domingo, setembro 13, 2009

let it be

Are we learnig how to deal with the "let it be" factor?

Life works in its misterious ways, and by the time remasterized versions of "The Beatles" repertoire are coming out into the market (in a time where values, icons and personal beliefs are gradually changing) as a mainstream product to reach newer generations, the perception we have about human behaviour starts to change, and it transforms from a personal point of view to a larger and wide perspective towards what goes and comes around.
Those undeniable happenings where we - mere humans - don't have power over them, and I'm not writing only about natural phenomenons but also about the lack of understandment we have of each other.
We assume that we are perfect, we've been assuming that for many years now, always portraying the superior race, here described by the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer:

The highest civilisation and culture, apart from the ancient Indians and Egyptians, are found exclusively among the white races; and even with many dark peoples, the ruling caste or race is fairer in colour than the rest and has, therefore, evidently immigrated, for example, the Brahmans, the Incas, and the rulers of the South Sea Islands. All this is due to the fact that necessity is the mother of invention because those tribes that emigrated early to the north and there gradually became white, had to develop all their intellectual powers and invent and perfect all the arts in their struggle with need, want and misery, which in their many forms were brought about by the climate. This they had to do in order to make up for the parsimony of nature and out of it all came their high civilisation.
Parerga and Paralipomena, Volume II, Section 92
Society is re-estructuring itself, building new patterns of behaviour and bringig up unlabeled labels for formats that we had not yet been able to understand. Among all this is a consciencilization of not holding power over nothing, what in fact goes against a model of education wich had the enpowerment factor over the outer human.
These patterns follow some compelling factors such as Genetics, Attitude, Social Norms and Perceived Behavioral Control, and this congregation makes it difficult to break free from older and very well rooted norms (all of them appear to be written somewhere deep down in our systems).

Dealing with this "let it be" situation is kind of new and therefor rejectable by principle; it is not about giving up, it's about dealing with a much difficult perception that comes from aknowledging the inabilities we carry and that we so often try to ignore and to run away from. Letting them be is the same that saying to conseal them with the virtues and skills aquired during the period we live, otherwise we pass the whole time deviating from what it is also natural.
The hide-and-seek game we very much like to play during childhood becomes part of who we are, as many of the childish games we play when innocence suffers a constant erosion turning into invisible dust. Many times those games are used in the performing arts in order to achieve a visual perception of society itself with the particularities that are part of each one of us.

As it was said this "let it be" situation it's not about giving up, or forging effortless individuals willing to accept other's dictatorial individualities. It is more important to retain the need we have to accept the inherent incompetence towards absolute power over the things we can't control, independently of their nature.

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