My “Tangled” blog-post is not
coming along as fast as I'd like. I'm thinking of it every day, but
my days are too crowded now to write such a complex text. Six weeks
from now I'll be unemployed. To get an alternative source of money
I'm writing articles for the high sum of $6,- per article (which
comes down to less than $3,- per hour on which no one can live in the
Netherlands) on top of which I'm reorganizing the house. Moving out
of the attic to live downstairs in the living room, like normal people
do. The attic will be 'let' to tourists, who either want to spent
time in the area of Amsterdam, the Keukenhof or the beach or who
just want to spend one or two nights at my house because of the weird
times at which their plane leaves / has arrived.
In order to stay involved in the series
of Tangled posts, here's a short one that will help explain a thought
that is of great importance in the Tangled series. Explaining it
here, helps me keep the main text shorter.
It's not the first time I said it, and
I will repeat over and over because it's so important:
is NOT a virtue
a child makes his homework out of sheer obedience.... it stinks. The
of making one's homework isn't bad, but the motivation
Do you see the distinction? Obedience is not an
act, it's the motivation behind the act. And it's a d..... shallow
one, selfish and dangerous. It's obedience that makes a soldier kill
another human being and it's obedience that makes a civil servant
choose to break a person, rather than to break an [inappropriate] rule
to which said person simply cannot comply. It's the cement of Cults and Sects.
Getting a subject to become obedient requires
keeping the subjects view on life very limited and narrow (withholding the opportunities to experience life in the 'real world')
cultivating a negative self image within the subject.