Earon Davis

A Quote by Earon on belief, disbelief, critical thinking, novels, films, politics, economics, technology, religion, suspending disbelief, and uncritical acceptance

"The price of temporarily suspending our disbelief while reading novels and viewing films is small.  The price of suspending our disbelief (turning off our critical thinking) in matters of politics, economics, technology and religion is immense.

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A Quote by Earon on junk, stuff, consumerism, addiction, and cheap plastic crap

Consumerism turns us all into junk-ies.

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A Quote by Earon on academia, university, college, education, corruption, academic life, business, religion, industry, and government

Academia was created by business, religion and government as an enclosure for intelligent, altruistic people to keep them occupied and feeling important, and distracted from exposing corruption and working for change.  Fortunately, this strategy hasn't always succeeded.

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A Quote by Earon on love, hope, species, life, wisdom, intelligence, gift, compassion, human, and humanity

Love is the highest form of intelligence, and we share this unsurpassed gift with many other species.

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A Quote by Earon on future, idaology, religion, species, human, primates, global, sustainability, intelligence, specialization, integration, education, hope, faith, and truth

Human cultures progress through a dance of specialization and integration.  The problem is that the human trait of abstract thinking has allowed our ability to specialize to outpace our ability to integrate knowledge.  Thus, we know more and more details about nothing particularly relevant.  Life becomes a game of trivia played between people who don't have an intrinsic understanding of who, or what, they are and who have little idea how larger social, scientific and cultural systems operate. 

All the "freedom" in the world can not solve this problem, but rather leads to greater confusion.  Lack of freedom throws us into panick and again causes confusion.  We often seek grounding in religion or political movements, but the price of suspending our disbelief is our relinquishment of authority to others no more qualified than the rest of us.  We can not afford, in our globalized, interdependent world, to turn over our otherwise intelligent minds to ideologies and theologies.  We can not afford the divisiveness and arrogance inherent when one believes that theirs is the only way, the "right" way, and that other paths are "evil" or inferior even if they work very well.

If we declare our race to be HUMAN, our religion to be KINDNESS and our nature to be A WONDERFUL SPECIES OF PRIMATES, we will gradually learn to exercise rational control over our minds, our culture and our planet.

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A Quote by Earon on future, wisdom, quote, past, present, philosophy, aphorism, elder, aging, and maturity

As we get older, the future gets shorter and the past gets longer, but the present deepens.

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A Quote by Earon on religion, spirituality, spiritual, faith, rational, rationality, peril, unconscious, mental, emotional, and intellect

Spirituality resides in the unconscious mind, or heart.  Rationality resides in the conscious mind, or intellect.  Religion is an attempt to join the two powerful forces and is therefore fraught with peril.

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A Quote by Earon on god, religion, faith, privacy, and modesty

God is an imaginary friend we really don't need to tell others about.

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A Quote by Earon on two kinds of people, paradox, wisdom, truth, and false dichotomies

There are two kinds of people:  those who believe there are just two kinds of people . . . and . . . those . . .  who . . . don't. 

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A Quote by Earon on spirituality, divinity, wisdom, god, primates, knowledge, self-knowledge, duality, life, compassion, and unity

At the root of human wisdom is an understanding that we are, at once, both gods and primates.

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