wilde not-us law
most people are other people. their thoughts are other people’s opinions. their lives a mimicry. their passions a quote. – Oscar Wilde
and then.. assumptions/supposed to’s based on what we’ve boxed ourselves into..
voluntary compliance ness
science of people ness
Seeming is but a garment I wear
For the first time the sun kissed my own naked face and my soul was inflamed with love for the sun, and I wanted my masks no more.
I have found both freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.
what we call personality is often a jumble of genuine traits and adopted coping styles that do not reflect our true self at all but the loss of it..
wilde: by consuming a man w what he possesses, it has led individualism entirely astray.. it has made gain not growth its aim.. so man thought the important thing was to have and did not know that the important thing is to be.. the true perfection of man lies not in what man has but in what man is’
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As long as you remain within that field of the culture, of society, of greed, of envy, of achievement, you are not a free human being. You may think you have free will, but you are just part of this monstrous society, a conditioned human being. – Krishnamurti
One of the great illnesses of developed world citizens is that they think they’re all very individual and free when by the standards of most humans who ever lived they are highly conditioned from birth, and spend their entire lives doing what someone else tells them to.
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hermann hesse via maria
you must unlearn the habit of being someone else or nothing at all, of imitating the voices of others and mistaking the faces of others for your own.
It is easier and more comforting to devote oneself to the “tasks” of the day, the tasks meted out by the collectivity.
art is the most intense mode of individualism the world has ever known’ – oscar wilde
let’s do this first: free art-ists.