Thank you Bodom.
Something like this has been interesting me for a while.
I like the quote:
all babies are born with that; they instinctively love their caretakers. So if we can find that again, then our relationships will take care of themselves.
Wonderful. That is actually a thought that has been on my mind lately a lot.
I'll explain why:
I am watching BB, Big brother, the German version. Please don't jump top negative conclusions, anybody, but it's far more interesting than studying gorillas in the mountains, you see.
And my personal "hobby" is this:
I compare their behaviour to the Dhamma.
It is my theory, that those whose behaviour is the "noblest", stay in the longest and almost always win in the end.
This is fascinating for me to watch.
Right now, we are having the most successful episode since several years, due to one man: Klaus.
He is the noblest in character, (imo) selfless, team player, sacrifices own comfort so the others can have more, disciplined, absolutely honest, compassionete, protects the weak, is totally fearless, respects his mother, but:
He criticizes others. A pretty petite girl was mobbed by the other chicks, and so he took her under his wings and told the others straight in the face:
"Look, it's quite simple: if you don't stop harrassing her, you'll get real problems with me, so choose wisely. "
Of course they hate him after such announcements and plot against him, and badmouth him, and insult him, but he stays strong. He is like a Rhino that can wander alone.
So, at times he really shames and annoys them, and on the other hand you could say he is doing this:
76. Should one find a man who points out faults and who reproves, let him follow such a wise and sagacious person as one would a guide to hidden treasure. It is always better, and never worse, to cultivate such an association.
77. Let him admonish, instruct and shield one from wrong; he, indeed, is dear to the good and detestable to the evil.
Interesting is, that the people in the house vote him onto the exit list each time, while the audience always votes him "in".
It is a thought I am investigating:
if "people" out there know, what is right.
If there is an "innate goodness and nobility in all of us, " and I tend to say yes.
Actually, I am convinced of this.
We're all good, somewhere, inside.
And bad as well. But we "know" what is right, deep down inside. Only problem: Most of us are only good to loved ones, like Hitler to his dog Blondie...
But I see that the people reward those who are good to all.