Today 2-10-2017 I was in a biostore. There I got upset. Having come home I went to community center next door to talk. I started to talk and the listener said I was talking about something that could be said at a casual, chit-chat moment like when where eating together, but he said that he had the impression that was not what I wanted to talk about. I was stunned. It was true that the talk was from a need. Was his understanding correct ?
He was right about it being a need. But was what i was saying not really what I need to talk about? Although I had originally thought it was.
It made me silent and thoughtful. He proposed we could talk about it tomorrow while we eat together. I responded that was probably not going to happen because 1 if had worked through what I had needed to talk about then I no longer would have a talk about it; It at least would not be “needed” talk. 2 Tomorrow would be different time thus different topics.
He probably was right. It has occurred many times here that what I ended up writing was not what started out wanting to write about. It seems I got on a track to talk that didn’t contain the essence of what I wanted to talk about.
Which brings me back to my previous post “distinction and dimensions” that ended not completely with what I wanted to write about.
The writing there about different kind of thought and where they seem to be located came up as I was writing. That post was not intended for that.
Back to this post.
When I was at home think it through.
What came up was that we
- take things for granted, we accept the status quo.
- we lead a chit-chat life. Like nothings wrong
- we talk about problems, crises-es but carry on living as usual.
No rolling up sleeves, standing up and following better judgment.
We are not awake. We are to busy watching soap-operas.
We need a entertaining, rallying frame work to dig deep in our wallets and sponsor a good cause.
We lead a casual life. We accept terrorism. We accept unemployment.
We accept political leaders that have been warned about radicalization and that ignore it. We cannot say “wirr habben das nigt gewußt”. Political misconduct has less rallying power than our favored football team.
The flower power people of the seventies had more backbone than we do.
Why do we accept so much thrash ?
We reap what we sow.
It is not Trump we should be afraid of.
The casual way of our life is more dangerous.
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (public library) by Hannah Arendt.
this insight, and post is not enough. It lacks depth and width