I’m deep into a science experiment.
It can be a dodgy, discouraging, disconcerting endeavor.
I’ve been observing people again.
As I classify the species, I’m noticing key differences.
Some early data:
Some never stop taking. Some never stop giving.
Some never stop talking. Some never stop listening.
Some trust & defer to authority. Some doubt & challenge authority.
Some believe in external power & circumstance, seeing themselves as victims. Some believe in internal power & manifestation, seeing themselves as creators.
Some strive for moment-to-moment awareness. Some last had a moment of awareness in 1997.
Some sort their behavior by self interest. Some sort their behavior by the needs of others.
Some follow the herd. Some shun the herd.
Some say & do what's right no matter what the cost. Some adapt & cower to avoid any cost.
Some are energy vampires. Some are energy donors.
Some brighten a room. Some darken a room.
Fascinating isn’t it?
Same hardware, different software.
It’s amazing we can all live together without killing each other.
But somehow, with a dose of perception, we can sort in an instant.
Show me a face that doesn’t know it’s being observed and within ten seconds I’ve downloaded ten pages of data.
A smile. A glance. A gesture. A laugh. Eye contact.
A scowl. A stare. A fist. A mutter. Covert peeking.
Who do you greet, who do you avoid?
Observation is free research that avoids expensive trouble.
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