Tag Archives: selfish

Who are my brothers?

Me and mine. Seems like a benign concept until we dig into it, exposing the cloaked inherencies of me-ness and mine-ness. If all conflict derives from selfishness, we may have found the source.

The banality of possession

We are not possessed by evil spirits. We are possessed by our possessions. The more we have, the more we think about what we have. Note Jesus’ attempted exorcism of the rich young ruler, whom he loved. It didn’t work.

Desire, again

Our desires are narrow, specific, repetitive and opportunistic. We conform to them, not they to us. There’s no benignity in a desire. After a while we start to look like what we want.

Others

Wars, more wars, rumours of war. Protests, counter-protests, divorce courts, the Second Amendment.  Conflict devours incomprehensible amounts of energy. And it all derives from a single source: the idea of me and mine.