And the naked eye of human selfhood
“we uphold curious morality codes, that lead us to mistake certainty and self-righteousness for truth.” This for me is the crux of the matter and links to your earlier comment on Utopia and capitalism - living as we do in (I’m going to say it) a patriarchal capitalist society there is no way out unless we adopt indigenous peoples attitudes of harmony in nature - we are nature too - and such paradigms as gift economies would serve us and the earth better... not really a tangent as I’m thinking of the ‘morality codes’ of indigenous cultures. Always a thought provoking read - thank you.
It makes sense that you incorporate poetry into your writings, as, to my mind, your work is poetic. Hanging, or free falling without concrete understandings of life is brutal at times, scary to me. Yet, it seems to merge closer to truth, we must free fall, relinquishing preconceived notions of what we were taught, or choose, or want to believe. I'm frequently stunned to unearth beliefs I still hold that have no weight, minus the weight of my desires.