Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Common Sense: Good sound practical sense in
everyday matters; general sagacity. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: Something rarely practiced individually and almost unheard of in
collective decision making. Emotions, feelings, passions and beliefs – in short ‘self’ interest – always over-ride any possibility of
common sense operating.
When ‘push comes to shove’ the veneer of moral and ethical restraint is wont to
collapse in the face of surging instinctual passions, particularly evidenced in the horror of war time or whenever ‘law and order’ breaks
down. Further, these same feelings and passions are the very cause of wars as they are inevitably fought for honour, pride, justice, ‘rights’,
retribution and love.
On an individual level, given that the base feelings are malice and sorrow (anger,
resentment, hate, sadness, depression, melancholy, loneliness, etc.), we desperately seek relief in the ‘good’ feelings (love, trust,
compassion, ‘togetherness’, friendship, etc.). Thus one is forever a victim of one’s feelings, forever in a battle, forever in confusion,
forever needing to be vigilant, forever trying to be good. This constant flow of emotion-based thoughts actively conspires and prevents any
possibility of common sense operating in the human brain. The circuits are literally jammed almost all of the time, swamped by the
emotion-based thoughts of a fictitious alien entity fashioned upon the instinctual primitive self ‘wired in’ by Blind Nature. This alien
psychological and psychic entity could be seen as analogous to computer software that corrupts the hardware and only upon its elimination can
body and brain function optimally.
With the elimination of this ‘software program’ one is able to come to one’s senses both
literally and figuratively, and common sense is then able to operate freely, uncorrupted by instinctual malice and sorrow.