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Monday, 28 July 2014

Individuality in a World that Prefers Uniformity


Though people belong to the same species, they are vastly different from each other. Early civilizations set firm rules for their communities in order to gain control and be productive. This carried on through the ages, though some managed to breakthrough conceived boundaries and make mild ripples on traditional conventions. Expressions of individuality certainly have some release in today’s society. In most countries you can speak your beliefs, dye your hair bright colours, or start a political organisation, without losing your job or getting arrested. In countries still centred on communal control, it takes steady and determined personalities to blur the boundaries.
 
We are born with pages yet unwritten, but in the teaching process we are constantly shown the rules. These rules are set out for us so we can be moulded into competent adults that contribute to society. Some guidelines are needed for a community to be an effective, safe and happy place to be. While we need a point of agreement on many issues, don’t let that stop you from being exactly who you are. Don’t agree with others just to keep the equilibrium, show you’re intelligent, caring and creative presence. This is what makes you exceptional!
We do enough of the things that are expected of us because we are good people and because this has long been considered the right thing to do to please others and fit in. You have this life and after you make some effort to know yourself there are quite a lot of unexpected things you can do. Forget the housework and all the other regular things that you are locked into and let your individuality shine in matchless wonder! Don’t trap yourself in a sphere of convention – show your true potential. Dismantle the wall that confines you! Anyone friend who stands in judgement is a friend you will probably outgrow.  Share your individuality. Empower yourself with all that is you!

The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Humanities Innate Drive to Collect

 
As a species humanity treads forth with a desire to collect. The purpose of this collecting is to gain or own something. Maybe an individual is an avid collector of fossils, records or antiques, but it goes much further than that! What if a good percentage of your life is governed by a need to gather things? Some part of our make-up is quite scientific, it needs to accumulate, research and store away. Part of this collecting consists of physical objects and the other component belongs to emotion and intellect.
Our physical needs lead us to pursue the basics of food, water, shelter and clothing. Well before this, even as children we are on the lookout for special things worth gathering, making or trading. Once we have a house, hut or safe place to commune we seek opportunities, or occasionally they come to us. From here work skills are collected and improved, along with funds that let us gather even more.

The most important things anyone has in their emotional possession are cherished memories. These visions of experience can be recalled or triggered by something familiar like a word someone says, music on the radio or the senses evoking special recollections. We naturally gather knowledge and though that seems rather more scientific it can hold a great deal of emotional content because we are immersed in the chosen subject. Our possession of different types of knowledge and skills makes us who we are today.
It seems harsh to say that we are collectors of the friends around us, but in a way we are. We are attracted to friends who have similar interests and if the feeling is mutual we are happy to claim them as our own. Joint experiences through accidents, holidays, or unique synchronicities can bring perfect strangers together where they are also claimed. Family doesn’t need to be collected; they are generally there with love and support. Where life has been unkind it’s not unusual to find a family unit built of friends, many of whom find themselves in similar circumstances. Offering and collecting love is certainly well etched in memory.

Most of this gathering happens quite naturally, it’s not something we really have to think about. This need to collect is part survival mechanism and part soul based objective. It’s like a whisper on the wind leading you in the right direction to find something unique. Collect what you need and a few things you want and you’ll arrive at a healthy balance.

 The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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