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GOOD, BAD GUYS
Good and evil generally exist within perspective. Much more important than good and evil is the perspective on people.
LEAVING THE CAGE
Lab monkeys, experimented on for years, when given the chance to leave will sometimes go back to their cages. It's comfortable and secure and safe. How do you leave without looking back and still honor who you are?
There was an exhibit in France with white walls and a white floor. The song 4'3" is a man sitting at a piano and doing nothing for that length of time. That's not art. That's not meaningful. That's not anything. Or is it everything?
IT'S ALL STORY
Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey: The Call, The Wilderness, The Gift, and The Return. It's in everything: advertising, spirituality. It's freeing and helpful to know where you are, and where they are.
People like to spell it out in detail. Always beware of the person claiming the only food we should eat is fried chicken from a particular restaurant. Always run to the people claiming the bigger, deeper principles. What are they for life? Drive. Awe. Space. Unity.
The things that weigh us down, bind us, clog us, and generally keep us from moving. The big ones: shame, fear, hate and the relentless pursuit of keeping up. How do we shed them?