless struggle. Unless of course, you’d like to just go with the flow.