Well established hierarchies are not easily uprooted;
Closely held beliefs are not easily released;
So ritual enthralls generation after generation.
Harmony does not care for harmony, and so is naturally attained;
But ritual is intent upon harmony, and so can not attain it.
Harmony neither acts nor reasons;
Love acts, but without reason;
Justice acts to serve reason;
But ritual acts to enforce reason.
When the Way is lost, there remains harmony;
When harmony is lost, there remains love;
When love is lost, there remains justice;
But when justice is lost, there remains ritual.
Ritual is the end of compassion and honesty,
The beginning of confusion;
Belief is a colourful hope or fear,
The beginning of folly.
The sage goes by harmony, not by hope;
He dwells in the fruit, not the flower;
He accepts substance, and ignores abstraction.
Whoa, im not used to using my brain this much in q&a. ¢:
He's just saying it's habits. We all learn to play make-belief as children, but along the way we tend to forget we were just pretending.
my guess is that its a diversion from peoples own sad lives
Because they're insecure and need attention.
Rationalise things for them. Other than that I tell them to grown up and get a grip and usually walk out
I thrive on drama because my life gets boring however, I'm not dumb enough to create the drama. I instead watch others do it. Some people honestly don't realize what a mess their actions can create. I do sometimes give them warning as to what they're getting themselves into but they usually don't listen. I just love saying "I told you so."
They have issues......psychological problems...
Cause they are damn lonely and think the drama will help them get friends.
ooh they do have a problem honey... the thing is being able to see past it. and the people that provoke it.
If you have no problems and are fairly happy all the time, then how do you know good it feels to be happy without some drama once in a while to bring you down and not take it for granted?
I think it makes them feel alive