It could be argued that we have sort of been drugged into taking a view which benefits others than ourselves and we no longer have autonomy over our own minds. This is not the case however. The mind is beyond our understanding and we often take it for granted.
There is a lot of trouble possible when people get caught in a helping mentality. When we deem that others need our help and we somehow grow in worth as we help more people, it is more likely that the help we think we are giving is actually doing harm.
It is apparent that being human and looking into the distant universe has likely been a defining characteristic of what it means to be human on planet earth, even into the distant past I would presume. I was only disappointed I hadn’t seen it more often in life, as it seems an important reminder.
“Poker at its core is a game. In a way, the skilled poker player extends their hand to the entire game. When another player discards, this is just as valuable information as their own draw. There is less of a line between their own actions and the actions of the other players, they are of equal importance.”
We have drawn a line in the sand my friends, of which we ourselves are but grains. If we can start to take note of the lines we have drawn between us and it, and see how transparent they are, we can begin to see through our insignificance and it’s deadness which are a result of such lines. We can become aware that we are more enmeshed with the environment than we are enclosed in it.