Friday, November 24, 2017

The Avoidance of Extravagance

I have invited you here today, my dear, ordinary mortal, to thank you for so warmly and consistently accepting my earlier invitations to attend important occasions here.  My serene salon for world peace has been an immense success, possibly as a consequence of your enlightened presence.

Maintaining a culture conducive to the sustenance of world peace is obviously our mutual responsibility.  Our duties as strong, enlightened leaders tend to overlap though we must both ensure we train our followers appropriately.  Delegation would otherwise be disastrous.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Truly Enlightened Society - Part Four

Mutual respect is difficult when people resent each other.  Resentment is often a consequence of competitive situations.

Winners are often resented by losers, especially when the winners win unfairly.

Losers are treated with contempt by arrogant winners.  A feeling of superiority may even lead to hubris.

Losers may feel inferior in some way to winners, or they may feel superior to the unfair, arrogant ones.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Truly Enlightened Society - Part Three

If you have missed the first two parts in this series, you may want to enlighten yourself before continuing.  Understanding the context of a discussion is very important before joining it.

For the past two evenings, we have been examining the factors preventing the development of a truly enlightened society.  If you think you already know the main factors, perhaps you would like to make a list of them now.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Truly Enlightened Society - Part Two

Yesterday, I began this series with an overview of the most significant problems facing the world.  I then introduced the most significant opportunities the world faces.

If you were not here yesterday, you may want to catch up before continuing.

Monday, November 20, 2017

A Truly Enlightened Society - Part One

Life on Earth is facing catastrophe.  The fragility of ecosystems, infrastructure, families and financial systems provide stark reminders of the dangers ahead.