When a young man looks at 60+ he sees not experience, self, knowledge, wisdom and opportunity, he sees old, and old is obsolete, stupid and useless.
When an old man looks at a young man he sees not fresh ideas, education, skills and opportunities, he sees the young, and youth is inexperienced, stupid and useless.
What is interesting about this is that they are both right, because they are both looking at themselves. We never see beyond ourselves, and are therefore always looking at ourselves.
The fact of the matter is that we have it all, young, old and everything in between, at the same moment, right now, because we are life itself, the live energy, collection of stupidity and nonsense, knowledge and wisdom, which is everywhere and everything. We are everything. We have always been it and will always be until the end of the world.
This is the topic in chapter 1 in the book “In the beginning was the word”
We admire the wisdom and look up to those who we think are wise but ignore those who we think are stupid.
Probably because we do not all know that what we see is always ourselves and never others.
So when we see something wise, it is us, and when we see stupid, it is us. We are always watching and judging ourselves.
We need only to look at all the phrases that we have created about the wisdom and foolishness, “honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom, wisdom is acquired through suffering, no one is always wise, stupidity and arrogance grow on the same tree, and compliments delight the stupid and etc.”
We know very well that these phrases are just words that are meant to show our excellence or demean others.
So when we say or hear phrases like ’you learn with age’ or ‘old man wise man’ then we must know that they are only empty words, clichés that have no value.
This is the topic in chapter 18 in the book “What am I?”
We have created ourselves ideas of all possible things, food, religion, beliefs, teaching, etc. and we are not willing to abandon these ideas, no matter what. Not even though researches show us how little value they have. Not even though we ourselves know how stupid they are. We just say “oh well” and keep on holding tight to our ideas. We are stuck in our habits.
We are always so convinced of our own excellence that we do not allow us to accept something new.
We have met all kinds of opinions and ideas on our walk through life, both wrong and right. And we will keep on meeting more ideas, of all sorts.
The older we become, the more ideas we have gathered ourselves. The more ideas we have, the more difficult it is to get rid of them. And before we know it we are trapped in a vicious circle that is hard to get out of. Continue reading