Us & Them: The Nature-Culture divide

Realizations on how unnervingly important it is for me to not blindly Us & Themgive in to the culture in order to stay high on (in) life!

I am not the socio-cultural space that ‘they’ provide me!
I am turbulent, free-flowing; with many more dimensions…

I am not gonna be among the stereotypical clones that ‘they’ want to produce!
I am unique; with a great deal of appreciation of all the uniqueness around me…

I am not confined to the consumer capitalist culture ‘they’ want me to submit to!
I am boundary-less and ‘nature’ is what I will submit myself to…

I am not a victim of what ‘they’ have to show to me!
I am a creator of my own game, my own picture…

I don’t need to submit myself to ‘them’, the duped community!
I have to create my own purer community…

The culture that ‘they’ created that sanctions my play-area doesn’t set my agenda!
My yearning to explore & the passion within me is what does!

I don’t need luxury, nor do I stay alive to make money as ‘they’ lure me in to!
For me less is more and that’s what teaches me the best lessons…

I don’t have to push & pull; fit & fix, lie & hide, fear & scare!
I just have to love & live with no duality of purpose in the mind…

Fear is what drives the nations, religions, corporate houses I’ve learnt!
Passion, duty & freedom (over mind) is what I will allow myself to be driven by…

Slavery I see is abolished only for the body!
I am to work in whatever capacities I can to liberate the minds…

I am not to be judged by the number of toys I collected in my life!
I am to be judged on the basis of love that I spread & lives that I impacted…

I write this not for the reader’s trip!
I write because I firmly believe in the sanctity of my own trip and because it is only then that ‘writing’ takes you through a life-time journey/experience…

PS: Even I don’t know ‘them’ and I’m still figuring out who the fuck are ‘they’…

PPS: But yeah, in the name of ‘Nature-Culture’ divide, here is a small game for you:

Us & Them2

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3 comments

  1. Beautiful……yes in our near future we’ll have to accept that nature is our only religion, country or whatever we call them…..they all divide us…….nature unites us……

  2. wow the ending with that picture just made me realised what a pathetic pantheism i am!! i proudly used to say i worship nature (sun and moon) and believe in the force of nature (energy) but that’s it, i never even bother to ask my elders about our culture……. but now i can totally see how they have engulf me away from my roots.

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