Intellectual Self Defence

Brains are delicate things…

Ritual versus Routine

From Antonio Dias’ intriguing and intricate post “A Ramble on Negotiations with the Self“…

The root of commodification is the desire for routine. Ritual is how we do things again the same way without losing sight of the mystery behind creation. Routine seeks commodification. Ritual reminds us of the sacred behind what we do every day.

Now ritual is debased into empty gestures and routine has been fetishized as the source of “efficiency.” This paired set of mechanisms erode our ability to see clearly and make sound judgments.

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