Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The idea that we have the power to direct our own lives without relying on authority, mass opinion, or the expertise of others to tell us what we should do. It is the practice of knowing ourselves, consciously creating our own reality, and being responsible for what we think, do and feel, especially for our own happiness. It does not mean independence, separation, that we do not attempt to understand others, or have empathy with them. It does not mean we use others for our own satisfaction. It means that we do not look to authorities to tell us what to do, what to think, what to feel; it means that we look inward for these things, because only we are responsible for those. It's time for the human species to grow up and leave the house.