Luzon Lockdown Day 3
The ideal world is on a different plane and we live in a distorted manifestation of it — if we are to believe Plato's theory of forms. I suppose the concept should temper our frustrations with reality: our failing democracy, our shitty government, our frail bodies. But it does not.
When working out an experience, ask “what” questions instead of “why”. A therapist recommended this to me. Ask: what happened, what did I feel, what did I do? The “why” line of questioning tends to lead down a path of biases and illusions I can neither prove nor disprove. Neurotics should avoid this path, the therapist told me. And I thought, “megalomaniacs too.”
Have megalomaniacs taken over your country too?
I have to equip myself with facts because it's the minimum requirement for anyone who wants to resist this government's corruption. Those who welcome corruption are fact-resistant.
But it's not enough.