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is all about boundaries, values and direction. Where are we going and do we
know what is the space we are operating in?
is the basics of life - and yet, so few people know these basics or stick to it
and oh, how unimportant and inconsequential do we treat or regard these.
values and boundaries are generally and unfortunately not for us. We will
rather roam all around other people's land, other people's business and other
people's private life with other people’s money.
wherever this road may take us and getting us nowhere fast or at all, is good
enough for us. Losing focus and getting lost is our main activity. If we do not
know where we are going, we will end up there - saying we found nothing while
we looked for nothing.
starts so subtly with 'anything goes' on this globe, like the Romantic Era and
the French Revolution, where everyone wants to be everything whilst almost
no-one is prepared to be anything real, human and kind.
yet ... it is so easy to get direction and seek the boundaries and stick to it.
I do not say the boundaries must remain the same. Of course it will and must
change, but we must be in charge of that change, know what the risks and
opportunities are and know how to manage it.
more. Nothing less.
us start with the senseless division of gender. We were created man and woman
or male and female, and so were all of animate things. Now we have six genders
namely ‘LBGTQI?’ meaning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex
and questioning. I see no male and female in that classification, so what
happened to all of us who wanted to remain male and female? How did we lose our
gender without our consent? How did we land up in this chaos?
next thing is that we will become QWERTY - the random distribution of alpha
numeric characters on a keyboard in stead of human characters on this planet - and
all which will be left for us will then be to become a number like 24601 – a nameless person in jail
for stealing a mouthful of bread, who eventually shouted out one day:
Who am I? Can I conceal myself for evermore? Pretend I'm not the man (gender) I was before?
And must my name (gender) until I die Be no more than an alibi Must I lie?
that where we want to go?
do not want to be any of these and strive valiantly to remain a male human being with
hope, love, kindness and pain – the way I was created. One knowing perfectly
well what is the purpose, values, direction, boundaries and calling for that.
else is fake and chaos and not for real.
are either blind or can see. Nuances like astigmatism, colour blindness, not
looking, having the wrong glasses on, blinkers and myopia do not place them in
other categories of seers. It creates chaos by removing the boundaries.
the boundaries, however, is my preferred mode of living. I will never be
happy with fixed boundaries. I think that boundaries are there to be pushed,
but I will always keep my eyes on north and on well known boundaries, so to
speak, to jump back into my comfort zone. Veering into unknown territory is
dangerous without a moral compass and without boundaries.
that brings us to the age old problem of exploring new terrain without
precedent. Using our free will to do anything and rushing in where angels fear
to tread. What do we base our decisions on to push ahead or back down when
things get rough as they so often do?
is an explorer and will try anything at least once. A case in point is the
anticipated trip to Mars. Without being a devil’s advocate, those explorers
must not reckon on returning. But I know even with knowing that, they would go.
return to a more tangible idea of order and chaos, the following:
is respecting boundaries, types, direction and principles. Chaos is to remove
boundaries, types, direction and principles, as I explained above, by people
purporting to prove that we are all the same.
are not! We are not cattle or trees, and even they respect their boundaries.
To say that sane people and normal
people are the same people is just not true. To quote from G.K. Chesterton: The madman who thinks he's a knife cannot go
into partnership with the other who thinks he's a fork. There is no trysting
place outside reason; there is no inn on those wild roads that are beyond the