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Expressions of physical love are far more dangerous than expressions of physical hatred

Alan Watts, another prescient sage of the ages delivered this profound message decades ago, but unfortunately it resonates more accurately than ever. This thought-provoking five minute video gives a powerful insight into how our social systems may have unconsciously misdirected us. A conception that seems to explain the collective insanity of our relentless economic pursuits, that are depleting natural resources and human freedoms at an exponential rate. Perhaps this is why depression is increasing so rapidly, it will be the 2nd most disabling condition in the world by 2020, behind heart disease.

Watts believes the madness stems from our culture valuing hate more than love.  “Expressions of physical love are far more dangerous than expressions of physical hatred,” Watts says.  “And it seems to me that a culture that has that sort of assumption is basically crazy.”

What’s your thoughts?

  • pmichaeljones

    Great find Sam. Such a good video. Really makes you step back and reevaluate your current trajectory in life.

    • Thanks @pmichaeljones:disqus alot of the footage is from a film called Baraka. I highly highly recommend it!

  • Bo Treat

    my thoughts are that i confessed my feelings, not even in a ultimate way, but passively restrained and pretty in it’s potential. she called the cops on me…………………………………………………………….

    • Not sure how this relates @botreat:disqus, please elaborate

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  • John Greene

    “What is your thoughts???”

  • I’m not getting the theme here,

  • Joe

    Very interesting.
    I have heard there are cities like NY and London where people never look at your eyes. And if you happen to dare to look at someone else’s eyes, then they take it badly. I don’t know if that’s true. If true, thats sad.
    Why is there so much fear or hate about strangers?

    It should be the normal thing to do to strike a conversation while riding the bus or metro. But no.

    The fact is people getting back from work are really depleted and want nothing but to be at home and be entertained.

    Sad

    I think we humans are hopeless.