Wednesday, 22 August 2018 12:01

Free spirit, consumerism and something else…

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How do you, your culture and perception define free spirit? Well a common dictionary definition would say “noun -an independent or uninhibited person; synonyms - individualist, individual, nonconformist, unorthodox person, unconventional person, original, eccentric, bohemian, maverick, rare bird, rarity…” . I would also add that a culture and/or a nation could be more or less free spirited than another, which may refer to compilation of factors, such as legal system, educational level, religion/system of beliefs, cultural and historical heritage etc… and their outcome interconnections… Referring the latter I mean that even the metal Kings Metallica (...free spirited and mature artists…), look and behave differently in for instance Mexican and US environment, which might have some degree of individual-state-of-mind bias of the moment, but if you watch many of their life performances, you would see that my initial assumption (...of free spirit cumulative difference…) rather exists for both artists and public… Then also sometimes the free spirit of the public lives underneath the system like in the case with the...late Soviet Union - see Enter Sandman from Moscow 91 - here I just use Metallica as something like Common Denominator for comparison across cultures of different types…

Then how free will and spirit go along with the late rather corporate commercialism, where often the individual is counted and optimized (...directly or indirectly)... predominantly as a consumer, not necessarily an individual and free spirited being…

Look as heartedly free-spirited individual I have already 7 (...look point 3...) diagnosis for craziness which is a way of modern witch-hunting…, YET I, the crazy one, would dare claim that in the late years we live in a worse and worse world, where the clashes sparked even between the big superpowers…

Well many of the monks with whom I spent some time say that we live the Biblical last times, yet again as heartedly free spirited person I would say - live them truthfully and well… Look, according to the particle physicists the amounts of matter and antimatter coexist in the Universe around us and they are “visually” quite alike - don’t let your free spirit create/serve antimatter…, the balance is crucial…

Kind regards, Rosti



 

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