“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?’ or `What shall we drink?’ or `What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day. ” – Bible, Matthew 6:24-34 (Luke 12:24-27)
The thing is not beating yourself.
And society provides a myriad of means for us to destroy ourselves. We have yet to see a truly human and communal megapower on the earth. What we have is individuals who have been successful in manipulating other people. OR those who have come from such families. When we look towards a Paris Hilton, what we realize is she doesn’t have any major talents, nor does she spend much time developing any, but yet she has her own influence: The money of her father. Although Brandy’s little brother does have a singing voice, we realize he doesn’t have to work the chitlin circuit to be seen.
So you have to commit to a lifestyle that will allow you to benefit and produce from your greatness, or destroy for your greatness, as that can become our nessecity.
We’ve entered a time when most will need to return to the land. Or to the mind. Depending on one’s skillset, of course. We have become slaves again to a very weird degree. Although we are able to provide for our families, what we really are doing is nothing different than slavery. We are simply supporting a nationalism that was built by rich manipulators. And yet, social darwinism is the rule of the day. The average US citizen believes that it is alright to turn their noses at other humans who are not able to provide for themselves. The average human still believes in the right of might.And that may be a biological consideration that I have not the scholarship to discuss presently, but the obvious observations have been duly noted.
To me, the question is not about dialectics or a superficial review of Hegel or Marx; for me it is simply asking a person if they have ever been in a position to eat every food type with their fingers. Now we are discussing something radical, or as the definition suggest, of the root. If one cannot return to the root of the problem, usually, that student is the one that will fail. If a person is unable to return to the root behaviors of society, and begin from there to understand the contradictions presenting themselves and extending themselves, then that student will fail at being a human.
What today’s student fails to understand is the root of human behavior. It is easy to be social without having to face someone’s face. It is easy to be human with the utensils provided, and a socialization schemata being provided; but can you be a human without being told to be? Do you understand humanity without a map?