By Lou DiVirgilio
As human beings living within our current evolutionary times, we ride along on the waves of our immediate conditions and circumstances, and infuse our self’s with all the social, and cultural activities that conform to the ideal of the times. We begin to incorporate these cultural ideals into the very fabric of our lives, and relate to them as real fixtures of our being. We also begin to unconditionally ride these ideas as a way to build up our life capacities, strategies, and even our characteristics. These ideas bring forth enormous power on behalf of our cultural, current understandings: for instance, the spread of religious understandings, the ready acceptance of philosophical principles, the growth of political fads, and the effigies of science, are all examples of the manner in which we may be torn from our moral moorings by these ideas sweeping over our minds and overwhelming both our willpower and our sense of moral responsibility. What is more, our resolve to move within truth, deteriorates, and we begin to live our lives on lower levels, and what is worse, we let ourselves become compulsive, recycling our behaviors over and over, until we lose control, and now instead of, we controlling our compulsions, our compulsions are now controlling us.
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