October - Reflection: Foolishness, yet Wisdom
“Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Ah i see an old human with a glass of whiskey and a cigar staring into the sea , finally happy that no soul under this sun has to understand what they are talking about. Finally happy that they themselves see the futility of existing , the wasted hours of trying to explain, the fights , the constant battle against depression and grief. They consider walking into the water and never returning, breathing in water instead of air as they fade into the unknown …finally … peace. If only it was that simple, right?
But it isn't. When i decided to live like a Jedi , the realization that it was not about me or my wisdom came as i made mistake after mistake. On the path you can become cynical and rigorously explore your different sides in an attempt of self understanding , or like some , become cynical and withdrawn after a few years. Wanting to retreat to some Island in the ocean , never talk to anyone else again.
What i am trying to say is that well. Don't take yourself so seriously. Believe me , it just leads to misunderstanding and sadness. And sadness kills all the little joy that is left in this decaying society. Sometimes i wonder if the Human kind has a future and then i remind myself that we as Jedi have a task to make sure we do.
Do you even know how much suffering is going on? Do you take the slightest of action to make someone smile? Do you have any idea how easy it is to just make 1 persons day a bit better?
These are questions i ask myself a lot. I have a knack for becoming sour and defensive and i counter that with an unhealthy sense of humor and sarcasm. But on the other hand that is what we do right? Constantly balancing Foolishness with Wisdom or vica versa. There are very few people that call themselves wise , but there are a lot that call themselves foolish , why is that ? A false sense of humility ? Or just shy? I am not making a lot of sense am i ? Well maybe that is because when i try to make sense i often feel like a fool. People have been messing up and people have been trying to warn others not to mess up. Let me be the wise one and let you figure out for yourself if you want to walk into the sea and leave this Godforsaken mess behind , or get out of your head and try to make this a better World , for all of us , by beginning near home , with your neighbors , the stray cat , the dog in the shelter, picking up the trash in the bushes.
It's your choice Jedi , what's it gonna be?