The imperialist-colonial history of the world has made certain groups of people believe that they are entitled dominion over lands and other groups of people. This collective belief of supremacy now extends to racism, fascism, and Nazism. It's a socio-economic disease of the mind and of perception that they are born better.
And if not blessed by society with any degree of wealth or power when born to this world, right wing extremists blame the "unfairness" (despite today's world being built mostly on slavery and imperialism, anyway) and congregate as a group based on "genetic homogeneity" (regardless of what race or nationality is grouping-up, insert
So what IS the bottom line of this post? How does one shield one's self from the lures of racist sentiments and tainted
Yes, it does seem odd that the possible solution to this sounds like some dietary program. You can watch the videos below, but you can Google these ideas as well. In my mind, these important philosophies and activities to be reinforced in one's life experiences are:
The Middle Way of Buddhism
OR You can read a blog post I made in the past:
The Golden Rule
Understand Paired Humility and Confidence
I've actually written a blog post on this topic many many years back, entitled:
Here's a video I found on Youtube, but it's most likely a concept based on how the guy below understands it. There may be nuances, but the general tenets are the same:
Train One's Perception by Embracing The Inevitable Truth of Imbalance in Life:
Once more, I refer to a blog post I made many years back. Imbalance and struggle in life cannot be shut out. It is the nature of the beast:
Go To Gym, Lift Weights... AND KNOW THAT YOUR ONLY TRUE COMPETITION IS YOURSELF
I cannot emphasize this enough. The true experience of knowing that most people, as we do, try their best based on the merits of what gift and limitations they were born with. Some get an advantage with luck or social connections and affiliations (which really dilutes any realistic lesson on how to appreciate hard work, perseverance, and mindset in my opinion).
When you go to the gym and push yourself, perhaps bench pressing 250 LBS, you become aware of your physical exertion and your will power. You may think you trying to engage in a pissing contest with the next random guy at the gym, but truthfully, you aren't even calling out any competition. You are constrained by what your body and mind's physical limits are (no steroids please). It is no one else' problem or fault at the gym that you can't do 300 LBS. All these feats of carrying weights and performing athletic moments are solely on yourself and what you have built on through commitment and hard work at the gym.
Again, the realization cannot start by me telling people to go to the gym. They must be fully willing to understand the mindset of embracing the truth...that one's self is one's only true competition. You may try to compare how heavy the other guy can handle, sure that can be some competitive motivation for one's mindset, but at the heart of it, it's still a battle of your willpower to overreach what you think your body has done and can do.
READ THIS JAPANESE MANGA: VAGABOND
It's been almost a decade since I stumbled upon this manga by Slam Dunk manga/anime creator Takehiko Inoue. It's the rise, fall, and enlightenment of the Japanese samurai legend Miyamoto Musashi. His obsession to becoming the greatest swordsman eventually leads him to realize that his pursuit was empty and fleeting.
It's an absolute recommendation and a good read. Nothing fancy or magical in this genre, just a good story of a man and his inner peace.
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