Opinion: Everything is the Same as Everything

“We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything.” -Gautama Buddha

Watching the TED talk posted on this website a while ago, Mike’s admirable cyclical stance towards waste made me consider how relevant some of the Buddha’s teachings are today. Take the above concept as an example. If we truly believed this, which is not hard, seeing as in sub-atomic terms we are, then we would as humans no longer face many of the problems psychologically that lead us to damage ourselves and the world around us.

If you considered the plants as the same as us… continue reading →

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About Jack Pickering

Jack Pickering was born in the UK in 1994, and has never stopped worrying. Paranoia forms a part of his daily life, and is integral in his motivation. Since an intellectual awakening at the age of 15, he hasn’t stopped thinking which isn’t really a good substitute for worrying. He is currently considering a Geography degree at one of several Universities, hopefully the University of Birmingham. His interests lie in politics, literature, and current affairs. He is also a great believer in the way that history is cyclical, and that nothing we do really matters.

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