Exploring the Human Condition: altered states of consciousness

A great zen-type story, nighty night, folks!


Fish don’t know they’re in water.

If you tried to explain it, they’d say, “Water? What’s water?”

They’re so surrounded by it, that it’s impossible to see.

They can’t see it until they get outside of it.

This is how I feel about culture.

We’re so surrounded by people who think like us, that it’s impossible to see that what we think are universal truths are just our local culture.

We can’t see it until we get outside of it.

I was born in California and grew up with what I felt was a normal upbringing with normal values.

I was speaking to a business school class here in Singapore. I asked, “How many people would like to start their own company some day?”In a room of 50 people, only one hand (reluctantly) went up.

If I would have asked this question to a room of 50 business school students…

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  1. bows (~_~) humble

  2. “My culture….. is like one petal of the whole flower.” (paraphrased) This one phrase is a Great Way to illustrate what I’ve been trying to get across for a while now. Thank you so much zendictive! Awesome as always! Blessings be upon thee!!!!

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