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Postby woodwater » 23 Nov 2012, 02:50

Almost every culture has a set of "buzz words" that are used to keep people in line and condemn those who disagree with the "prevailing wisdom".

For example in China they use the word "harmony" for that purpose, and the dissenting voices are thus condemned as elements of disharmony.
"Harmony" means status quo, and that's of course very useful for the powers that be.

A person who thinks for himself will almost inevitably come to see that disharmony is actually a lot more interesting and significant than harmony.
Harmony, when made into a kind of "goal", will turn into "dead harmony" aka stagnation.
Disharmony leads to movement and change, and "change" is one of the very basic principles of life (even according to the I Ching).

Some people think that harmony is equal to peace.
It is not.
Peace consists of embracing both harmony and disharmony, whatever is the case in a given moment.
Both summer and winter have their uses.

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Re: Insanity

Postby Arouet » 23 Nov 2012, 03:39

ummm, I guess it depends how you're defining these terms. If disharmony includes war then it doesn't mesh very well with the standard definition of peace.
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Re: Insanity

Postby NinjaPuppy » 23 Nov 2012, 04:22

Interesting subject matter here.

Harmony in nature is survival of the fittest and a properly working food chain. Both have a negative side but with a positive outcome.
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Re: Insanity

Postby Arouet » 23 Nov 2012, 04:48

Sure, if we're looking a peace in that context I get it. But not in the context of human warfare.
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Re: Insanity

Postby NinjaPuppy » 26 Nov 2012, 01:21

Arouet wrote:Sure, if we're looking a peace in that context I get it. But not in the context of human warfare.

That's because nature uses it for basic survival and humans use it for control.
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