Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Makes you think ...

If the history of humanity were the clinical case history of a single human being, the diagnosis would HAVE to be: chronic paranoid delusions, a pathological propensity to commit murder and extreme acts of violence and cruelty against his perceived "enemies" - his own unconsciousness projected outward. Criminally insane, with a few brief lucid intervals.

Fear, greed, and the desire for power are the psychological motivating forces not only behind warfare and violence between nations, tribes, religions, and ideologies, but also the cause of incessant conflict in personal relationships. They bring about a distortion in your perception of other people and yourself. Through them, you misinterpret every situation, leading to misguided action designed to rid you of fear and satisfy your need for more, a bottomless hole that can never be filled.

- quoted from "A New Earth" by Eckart Tolle

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