Neil Kramer talks to Freeman, host of Freeman TV.
“Discernment arises from, let’s say, 10 percent knowledge that is learned, that’s scholarly study information, but 90 percent, 90 percent, personal experience. That is: getting out in the world, speaking to people, listening, making mistakes, getting it wrong, collapsing, having triumphs, fostering excellence, forming friendships, knowing love. Life. Real life. How to conduct yourself. How to communicate. All of that juicy, fascinating foundation of life… That stuff is easy over the period of 100 years, if you’re left to it.
But if you go to school and college and then work, you miss all of it. You never get to sharpen that discernment through living because you can’t have the time and energy within the pathetic rigid structures of imperial education and commerce; they’re not there. So the system keeps people busy enough, too busy, that they’re always on this hamster wheel chasing around to simply – I mean, why are people doing it? Shelter, transport, clothing, food, and a bit of leisure. Pathetic. Absolutely retched way of living…
It’s ironic that you can’t see it while you’re in it… The compulsion to engage in commerce is the big trick of society. It takes your time away and without time, it’s almost impossible to develop discernment… No time, no discernment.
If you do have time, and you can sit outside the system – which is everybody’s privilege in creation to do that, it’s not fortune or good luck, it doesn’t happen to you just by mistake; you have to build your bridge out of the system – if you do that, and if you have time, discernment will begin to arise. But, you have to generate that.
Most people are so hopelessly entangled in this treachery of commerce in life, which is put upon them since infancy, that they can’t summon up the clarity or the strength to even identify that there’s a problem in their life, let alone fix it and move on to better ways.”