In life, I was telling a friend . The most important thing is to keep the balance. To find the middle ground between good and evil, power and redemption, wisdom and stupidity. We can put something on the right hand and something else on the left hand like in a balance scale, and in the center it would be life itself telling us where our lives are going, to the right or to the left or weather it remain in balance.
An example I was using in that conversation was our ability to be an educated person, A cultured person and someone fun to be around. What I meant was, to be someone that reads and has the ability to tell good readings apart form the rest. A person that listen to music and is able to tell apart all of those that sing out of tune. and has developed the ability to discerns arts. A person that is constantly good at what it does in its life, call it work or school. and the person that lets his (her) hair down like there is no tomorrow.
this person lives a balance life. It’s not a nerd o a geeky person living a life inside that circle, afraid of the world, surrounded of false prejudices. It’s not a person that believes that rap has no room in the arts or thinking that to be call it art it has to look like a Velazques. It is not a person that goes to work, finishes it’s day, goes back to his (her) house, fucks his husband or wife goes to sleep and continues like that until the weekend when he goes home and drinks a six pack, fuck’s his husband or wife, watches tv, goes to sleep, takes the kids to the park and starts another week just like that. this person is not a person that has made the casino his second house, that lives most of his live at the bar and the weekends happen between watching TV with his friends and starting another round of beer.
The religion could be another example. We have the religions that are so permissive that they don’t bring any spiritual comfort the their groupies. There are some religions that interpret their sacred books literally to the T, and they turn them into a heavy cast that deforms the person making them a horrible monster fanatics inciting them to abject submission or aggressive radicalism. There are the other ones, the ones that distortion their sacred books beyond recognition and turn their followers into a monster fanatics inciting them to abject submission or aggressive radicalism. There is another group. This group believes that practicing martial arts would make the posses the most secret knowledge of the universe, that fighting makes the deep philosophers. The other ones too, the ones that starving themselves claim have acquired the knowledge of life… all of them hold the promise that doing what they do and staying between the limits of their teaching you will find a ticket to a new life, a life with more splendor that any life anyone has ever talked to you about, but in doing so people has forgotten to live this life, the life in this planet, the one that we can count for sure and nobody cal say that is just fantasy.
The politics of this planet had pushed people to think that they are different than the rest of the planet. They are wrong too. We have liberals and conservatives. communist and socialist. Capitalist, emerging economies, third world countries and first world countries. Religious governments and military governments Monarchies and more. All of them thinking that their war to govern is the right way and just like religions casting a burden over the rest of the population that doesn’t think the way they do.
To all this, All I have to say is “keep the Balance” don’t let your good get in the way of my political government and your politics in the way of my culture. Let’s not pretend that we hold the secrets of this universe and that our philosophy is the foundation of this universe… lets’ just assume that we are humans like everybody else and live a rewarding life for ever after.