(07-31-2015, 04:46 PM)sPEktrall Wrote: Hey, so I have questions...
Do you believe humans are complicit to their condition if they embrace the very culture that destroys them inwardly? If so, is society apart from toxic culture just as toxic, or say... the source of the toxicity?
You see, I used to love doing the very things that destroyed me inwardly, so I am persuaded to believe that I was an accomplice to the toxic culture, because I didnt oppose it. Rather, I embraced it... I gave the toxic culture its power...
I had to spend a while trying to figure out what you were asking here, ha. Not sure if I still do but I will try respond as appropriate. Apologies if I don't address what you wanted.
Humans will always be responsible for their 'condition' at some level or another. Yes, there is the idea of being conditioned into specific limiting ideas, which then gives rise to some of the behaviour we see, but the ultimate 'choice' always lies with the individual. On a societal level beliefs are propagated by a culmination of people who are orientated towards that specific frame of limiting reference, thereby reinforcing that very condition. It is a cycle, and so on one level Humans choose to do certain things, but the behaviour is reinforced by other similar individuals in coordination.
We talk about how 'society' is 'bad', when we never stop to realise that society is comprised of the very individuals who detest it. The saying 'be the change you wish to see in the world' is quite literally true, for it takes each individual to affect the collective. And so yes you are correct when you say you give the 'toxic culture' it's power, for the only power it has is derived from each individual in choosing to perpetuate those ideas. This is one of the gripes I have with the general CT community (not pointing fingers here); we bash certain ideas and people, yet won't do a damn thing about it ourselves, and infact perpetuate the attitude of division by doing so. You cannot fight fire with fire.
"I used to love doing the very things that destroyed me inwardly"
- Would you say deep down you really 'loved' it though? I can say I love doing many things, but I know deep down it acts as an anaesthetic to avoid me having to look at an aspect of my self I do not wish to face. Something which is truly 'good' will always come naturally to you. There may be some initial resistance, yes, but ultimately once you hit that 'thing' that deep down resonates with who you are at your core it will never destroy you, but quite the opposite.