A book – A blog – A speech.
They all have one thing in common – the presentation of ideas – and like all presentations of ideas they are useless if the miss one crucial thing – inspiration.
In our world there is so much knowledge – yet so little action.
Does that make knowledge useless.
We are a generation of talking heads.
Among us the successful will be those who inspire us to use knowledge.
The slam poet with his power to move people will dominate the literary poet who whines on Twitter – where the focus is too much on trying to understand all the ideas – and decide what is right.
Instead of trusting our instincts.
This habit turns us into information consumers – unfamiliar with our instincts.
We try to invent perfect ways to act – instead of simplifying and trusting the action patterns that are built into us.
Instead of watching how a free man acts – we debate about how a free man should act.
Then we call these actions freedom – we idealize them.
Take out their ugly parts and walk through streets calling for our ideals – like freedom and equality.
Telling ourselves that these are the building blocks for a more justified world, but then suddenly – like idiots – we are shocked when the Muslim’s start bombing us while whispering words of retribution.
Don’t we see?
Freedom and equality are incompatible.
One desires dominance – the other implies tolerance.
We can’t have both.
“War educates for freedom.
For what is freedom?
That one has the will to assume responsibility for oneself.
That one maintains the distance which separates us.
That one becomes more indifferent to difficulties, hardships, privation, even to life itself.
That one is prepared to sacrifice human beings for one’s cause, not excluding oneself.
Freedom means that the manly instincts which delight in war and victory dominate over other instincts, for example, over those of ‘happiness.’
The human being who has become free—and much more the spirit who has become free—spits on the contemptible type of well-being dreamed of by shopkeepers, Christians, cows, females, Englishmen, and other democrats.
The free man is a warrior.”
Every ounce of freedom we gain – puts someone else in chains.
Terrorism is the karma for our delusions.
True freedom is brutal.