I was just talking to a friend of mine and had this pop into my head. That's pretty much how everything happens, either it's a movie or a conversation on here or with my friend. This is my idea on life. What I want to know is this: Could this be considered a philosophy of life? If so is it good, what do you think? Does it need to be edited? If so can you help me with that without straying away from the overall meaning, if it's a good "philosophical" idea on life?
Your "life process" is a circle. You start out surrounded in the middle of it, influenced by everything. As you age, mentally, you move towards the outside edge; where there is more freedom. You're not surrounded anymore, then you have the opportunity of the "other side," a higher consciousness of one's self and their enviroment. Some-times though people get consumed in the middle and never reach the other side.
Scott wrote:This seems like a metaphor, but if so I cannot figure out what is meant by the metaphor.
It's just saying some people conform from lack of ability to use their head, for some not all situations, and others develope their own way of life.
Vojos wrote:How does this metaphor differ from any Buddhist/enlightenment thought? It sounds a bit like an inadequately formulated way of reaching nirvana.
I don't know anything about Buddhism really just some things, I haven't studied it at all. I'm just now a couple months into things like this, but yeah it pretty much is enlightenment, except I don't believe in reincarnation so that would be excluded. It's also not really a hightened spiritual knowledge or insight. Just being able to think for yourself, know reality behinds the lies that are told. It's not a way to reach anything it's just saying some people do or don't. I can't, really no one can, teach anyone the process of that. You can push them in the general direction, maybe prod their thoughts to question and further along their journey.
It seems like when I was in school and now that I'm out and the people around me are all joining the masses in some way or another. Kids are adopting the "thug/gangster" persona, rap music is corrupting them and others of different ages. Then the older ones, kind of like my brother and my friend's family members, think if you don't go by society you aren't "grown" up. I'm also talking about being together with society, when older, you think what is only important is whatever the consensus is. Now like I said this isn't everyone, but a wide majority. At least with the people I have encountered. It seems like, to me, that you get labeled unreal, a dreamer, ungrown, and once you get called that anything else you do is considered part of that label. Like if you were to be called insane.