Schlagwort-Archive: Doing

When doing gets false

These seasons that seem colorless and uncomfortable to some. When the clouds are hanging low in the sky and moisture is constantly exposed to gravity. The soil is no longer able to absorb the water. And artificial roads seal the ground additionally. Then shallow lakes are formed everywhere, in which the dark clouds are reflected. And then a car drives through a puddle and hurls the water into the air. Bad luck for those, who are passing by at this very moment and, in addition to the rain from above, get a gush from below. The natural reaction is to scold after the car.
But why? What the hell happened? Who did something wrong? The motorist, who was forced through the puddle involuntarily? The pedestrian who had nothing better to do than walk by the puddle right then? When gets doing false?

Let’s take a closer look at the situation.

  • The driver
    Driving with a car in pouring rain can be strenuous, even at 40 kilometers per hour. The spray of oncoming vehicles, the thick raindrops and the roads full of puddles require the full attention of the drivers. And then it happens very quickly. If it weren’t for the pedestrian besides the puddle, the driver would have done everything right. He had no reason to soak an unknown passer-by. Did he DO something false?
  • The Pedestrian
    With such weather, you don’t chase a dog outside. You can’t escape moisture with the largest umbrella. At the next corner the drops are even flying horizontally. One escapes only partially from the downpour. And then it happens very quickly. If the car hadn’t arrived exactly at the moment he passed the puddle, the pedestrian would have done everything right. I bet the passerby didn’t want to take a shower. Did he DO something false?
  • The circumstances
    It is not common for a downpour to dump so much liquid onto the road that the drains can no longer absorb the water masses. In the trenches at the roadside rushing streams evolve, which here and there expand into small lakes. It is easy to sink in these puddles of water above both ankles. And then it happens very quickly. With a sufficiently dimensioned drain, this puddle would not have formed and the car would not have sprayed the pedestrian. No one had created this general weather situation either. Or who DID something false?
  • Prior reasons
    On this day, the driver had started his journey earlier than usual in order to drive particularly carefully. The pedestrian had waited specifically long for the rain to stop. The road was built in the eighties according to the latest guidelines for drains. Many other stories could be told. And then everything happens very quickly. In the end, fate came true at this puddle. No one would search in the previous stories for the cause. Or what was DONE false here?

Nothing happened intentionally. Everything is just an unfortunate concatenation of circumstances that led to the event described. And actually, false DOING is not the right description for errors that happen. No one makes deliberately mistakes like this – except: the arch-enemy who waited to deliberately throw a giant fountain at the hated pedestrian. Whereby this action is not really a mistake, but a well-founded, deliberated act,

Bottom line: To do something wrong requires that there is an intention part of it. If mistakes happen at work or elsewhere in everyday life, then these events, whose guilt is blamed on someone, cannot be prevented, because they happen unintentionally. Ok – you could have been more careful, less negligent and more committed. And yet mistakes would still happen. To do nothing is the only way to avoid wrongdoing. And that would be the biggest mistake. To maintain momentum, it is better to develop tolerance to errors. A mistake is a learning opportunity and provides the starting point for new solutions. Then doing won’t get false – and less goes unintentionally wrong.

The kernel of the brute – the ideal metaphor for the real meaning

The world is a closed system, an organism called Gaia. The original trigger and only possible inflow of new energy comes from outer space. Otherwise, only a shift of resources takes place – wooden nickels from left to the right pocket. As long as Gaia uses the energy exchange to maintain its viability and to develop new diversity, nothing unnatural happens. The interaction of all elements maintains our lebensraum. A profit-making industry that exploits the common goods to create their value pollutes the system. The added value in favor of a few people is always at the expense of others. Think about the fact that the groundwater that is getting scarcer, because it is contaminated by fracking or is making money in bottled water. It disappears or becomes inedible. And suddenly we recognize the kernel of the brute of the economization of the commons.

In Goethe’s Faust, Faust takes a poodle to his home that eventually turns into Mephistopheles, the devil. Faust realizes – „So that was the kernel of the brute „. This hidden in the obvious is the actual meaning. Which aspects do appear?

  • The actual doing
    Providing people with clean water is an honorable task, until you realize how the water gets into the bottles. Groundwater level plays a major role in this. Due to the high-performance industrial pumping, the groundwater level drops. On the one hand, the existing wells no longer reach the groundwater level, forcing citizens to buy the much more expensive bottled water. On the other hand, the greens can no longer supply themselves with the vital water, which leads to waldsterben, drought, and bad harvests and as a result to famines.
    The kernel of the brute is the destruction of natural resources through exaggerated exploitation of the sources.
  • The actual result
    Over 40 billion gallons of bottled water are consumed every year. This is often the only available clean water. Thus, the producers contribute significantly to improving the health of many. At first glance, it is understandable that the clean water costs much more than the local, dirty water. However, when you realize that some companies are paying $ 4 for 260 thousand gallons of water but turn this water into $ 2 million in sales, it’s easy to see that $ 1,999,996 will cover more than the total cost of providing the water.
    The kernel of the brute is the immeasurable profit that is making a few at the expense of all those who loose their natural resource.
  • The actual consequences
    Gaia has resources that have been built over millions of years. These include our oil reserves, the air and the water. If industrial water pumping continues to lower the groundwater level, fewer and fewer trees and plants are available to convert CO2 into important oxygen through photosynthesis. This not only endangers our health, but also leads to continuous global warming with the known consequences of climate change. The countermeasures of Gaia will regulate the root cause of this evolution, humans, so that the earth returns to a healthy state of equilibrium – without the harmful impact of mankind.
    The kernel of the brute is the long-term damage to our livelihoods by business concepts of reckless profiteers.

Bottom line: We live in a media age, where all protagonists have put themselves in a good position. Appropriate press departments take care of the desired external image. The poodle looks good and provides with good descriptions of what is done skillfully, what great results are produced and what shiny consequences arise from it. But that does not give the public much of the truth. The kernel of the brute cannot be seen. The damage caused by this doing, the unwanted side effects and the terrible consequences are concealed. This real meaning is well described by the metaphor of the kernel of the brute.