Why Everybody in the World is Insane
I became aware of this in the martial arts; I studied martial arts freestyle and realized this interesting phenomena:
When people launched a fist at a partner, they always punched to where the head was, and didn’t take into account the fact that the head moves, and they should be punching to where the head would be.
If trained martial artists were caught in this trap, where did that leave the bulk of untrained ‘humanity?’
The conclusion here is that everybody in the universe, except for a few anomalous individuals, is reacting, being at effect of, or…not aware.
Not aware is a branch of crazy.
Think about it. Your mother tells you to pick up your brother at the bus stop…when he got on the bus eight hours ago. Shouldn’t you be picking him up where the bus arrives eight hours later?
Think about it: somebody is crying about an accident; Billy scraped his elbow in a fall. But the fall already happened. You should have been crying when it happened. After it happened it is too late. All you are doing now is venting emotions wastefully.
Actually, you should have been doing something about the fall when it happened, not wailing about it after the fact.
In the martial arts, if you try to handle a strike after it happens it is too late.
So everybody in the world is a split second behind. Or as good as crazy. Reacting instead of acting.
How do you avoid this conundrum?
My particular path was the martial arts. And, the specific path, ten times faster than the classical martial arts, is a matrixed martial art; a martial art made logical.
You practice a move endlessly, until you begin to see the person attacking actually thinking about what he is going to do. You move as the thought gestates, not afterwards, when the universe is, belatedly, put into motion.
In a matrixed martial art everything is arranged logically, so you don’t practice wasteful moves, unworkable moves, moves where the attacker waits for the defender to catch up to the universe.
The funny thing is that most people will refuse this path. They will take a pill, drink a lot, huddle in their crowd of friends and lie to each other about what reality is.
But you need to jump up and grab ahold of the universe. Grab a fist as it comes at you, step to the side when the sword descends, learn to exist in the ‘now.’
The alternative is to stay, happily and blissfully, insane. A moment behind, trying to catch up without even knowing you are behind.
I just wrote an article further considering the points here. It is at: The World is Crazy! You might have to be patient, it sometimes takes a couple of hours for the posting procedure to take effect.
Have a great work out!
Hello master founder… How are you? I hope that all is well.
I’m so thankful for your knowledge and passion for the martial arts. I’ve been on this path for many years and was never able to unlock the simplicity of the arts. I’ll never look at them the same.
Again, thank you.
The create your own art course is wonderful. I’m exploring so many things its crazy. I’m now working on a crane (or some type of bird) set. So far it’s pretty nice and has the flow working. I’ve also come to love those nine square diagram. Things are taking shape lovely.
“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
– Bruce Lee