Our old friend Brian Lambert sent me this essay for publication. He contributed a number of great pieces previously.
Original thinking is the greatest anarchy against prevailing sentiments.
Being in a collective of constant self congratulating agreement may be a sign that original thinking is scarce.
The original thinker always clashes with fixed ideas; including their own; especially their own.
Anger and ad hominem attacks may be proof that original thinking is threatening the prevailing tides. Original thinkers welcome criticism with curiosity, not anger. For the original thinker does not mind being wrong. Acceptance of being wrong is the recognition of more original thought. Finding truth; not being right, is the holy grail of original thought.
Original thought is an intuitional soul quality supported by an independent and vibrant discriminating intelligence.
Original thinking is always an enemy of rigid psychological antiques, cultists and unreasonable emotional belief systems.
Having the capacity to be wrong or recognizing self created flaws, the original thinker is constantly upgrading, revamping and perfecting perceptions of absolute and relative truth. This constant upgrading and change is threatening to stagnant cult type minds whose rigidity has no room for questions and transforming self enquiry. Cultists are satisfied with stagnation of knowledge as they worship their dogmas and consider them absolute.
Knowledge is ever evolving through original thinking. Knowledge is ever new in understanding as it evolves. It’s fresh and inspiring, never stagnant. Cultists love their mental boxes. Original thinkers prefer hot air balloons.