Don’t impose.



I want to know: what’s the perfect form or state or condition that we can work towards? A goal that would be agreeable for everyone and that avoids harming, taking from, or limiting another. Where everyone can know fulfilment. What does that version of humanity look like? How does it work? How do we get there?

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I’d like to preface by saying that I believe firmly in the notion that none are ever above or beneath another.

That being said, humanity’s current push for equality, though well intended, is poorly executed.

It’s not a race thing, it’s not a gender thing, it’s not a sexual orientation or identity thing, it’s not a politics thing, it’s not a religion thing, it’s not a money thing, it’s not a class thing. Those are just the symptoms. The root fallacy is “US against THEM”. There is no THEM. It’s all US.

That’s what needs to change. Get rid of that imaginary line that separates US from others. Sure, there can be different, groups, demographics, cultures, etc… but all are still human. All are worthy. We can make it work, we are that good.


For some time now I have been trying to reconcile the following aphorisms; “opposites attract” and “like attracts like”. I think I’ve figured it out.

If we’re talking about attraction, we often visualize something related to magnets. Poles of opposite charges attract each other, similar charges repulse each other. If we observe the trend of correspondence, then attraction between people might reflect the same principles. So similar people should repulse each other. But, lets pull back a little and look at the bigger picture. Everyone is yin and yang. We have two poles, a dual nature. Perhaps even more than dual, but more facets do not affect this visualization, feel free to challenge that. Consider the following illustration: Attraction

In figure A, an opposition state, a close look may lead one to conclude that similar objects (poles in this case) repulse each other. But pulling back reveals that it is the alinement of the entire magnet that is in opposition.

In Figure B, the poles may be opposite, but the alinement of the whole magnet (or person to reinforce the analogy) is identical. When your alinement, your direction in life, is the same as someone else’s, you will both attract each other.

Furthermore, once the magnets (or people) of similar alinement have attracted and connected to each other, the entire magnetic field becomes one and the two poles at the meeting cease to be, leaving only the two poles at opposite ends to form a field around the whole. Truly, two have become one.

This might need some polish.