Video Creator’s Channel Russell Brand
What About See How We Were
saying you know? There was a time of course when we couldn’t appreciate a spherical earth which had people upside down on the other side of it. We perhaps were living more primitive or even you know medieval lives? Then that do you feel like that that the teleology of scientific technological and medical progress is somehow detached from more behavioral and humane progress. What i mean is is that in a sense the two medieval people. It was irrelevant and remains irrelevant that there were other people on the other side of the world upside down and to modern people this as you said in that Buddhist philosophy, whatever this fundamental reality may be it doesn’t necessarily does it is it my question does it affect our morality and our day-to-day does it not imply that if there is no objective reality. level of our essence that we are somehow believing our own reality into being through our relationship.
If We Say The World Is
beautiful and full of love and that there is a God. Then all these things are becoming true almost as we walk this path, we make it I. e if in the world of physics, there is this limitless potentiality. Why should we abide by any doctrine or dogma here on this more rudimentary level of reality well. I think we should be ready to question any doctrine or dogma not take it that’s definitive, but nevertheless, we we cannot live without beliefs and structure.
So Were Always Within A Structure And
a belief and from that um. From that we judge from that we decide from that we we think we cannot just jump out of the conversation and start from scratch we’re always what we are. With our history and then and I I think that in the in the course of the of the centuries we have changed and from the current perspective, we certainly have changed for better not just in knowledge. There’s no doubt that we know more than a certain number of centuries ago, but also in terms of what you said morality and and and politics. I mean there was a time in which slater.
It Was Okay.
There was a time in which burning young girls and the young boys to honor a god was okay. There was a time in which women’s were considered inferior to men and still going on. We’re still in that time. Unfortunately, but we’re trying to move out of it um and so on and so forth um and in terms of our capacities.
There Was A Time In Which The
lifespan of the of the the life expectancy of humans was 30 years not long ago. Now it’s 70 so we have more than doubled the our life. Now this doesn’t mean that this is a progress that is always going for better. It can go bad anytime nothing guarantees that we continue. But I think there is progress and this progress at least there has been progress so far and it’s up to us to just try to go in a direction.
We We We Like On The Basis Of
values which are our values They don’t come from outside we. We are ourselves having values and evolving and negotiating values among among ourselves. I think and that’s our political life. Carlo I have so many questions. I think I’m going to have to ask them all at once and you seem.
To Be Able To Answer Multiple
questions simultaneously. The first one I would say is that in a way we do still sacrifice children to gods, the children that are sort of mining for minerals in the Congo thank you so that we can have the technology that we are using now and the fact that it is rationally underwritten doesn’t make it any more appealing the sort of exemption of the the sort of I don’t know indigenous superstition doesn’t make the sacrifice for economic progress of certain elites or even certain populations any more appealing Also. I would argue that this sort of apparent progress with regard to say slavery is sort of more of a kind of a necessary political shift that nevertheless, maintains the kind of hegemonies that would have benefited from slavery. I. e okay you don’t have to work for nothing in chains but you.
Can Work For Next To Nothing In
urban poverty so this idea and may I even venture this myth of progress. I sometimes feel is superficial and is a accompaniment to the maintenance of certain power structures that were likely comparable to the power structures. Whether it’s like a tribal societies. In you know, I don’t know in sort of the Aztecs where it’d be okay to fling a kid off a pyramid or later societies. You know 20th 19th century societies where it’d be cool to have slaves.
I Still Feel That I Feel That The
shifts are minimalist and not fundamental not essential and that what you know are these people Don’t live in poverty and even with the the extension of life. I still feel that that is a difficult argument to make when we incorporate quality of life sense of connection reality. I’m not saying I. would rather live in some terrifying barbaric society than you know, I’m privileged person anyway so like I’m probably not a good case study, but I sometimes feel that there is a danger in this I this um self-congratulatory idea that we are progressing because we evidently are in terms of technology and science. No no question no question the that that somehow has a correlative when it comes to civil rights which I sometimes think are not significant enough and sometimes actually quite insidious masking that are ongoing hierarchies that I think you understand my point yeah I agree.
I Agree 100.
I agree that there is this danger and is very strong and in fact it’s not just a danger. I think we are constantly falling into this into this into what you’re saying, namely congratulating ourselves because we don’t have slaves anymore. We don’t throw kids out. the of of the mountains, We don’t um um we don’t have death penalty in our world and so on for and we forget or or we don’t want it more than we forget we don’t want to lose or we use that to hide the amount of suffering and justice and equality and horror that the world our world is is in we’re we I agree with you Russell We’re not we’re not in a in a in in a paradise we’re not in a perfect world.
Were Not In A Good World Either.
There is a the level of inequalities both in our societies and and even more in in in the planet that’s large is immense and growing and the amount of suffering around the planet is immense. so I i’m 100 with you um I think still that the very reason in which we we. would like to address that and we think that perhaps we can address that is the hope and the idea that there can be progress um so you’re right that there is a danger in the idea of progress because we self–congratulate where we are even worse.
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We Use That To Defend Our
privileges. But there’s also danger in saying that there’s no progress because that’s what justifies the idea that well that’s the world what it is the strong winds the poor suffers and and that’s it. We don’t want to do anything which is in even larger danger. I would say so our value system which I believe to some to a good extent.
We Share Needs And Wants Idea That A
progress is possible and we can do something for addressing the things this world is not on the only possible world. I think there could be. One yes yes particularly given what you were saying about the kind of most native templates for the way that reality is formulated if you enjoyed that you can get a subscription for as little as 2. 99 per month with luminary’s annual plan plus a seven-day free trial to get started visit luminarypodcast.
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There was a time of course when we couldn’t appreciate a spherical earth which had people upside down on the other side of it . Modern people this as you said in that Buddhist philosophy, whatever this fundamental reality may be it doesn’t necessarily does it . Does it affect our morality and our day-to-day does it not imply that if there is no objective reality that we are somehow believing our own reality into being through our relationship.& If we say the world is beautiful and full of love and that there is a God.& Then all these things are becoming true almost as we walk this path, we make it I.&e if in the world of physics, there is this limitless potentiality.& Why should we abide by any doctrine or dogma here on this more rudimentary level of reality well.& I think we should be ready to question any doctrine and dogma here? We cannot just jump out of the conversation and start from scratch we’re always what we are. The Dalai Lama…. Click here to read more and watch the full video