It is characteristic of humans to believe in a socially conditioned and fabricated separate self or ego to be our true identity and meaning in life…we also tend to overlook the awesome natural intelligence within us which are at the roots of our being… and ignore the need to harmonize this awareness with our everyday life…unfortunately instead, we usually follow the assumptions of the ego which often creates a “tale told by an idiot”.

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
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.
Macbeth,William Shakespeare

Our culture deeply committed to progress and advancement seems to ignore the fact that Nature is continuously cyclical moving without a future goal or destination…pride in our technological revolution is looked upon separately from the problems it causes including nuclear weapons and global warming…but our faith in logical problem solving leads us to believe we can overcome any obstacle.

“We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.” ~Carl Bernstein

There are some individuals who transcend social conformity by following deeper instinctual feelings which offer new insight into the potentials generally hidden within all of us…but to break out of our social values and expectations calls for a courage not commonly found in most people.

“Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.” ~Charlie Chaplin

Related Pages:
All the World’s a Stage
Eccentric Creativity
Follow Your Bliss

4 Responses

  1. at times I am an idiot and I know it.
    there was a time when I did not know this.

  2. “The fool who knows he’s a fool cannot be a big fool”~Zen saying

    “All humans are equally foolish in the eyes of God”~Albert Einstein

  3. “And so I know of the ways of the world in ways of which you do not. condemn me not for knowing; for I am a invitation for you to grow.”

    The Idiot looks through the truth and sees the reflection of their perceptions, while the genius struggles to see through their perception so that they may get a fleeting glimpse of the truth.

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