A Reflection on Acceptance, Rejection, and the Wisdom of Human Decisions


Degrees of Truth

It is a widespread mistake to think, view, and react to people as if they are either all bad or all good, angel or demons. This is not how the world is built. Everywhere in nature and in human nature we find many degrees of characteristics, countless shades of gray, numerous degrees of light and shadow. People are mixtures of true and half-true, of half-true and 22% true, blends of partly good and partly not.

And so I announce a revelation, a scientific truth: the reality of RELATIVITY. Various degrees of good are in the mind, in the emotions, and in the of illumination of the soul. Everywhere are degrees of love and degrees of righteous, degrees of truth, characters of many qualities and shades.

The bane of right thinking is the foolish binary rooted in the lower emotions; it drowns the mind. The lower emotions can not see the good in the people it has named bad, nor can it see the bad in the people it has named good. What is this folly of radical and uncompromising idealism that leads us to react as if people are black and white, as if they are always angel or demons, friends or enemies. I suggests that outright angels and demons are exceedingly rare, and rare is the entity deserving such a radical name. But the prejudice for angels or demons is exceedingly common. The lower human emotion sees the world in black and white, and sees armies of angels and demons. We make our heroes the angels and we people the world with demons who oppose them. But this opposition is within ourselves, within our limitations and our unthinking emotional reactive natures.

I offer a cure and a step toward sanity. Instead of emotional reactiveness and knee jerk reactions, there is another way. It is right thought and the clarification of perception that follows it. It comes with the help of the new scientific revelation: RELATIVITY. The lower emotions are unable to comprehend and apply relativity. The mind however understands relativity, lives by it, and thinks in degrees and not in simplistic binary of good and bad, of blacks and whites. Let our lower emotions be still. In this stillness the mind can function. Then we being to see the amazing continuum that is life and people; then we begin to think.


2 thoughts on “A Reflection on Acceptance, Rejection, and the Wisdom of Human Decisions”

    1. Hi Vinicius, thanks for your thoughts!

      “I think people over time have changed their views on values in relation to decisions made. I don’t think a lot of people consider their decisions fully.”

      Does this mean you think people have less of a connection between their values and their decisions than in former times?

      “Some are just at the moment and not what the decision does in the end.”

      What kind of a “moment” is it that they are in? Is it that they choose to not look ahead to the consequences of a decision, suppressing it perhaps? Or is it that they are simply not able to see the consequence and are blind to them?

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