‘It’s just a ride‘ Bill Hicks said in one of his stage performances.
With which i concur,
Together with what Bill Hicks refers to, there’s work to do in any effort to stay sane.
This work can only be done by means currently largely [-allowed to be- made] unknown. These means reside in the interior domain, as put forth in the previous blog entry.
As i experience it, meditation, or even better an integral life practice , is the way to do the work.
With the intellectuals mentioned, this next step beyond the brain is not incorporated.
This reminds me of a presentation i made some 15yrs ago, based on Gouldner’s Intellectual’s and the rise of the new class‘ [6, when i attended University of Humanistics’ DBA programme]
At the end of the 1st part of the Zeitgeist trilogy, there’s a clip from a speech by Krishnamurti, which illustrates this issue
Finally, Ken Wilber [as often] saves the day, by merging Bill Hicks’ perspective with that of the engaged intellectuals
For those interested in the question from the first blog [why is there something, rather than nothing’], Ken Wilber also offers hope: it’s no fun having dinner alone