Oct 25, 2019, 10:02 AM
The most important lesson I’ve observed, and perhaps the most important, is that sitting still in church, and the social pressure of sitting still in church, no matter how hard it is, teaches us the meaning of ‘sacred’ which is ‘we have no rights of self fulfillment’.
I think it is underrated, how much the respect we demonstrate for one another in religious ceremony translates to how we ALWAYS act in the commons – and I think the loss of this ‘sacredness’ and this training in the ‘submission’ by develops ‘agency’ over impulses such that we do not impose so many costs of self expression (hyper-consumption) on the commons and therefore the polity.
You do know what group did this right? What one group undermined it? I do.