Why Are We Fooled

A friend suggested to me that the corporate world works as it is designed to. I agree one hundred percent that the people making the rules and their supporters are benefiting above all others. Ive known this for a while. The time that I have spent in Myanmar, living in Nepal and East Germany I have had an opportunity to experience monarchal, socialist and dictatorial regimes. I have not seen evidence that those in power in these places don’t get it any better in terms of their treatment of citizens and the compulsion for greed and favouritism. It seems to me that it is our acceptance of the very limited capability of egoism in our leaders and tolerance of it in ourselves that is a problem.

In regards to the digital world, health and medical developments, nuclear , robotics and other technology, many of our political, technological, and other creative developments are wonders of human imagination and not the problem. Its ultimately how they are implemented and used, the decisions that are made and the people making decisions that are utilizing these ideas and developments that needs to be considered. If we are going to empower ego maniacs with our political and other social and developmental responsibilities we will continue to struggle as we are. Why do we continue to elect, delegate and tolerate such people? Ultimately the majority of people are easily convinced that these people that we delegate have relevant attributes.

Could it be that individually there is something that we are not understanding about our own state of being and awareness and that this is reflected in our choices in leadership. It seems to me that it is more a concern with living than with written words and convincing oratory that we must consider and to reflect deeply on and about and how we might be contributing to a wayward direction out of our own fear, hate and sense of separation.

Author: Gord Clements

I find some satisfaction in the act of attempting to express my experience of life through painting, writing, language and other art forms. I have been painting for over thirty five years and combine my love of art with a meditative and contemplative way of life. I have an intuitive sense that true creativity is something that arises from beyond and through the self that can be explored and shared through some form of expression although I always hope to open to the influence of that which is beyond my limited sense of self.

4 thoughts on “Why Are We Fooled”

  1. It occurs to me that my generation is experiencing peace like few before have. Throughout history so many people have died a violent death, odds are, if things remain as they are, baby boomers will die in their own beds. Why rock the boat.


    1. Possibly. It seems to me that change happens and in a lot of these extreme nationalist movements in the world are influenced by elderly populations apprehensive and resistant to change, the USA, Trump supporters being part of that and the Pagita movement in Germany and Brexit group. Maybe they are on to something I don’t know. I find it difficult to relate to their thinking.


  2. I think that, when we feel insecure, there is a tendency to want to trust to forceful people. It’s very similar to faith in God – a desire to hand it all over to someone who has promised to look after us. I think a lot of Trump supporters see him as a father figure. It is much harder to accept the genuine uncertainty of life – to accept that moral issues are often shades of grey, not black and white – and to take personal responsibility by seeking our own understanding of the complex issues which face us.

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    1. This becomes quite a habitual response. It takes awareness and a gentle will to take us within or towards a more direct experience of the emotions we are encountering. It can come to be a way that we relate to the world in a different more authentic ay


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