RETHINKING THE BASICS
An unusual high traffic flow to one of my blog´s entries (Miss Universe 2007) in the last days made me think once again about the imperative necessity of rethinking some of our basic concepts.
I see no problem with people´s big interest in women´s beauty: I find it rather natural! The point is that the concept of beauty usually vindicated turns out to be at least, let´s say, deceptive. That is pretty much the case of many other common concepts such as happiness, love or sex, etc which normally tend to have both trivial and misleading acceptions.
The problem is not so much that by passively adopting those mainstream acceptions we literally miss the opportunity to experience these concepts real possibilities. The main issue is that these concepts as vindicated generally make us live a miserable life chock-full of doubts and problems easily avoidable otherwise.
The system does what it is expected to do according to its own inner logic. What it is not reasonable is to stop thinking for ourselves.
A friend of mine recently told me that by doing that we literally condemn ourselves to ostracism. I told her that human beings had never been lonelier than they are nowadays and that the worst possible solitude is shared solitude.