The Value of Knowledge

“Liberty is the mother, not the daughter, of order.” (P-J Proudhon).  Likewise, wisdom is the father, not the son, of knowledge.  Order and knowledge are bedfellows – in the hands of the immature, the selfish, the power-addicted, they have no value other than to scare.

There are a lot of smart children running around the world.  They know how to use a smartphone, but not how to be a friend.  Since the natural state of humans is living in groups (communities), these friend-challenged “smarties” lack real-world value.  Their knowledge lacks purpose, something bigger than them and their small wants and needs.

My desire is to live a life of passion. To do that takes a lot of courage, honesty and maturity. I’m not yet where I want to be, but I have made a lot of progress from where I have been. Passion is connected to liberty and wisdom. Order and knowledge lay dormant below, nothing more than tools to be called on and used if needed.

Humans live and find their meaning in groups, communities. By design they live eyeball to eyeball, face to face, everyone known, everyone needed, no lonely cities full of anonymous loners.

The more honest and open I am, the more passion I exude and the more passion I attract. On the other hand, my pride and ego want to keep secrets. They don’t want me to let you know me, my feelings and what interests and attracts and excites me, because then you’ll know I’m not perfect (you already knew that, but my brain is so small and petty that it thinks it has everyone fooled, when the only fool is the brain thinking it).

Wisdom unites. Order and knowledge divide. Humanity is on a dangerous path, a path of addiction to materialism, things, money, knowledge, self. The only cure for this addiction is to return to living naturally, in groups, the way we evolved and were designed, the way we have lived for close to 3 million years. We began to move away from that natural state some 20-40,000 years ago. If we choose to unite, to come together, to grow up, we will find that all of us humans are 99% the same. Certainly we live in different locations and cultures, but at our core we all want the same things – to live in peace, to enjoy our lives, to prosper from our hard work and retain what we’ve earned to spend as we choose.

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