Some of my friends in Egypt and elsewhere got curious about why I chose Goethe’s quote as a banner for my Blog “The Oracle”*. The philosopher reached a conclusion that there is no worse cage than the one inside which we believe to be totally free. What does that mean? Let me try to explain.
That cage could be your apartment in the city centre, your close circle of intimate friends, or your new pair of Nike walking shoe.. Since we are equal, then we are alike.. Similar.. Think about a lion, a rat or a cow; you draw one and you have designed all.. We, mankind, are the same.
Remember the Stickman? The man we used to draw using five traits, sticks, and a circle? Is that what we are? A stooge with two legs, a head and a pair of arms?
It existed, or hopefully shall exist, a moment in which you’ll feel alone.. An occasion when your best friend, or dear one, would say or do something at which you’ll find yourself in complete disaccord; and when you’ll check for a confirmation in the views of other people, you’ll discover to be the only one seeing it that way. Well, when this moment arrives, try to make the right choice.. You were not born to be a mirror.
Genetically we are unique.. Nevertheless we eat the same things, take the same medicines, make the same sports, wear the same cloths, venerate the same labels and who wants to be or feel different, ends up wandering and decked out like Christmas in August, we think the same things, listen to the same music, watch the same programmes, design in the same manner, buy the same mattresses, the same furniture …
Tens of thousands of years ago, we adapted ourselves to the laws of nature in order to survive.. Today we are adapted to the useless just to coexist.
What have we become then? A Stickman!
Pass On The Word.* http://haalitheoracle.blogspot.it/