Hoe wij onszelf ver-slaven

Geplaatst op 10 September, 2008 

A carefully elaborate ritual that the person tries to perform precisely, because he or she is afraid that – if any part is left out – everything will go wrong. The name of that ritual is Routine.

When we are young, we don’t take anything too seriously. But slowly, this set of daily rituals becomes solidified, and takes us over. Once things have begun to go along pretty much as we imagined they would, we don’t dare risk altering the ritual. We like to complain, but we are reassured by the fact that each day is more or less like every other. At least there is no unexpected danger.

That way, we are able to avoid any inner or outer growth, except for the kinds that are provided for within the ritual: so many children, such and such kind of promotion, this and that kind of financial success. When the ritual becomes consolidated, the person becomes a slave.

Citaat uit het boek “The Valkyries” van Paulo Coelho.

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