No, it’s not the magical doorway to cosmic consciousness that many hope for.
Now it’s possible that you didn’t want to hear that brief and definite answer.
Does anybody like hearing that predictable advice anyways? An example of this is the common advice given to people that are overweight – specifically the ones who are overweight and do something about it.. But a major reason these people are overweight is because they’re lazy.
I don’t know if you’re like me, but when I read that predictable advice it just pisses me off. What’s the common advice you get when you’re overweight? (I know it’s not the only reason, but let’s be real here, it’s a major one.) If someone is lazy, are they really going to go running? I’m an athletic guy, I’m driven, and the amount of effort it takes me to go for a run is tremendous.
Except, as it turns out, there’s actually an answer. Not only do visual signs of health – clear skin, facial symmetry, etc.
– stir certain instincts in us all but attractive people also benefit from the halo effect.
But in my talks with him I never got that far, never even came within sight of the problem, because I always set about it in a very unpsychological and intellectual way, and did everything possible to avoid the emotional aspects.
Each time this approach was like a red rag to a bull and led to irritable reactions which were incomprehensible to me.
I was unable to understand how a perfectly rational argument could meet with such emotional resistance." - Carl Jung on page 92 of Memories, Dreams, Reflections "When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town.