“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances; ~”Shakespeare.

Perhaps we are not aware that from early infancy we are socially conditioned to play a social role with its own script and self image…we are taught that it is highly desirable to be applauded for our performance and pressured to practice our roles through frequent rehearsal and study…we are also threatened if we fail it will result in criticism and humiliation…a separate ego develops within us which tends to control our behavior and quick to critically judge our self of any inadequacies.

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”~ Shakespeare..”Macbeth”

What is tragic about developing a socially conditioned separate self is that we become alienated from our natural roots and its relationship to the profound intelligence of Nature…instead we identify with a socially invented and artificial value and belief system…and in doing so we lose our ability to adapt to an environment that can sustain us harmoniously on Earth.

“When we are born we cry that we have come.. to this great stage of fools.” ~King Lear


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