The last thing that mankind will come to understand about their existence is the obvious, because the truth was openly accessible to them all along.
People only know how to see with their eyes, not with their minds. But almost nothing has obvious boundaries. What about all the stuff you can’t see with your eyes? Are you just going to ignore that?
The scientific “revolution” was meant to challenge vain traditions and empty faith, particularly a faith in religious superstition. But today, Enlightenment ideas like “reason” and “science” have flipped into their opposites. Science and technology have become so pervasive and distorted that they’ve turned into a new type of theology.
You can ignore reality if you want, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.
This is the media: indifferent to suffering; insensitive to joy. All of life is reduced to the same common rubble of banality. War, murder and death are all the same, like bottles of beer, with the daily business of life being reduced to nothing more than a melancholic comedy.
There seems to be a conflict of interest between that which is highly viewable and that which is highly illuminating.