Kowtowing to the World
Daily Meditation #256–11/5/2022
You must stand for and verbally articulate that which you believe in unequivocally.
Don’t bend your mind and ethics to fit that which you perceive to be untruthful.
The world seeks to make you kowtow before its narratives.
It wants you prostrate and subservient, voiceless and unidentifiable among the string of numbers, an automaton whom will go forth, vomiting its rhetoric on its behalf.
It demands you to speak and act in a manner parallel to its goals.
And what about your ethics?
If you’re without your own ethics, beliefs, or goals, the world and its cacophony will sweep you up.
Do not let your voice be muffled just because you believe in something different.
Do no harm, and be not harmed, yourself, but do not bow before the great apparatuses and the their narratives.
Question everything and seek the truth in everything.
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These are distillations from my coming book “YouDaimonia: the Ancient Philosophy of Human Flourishing.”