A Wolf among Sheep.

Chris (@thebuddha) 9 years, 2 months ago

I see everywhere people wearing masks of empty smiles to cover the sadness which dwells deep inside them, soulless beings living under a kind of spell, as if in hypnosis. They move but they can’t decide, they speak but they can’t think, they believe but they can’t see for themselves. They are merely puppets in the hands of controllers, and the controllers are in turn puppets in the hands of others.
Only rarely does one gather the courage to escape from this zombie-like life.
Among millions of people only one finds the courage to walk on his own feet, without needing the support of the mass. And the man who does so is the most condemned, the most ridiculed, the most attacked, because this man is not afraid — and the man who shows no fear is the man to be most afraid of.
Such a man wants to see for himself, without having to believe in others. He wants to think for himself, instead of having others do the thinking for him. He wants to rebel against normality, instead of conforming to the flock of sheep. And once his eyes open he can shake the whole world, because such a man can speak the truth, point to our silly lives and wake us up from our smooth dreams.
Such a man is like a wolf among sheep, with the only difference that he does not want to devour the sheep but to turn them into wolves! But the sheep want to remain sheep – they love lullabies, they love living in dreams, and of course they love having a shepherd take care of them and be responsible for their lives.
-The Unbounded Spirit

March 3, 2013 at 7:09 am
Caleb McCoy (111) (@cjmccoy93) 9 years, 2 months ago ago

@thebuddha, What a fantastic description of our society and our role as HEthens within it!

@mattseven, Yea, I thought of that comic right away too man. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, but its like, how do you find the Others? How do you find the other wolves? Sure, there’s High Existence, but I believe face to face contact is always preferable to the net. So if you see somebody else and your instincts tell you that they’re a wolf too, what would you say?

Equel (11) (@equel) 9 years, 2 months ago ago

thomas hobbes social contract theory.
the wolves exist,
this is why the Sheppard exists.

the sadness you see under the smiles of others
is your sadness.

smile, you;ll feel better.

-the black sheep

MattSeven (15) (@mattseven) 9 years, 2 months ago ago

@cjmccoy93, I’ve been on the web since 1995. I’ve found it works like this for me. 1) explore a community 2) develop a rapport with someone 3) invite to additional side conversations 4) if receptive, invite to videochat 5) if that feels good, swap essays/writings and share ideas in a noncompetitive manner. 6) after 2-3 yrs of this, arrange a vacation where they live. Last year I went to Glasgow UK and spent a day with an online friend. Now we Skype all the time.

Nothing beats true friendship, I agree. I wish you well in your quest!

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