So I have these ideas about what life is about. They're not necessarily original (as evident from the thread name), but nevertheless, I believe in them, so I wanted to share them with people and they can share their opinions with me.
For those not familiar with these terms, they're from Steve Pavlina's blog and are used to describe two distinct mindsets that people resonate with when they go about things in life.
(These terms are loosely defined and the following is my personal understanding of them)
Darkworker: Egocentric. Driven in life to ascend as high as possible using the most efficient and effective means possible. Disregards other people and tends to see them as either obstacles or stepping stones. Sees diplomacy as a weak excuse exercised by those who lack the strength to make a "real" difference.
Characterised by Power and Control.
Lightworker: Altruistic. Driven in life to aid other people and society as much as possible usually at one's "personal expense". Frequently supports other people in their personal struggles and promotes peace and freedom. Sees absolute control as superfluous and instead encourages flexibility.
Characterised by Love and Freedom.
In basic terms: Darkworker = Selfish, Lightworker = Selfless
You may notice that I didn't use words like "good" or "evil" in my descriptions, as I don't personally think that these two mindsets are moral-based, in the same sense that Yin & Yang do NOT represent good and evil, but rather complimentary yet opposite forces that form a whole.
I don't believe that anyone is one extreme, but rather a blur between the two, with an innate preference of one over the other.
Personally, I am, and have always been more of a Lightworker. I have always felt uncomfortable treading on people to get higher in life. This does not mean I would never do it, just that it clashes with my internal moral compass.
However, what if we were to add a moral parameter to these two mindsets? A good and an evil? Well, then we get to modern society and its past, present and future.
Those who are familiar with Steve Pavlina's book, will know his "Tri-Force" of Intelligence. If Lightworking is Love and Darkworking is Power, then the other key component is Truth - and the injection of truth (or lack thereof), determines the effect of the other two components.
In other words, AWARENESS, whether personal or collective, determines the course that society took and will take from now on.
I used to attribute awareness to Lightworking, as I was "all too familiar" with the "oppression" and "brainwashing" that went on in the world. However, the more I thought about it, the less true it appeared.
Does "I don't need a reason to help others".... really actually HELP others?
What if suddenly everyone dropped everything and devoted their time to helping people in need and sacrificing themselves so that everyone in the world became equal? Would that help the human race?
A resounding NO - and so, that's where the notion of Yin & Yang came into the equation, along with its "moral-less" property.
In other words, Lightworkers AND Darkworkers are needed in the world, and I don't just mean different people. It applies to the individual.
"Light" Lightworkers and Darkworkers promote the truth and nothing but the truth. They spread the truth as far and as hard as they can because they THEMSELVES are aware of the good that the truth does for the world.
"Dark" Lightworkers and Darkworkers hide behind falsehood and either passively or actively promote ignorance. They lack the awareness to identify what their actions are actually doing to society.
So I wanna know what you are.
Are you a Light Light, or a Dark Dark, or a Light Dark or a Dark Light?
(I'm sure not many people will pick Dark-anything but if they do, it will make for an interesting discussion) :3
Your thoughts please...