Therefore, you are always jumping from one ladder to another ladder. Never satisfied. Never on top of any ladder, always climbing, never arriving at the top of the ladder. It reminds me of a video game on my Sega Genesis console, “Revenge of Shinobi”. The master ninja has to climb “ladders” (in this case logs) by jumping higher from log to log to get to the next level. Without a fancy “power-up” call “fushin”, it was a horribly impossible task.
You are blinded to who you really are when you engage in this endless ladder jumping. Your own and only life will only be composed of frustration, and there will be no end to the ladder jumping. You are blind to the fact that you are not just a comparison to other people. Society teaches people to be blind. That is because blind people make good slaves. And good slaves are good workers who are dependent on society’s power elite, what another author I respect, Victor Neiderhoffer identifies as “flexions”. The politicians, religious leaders, corporate executives all want obedient slaves. The blind don’t create trouble, they never rebel. They are made to feel powerless. Always ready to submit to any stupid situations. Those who have an inferiority complex become politicians. Your whole educational system teaches little children to be blind. And thus you grow up to be blind, since you were educated by Society.
Society does this unconsciously, because Society itself is not “thinking”. Society has not have this giant brain located somewhere in the United States like in Nevada’s deserts. It is a phenomena, something greater and different than the sum of its parts. Society has “morals” and “characteristics” that are different from that of each individual. It is truly a mystery. Look no further than the idea in sociology of “group dynamics”. Look at what they did to the “witches” at the Salem Witch Trials. They killed hundreds of women, suspecting them to the witches, and what they found later was there were no such thing as witches. Society once thought of African Americas as animals and sub-human, and now we know better that they are equal to whites in every endeavor. In fact, we have as of this writing an African American as the President of the United States.
Society does Its thing however they wish, and moves all of its citizens like pawns around Its central objectives. If they need artists, the leaders, politicians, religious leaders, advertising agencies, all promote the arts as a virtue last seen in the days of the Renaissance. If Society needs to fight a war with another Great Society, then it inculcates its youth to see soldiers as heroes and puts posters on all its public buildings, glorifying the soldier as the ultimate citizen. Whatever Society needs, its makes a ladder for people to climb as to motivate them to do Society’s bidding.