Covidian Philosophy Hour -Krishnamurti, Jung, Rush, and a cast of bearded guys.

Krishnamurti surely hit the nail on the head with this idea. It’s so simple. You can’t fit into a pathology without being part of the pathology.

I was moving towards this on my last entry about my relationship with alcohol. It wasn’t just alcohol and drug use that made me sick. It’s that the alcohol and drug use were part of a construct self-designed to be a model citizen of the larger construct, which of course was nowhere close to healthy and sane. The alcohol and drug use were only one facet of the construct that served the additional purpose of shaving off the sharp ends of trying to fit a space that was not made for me. There were many more affectations and faces and role-plays that went into the model. My model wasn’t healthy because I emulating an unhealthy model. It’s not as simple as it sounds but that’s the story in a nutshell.

Then there’s this video. I don’t always agree with the fellow who makes these Academy of Ideas videos but this is one that lends voice to what I’ve been driving at. It’s got a more universal truth to it but it also goes a long way towards explaining how the current stresses of a global pandemic have left people so unsettled, out of sorts and often violent. COVID-19 turned a lot of our preconceived notions of who we are entirely upside down. It exposed a lot of what was wrong. Just watch the video. Let me know what you think. The guy is making sense here.

Do we live in a sick society. Yes, I believe we do. That’s why a lot of things came unglued so quickly.

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