Living in fear - the #1 cause of our problems?Submitted by KongVault on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 15:48
We are afraid of EVERYTHING. Therefore Big Brother has to be everywhere, all the time, to calm our fears that we are vulnerable and helpless. There is no real debate about domestic spying and overreach. Most people just want to tinker with the details. Even conservatives secretly love the warm fuzzy blanket around them.
Many spiritual gurus of different sorts teach the idea that fear is the major impediment to whatever sort of spiritual path they advocate. Fear doesn't just keep you from doing things. It gums up the works, so that you aren't you, you're weak, you're a slave in every way imaginable, and you accept it.
And we are indeed helpless. Walk around any medium to large sized city in this country, and almost everyone you encounter can barely even walk. They certainly can't run or defend themselves, and they aren't carrying a weapon. No wonder they're scared out of their minds. I don't mean just the elderly who are waging a battle with time. I mean almost everyone, except some males around the age of 30 who are old enough to have grown up when kids were supposed to play outside and get hurt and were too young to be around when people grew up marveling at the TV propaganda anchors bringing them truth. Females got screwed, because it's unladylike to be powerful.
What would happen if we were not afraid?