Do less. And less. And less. Until you do everything…

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A recent article portrayed a woman who managed to become a CEO before she was thirty. (source) This is not the only case where “Doing more and more” is praised as the main way people should pursue their existence in this life.

Modern civilization and today’s society praises the ones who push their limits, do more and more, reach out to challenge themselves,

Everything seem to be well thought out. And yet, behind the seemingly obvious and well earned success and happiness for doing more, something deeply hideous lies. Hannah Arendt had put it extremely elonquently at the end of the Human Condition. As Cicero says, “When you do nothing, you will suddenly realize that you are doing the most”! Modern man has embarked on a Sisyphian endless process that only leads to dead ends. At the end of this life, lies death. In the heart of our existence, meaningless noise. We need silence to listen to the cosmos. We need peace to make the cosmos listen to us. It would take a lot to describe why striving constantly for more is wrong and I will not do that.

Anyone who knows what I’m talking about will recognize it (tautology).

Anyone who doesn’t, would definitely not learn it here…

Too good to be true…

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The old adage that says ‘If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is’ has finally been put to the test – mathematically. A team of researchers has found that overwhelming evidence without a dissenting opinion can in fact weaken the credibility of a case, or point to a failure of the system. [1]

Do not seek certainty when you seek certainty…

Learning rules. Having false memories…

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Our tendency to create false memories could be related to our ability to learn rules according to new research. New research suggests that individuals who are particularly good at learning rules and classifying objects by common properties are also particularly prone to false memory illusions. (1)

Forget whatever you have learned. It is the only way to learn…

Microbes, arrogance, wrong perceptions.

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Methane-producing microbes may be responsible for the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history. Fossil remains show that sometime around 252 million years ago, about 90 percent of all species on Earth were suddenly wiped out — by far the largest of this planet’s five known mass extinctions. It turns out that Methanosarcina had acquired a particularly fast means of making methane, and the team’s detailed mapping of the organism’s history now shows that this transfer happened at about the time of the end-Permian extinction. (1)

The greatest disaster in life, caused by the – supposedly – weakest organism of all.

Our definitions need re-defining.
Our egoism does not let us see beyond our nose..

We are not all that powerful.
We are not all that clever.
We are just microbes believing we are titans.

But only the humble are truly powerful.
Look at the world from the perspective of a microbe.
Only though knowing our limits, will we become limitless.

Acknowledge you are nothing and you will be part of everything…