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Tao P
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'It is no sign of health to be well adjusted to a sick society' How can we make a healthy society?

There seems to be an ever increasing number of people who are depressed, or have another form of mental 'deficientcy': ADHD bipolar... What is causing this increase and how can we remedy it?
It is my belief that we need to focus our lives around what it means to be human: movement, community and meaningful creative work. Do you agree? What would this new way of life look like to you?

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  • Oct 3 2013: Here's another Krishnamurti quote:

    "If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem."

    Our habit as humans is to Assume we know and understand the problem very very very quickly and then we begin asking and looking for solutions. We do not stick with problems long enough for the solution to be revealed.
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      Oct 3 2013: Yes, that is a great point. Without understanding the problem we cannot ask the right question. Without the right question we cannot reach a correct answer.

      To get to a healthy society we need to think about what it means to be a human being; what do we need to thrive: physically, mentally, spiritually, socially, What types of environment encourage the ripening of ones full potential?
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      Oct 3 2013: The problem is that we see ourselves separate from the totality, from the rest of humanity, from the rest of living. In doing so, our separation is perceived by the subconscious as a threat, hence fear. Fear leads to seeking security, and this in turn leads to securing power and money, which is greed and selfisness. It may be a simplistic way of putting it and I encourage others to participate. But as a fact there is no doubt. Together we are immensly powerful, and not a power over other, but a power as empowerment which is freedom. Divided, we fight among ourselves; we are also divided internally, which makes governments control us with ease, since media is brainwashing us daily. The environment begins with the individual and spills out into the world which is an extension of the individual.
      • Oct 3 2013: :-)
        I see that you see. Encouraging.
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          Oct 3 2013: We can change, together, you and I
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        Oct 6 2013: Johnny I second Scott's reply on your magnificent articulation of one of the fundamental perceptions of life. It seems the mainstream is stuck in the apprehension or either you or me; when in fact, to quote Muhammad Ali, it is

        'Me, We'
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          Oct 6 2013: If not for you, I would not exist.
          The Self, inwardly we call it "I" and outwardly we call it "You".
          I am both "I" and "You" at the same time.
          Yet how different we treat "I" than "You".
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      Oct 7 2013: what makes you think there is only one solution?
      • Oct 7 2013: Just my experience. Do not take my word for it :-)
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          Oct 7 2013: LOL Scott I was kidding you some, I realize you realize there may be and usually are multiple solutions. Thanks for kidding me back :)

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