But everyone thinks religion, politics (pretty much another religion) and wealth are needed. Lol. Getting rid of all of these things means accepting personal accountability and responsibility and nobody wants to put in that kind of effort for themselves or the rest of humanity.
Lilith by John Collier. Lilith was said to be the wife that Adam had before Eve; she is a figure of terror, feared as a demon or vampire, and a night monster. She is also known as Lamia; Keats describes her as a serpent which assumed the shape of a beautiful woman 'palpitating snake ... of dazzling hue, vermillion spotted, golden, green and blue', and it is this image which seems to have captured Collier's imagination. The subject also attracted John William Waterhouse and the Symbolists.
"When you see yourself as separate, you compare yourself to others, you struggle with the superiority complex, the inferiority complex, the equality complex (I must try to be as good as her). But if you know that you ARE him, You ARE her, and she IS you, there is absolute peace." ~Thich Nhat Hanh ..*
If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
Wow. Spot on. I think that's why I have a struggle with humility as well.... I am so afraid I will ostracize myself... so I make suggestions from a hesitant space.... it still is a powerful thing nonetheless... but I am grateful to be more confident at this point.
History is always repeating itself somehow. While arguing over same-sex marriage, I told the person that it was just like discriminating against african americans. They said it wasn't the same. IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME THING!!!!