When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying, ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.
—  Ram Dass

Hiram E. Butler - Seven Vital Creative Principles, “Solar Biology”, 1887.

This Diagram is a formula expressing the creative energies of the Word, or Logos, the Greek of which is given in the centre of the star. The double triangle expresses the dual relation of the creative forces,—as male and female,—the ancient term of expression being theos-sophy. Their triune expression is, first, Spirit; second, Body; third, Soul. The seven points of the star are expressive of the seven primate creative principles, as named on the respective points; and when man conquers or subjugates these principles to the higher will within himself, he then attains the ultimates which stand expressed against the seven points. These seven creative principles are found to have their solar expression in the seven planets made use of in this system, and the different planetary signs are placed against their appropriate point, or principle, in juxtaposition to the sign of the zodiac in which they find their most natural or perfect expression. These seven points are called the seven vital principles. The body of man, being an epitome of the solar man, or nature, cannot exist without having these seven principles in working order, while he can live without the five serving principles provided he be served by others. The serpent encompassing the triangles is expressive of the circle of eternity, also of the psychic or sex principles of nature, which is active in the work of creation or generation.

Sometimes I’m really sad at the fact that authors from kpop fanfics who are like so amazing, don’t earn money from that and can make that be their jobs and get their story published because THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD BE ABLE TO READ MASTERPIECES AND FALL IN THE DEEP DARK HOLE OF ANGST FICS WHO RUIN US BUT ALSO MAKE US FEEL SO ALIVE

Privilege

When you think that there is not a problem simply because it is not affecting you. 

As a human being we all have a duty to help others that suffer, even if you do not understand their suffering

This is what I think most of the current politicians on TV are forgetting. They’re far too concerned with bashing the opposition so that they can get into power instead of helping the people they are meant to represent. 

Compassion, empathy and understanding are three of the most important emotions a person can feel because they combat privilege and encourage selflessness. 

INTP Drama

Did you know that INTPs love drama? Well, you probably already knew that if you are an INTP, but other people seem to think that we’re too nerdy and scholarly and boring to enjoy drama.

Well, the most boring people seem to like drama the best.

What is different about us is the kind of drama we like.

Our Ti is interested in everything at some point. That is, we like to think about things in theory and although we usually have one or two subjects of main interest that we focus on, just about anything can interest us. And human nature is generally something that will interest us after a while, despite the fact that we don’t care to be around people that often.

The thing is, it’s hard for us to understand human behaviour, which we often consider illogical and unsensible. However, if we read enough books, and most of us do at some point or another, we start to see that human nature is very similar throughout history. And although people don’t act the same, there are very definite patterns to human behaviour. Also, we start to see that the way people act is in accordance with the way they think based on their personality types. Or perhaps we can relate real life people to fictional characters.

And since we are INTPs, and since we love it when our thoughts start to congeal, we get really happy when we start to see these patterns. 

But what is human nature if not one great drama? We don’t particularly love to be in the petty dramas of everyday life. We shun them as too disgusting and too annoying for us to notice. 

And we turn around and read a novel, most of which are basically one long book of people doing one dramatic thing after another. 

So, you see, we are not soulless humans. We may start out looking at people with an eye to analysis, but our humanity will take over after a while, and we’ll start wanting to know about the pain and joy of human experience.

Of course, being INTPs, we probably need to experience all that vicariously. But that’s why we have books, don’t you know?