So….how can we live so that the world doesn’t scratch us? How can we live so we don’t mind when our wife scratches the new Honda? How can we live so that everything is Just This and we don’t make it the Eye of a Hurricane called “I’m Pissed!” This doesn’t mean I can’t get pissed, but when I do its because I need to go to the toilet. It natural, and it has a purpose in the greater context of life.
What “I’m pissed” means in our material world is that you scratched my stuff—the stuff can be material stuff or idea stuff, like my opinions or position—so when someone scratches our stuff, we rise to its defense and it feel good to get angry and stand up for our stuff. In fact, I think that is why we have stuff, so we can stand up for it and feel like we are somebody. If you don’t have any stuff in our world you are a nobody. Since only stuff has value—only stuff can be measured and weighed for its gold value—unless we have a lot of gold, we have no value (Does that remind you of anyone?)
We’re looking into how we can live in the world and be somebody but nobody at the same time. Can we have a new Honda and mind when it is scratched?