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