human beings are inherently selfish, materialistic mercenaries
I don't believe those characteristics are inherent, I believe they are learned. I therefore believe they can be un-learned.
i agree with you...but at the same time disagree(i can do this,heres why)...essentially, i agree all consciousness is pure...but...at some time in our existence we may have associated with lower qualities and learnt some negative characteristics...these negative qualities could be considered inherent in this life...if i acquired them in a previous lifetime (in mycase many lifetimes).
like...the opposite to selfishness is sharing...it could be said that we all have the quaility of sharing within us....but,what kind of sharing?...will different individuals exhibit.
eg...One man may only share his wealth and food from his table with his immediate family and friends and people that he will materially gain from....While another man might share his last money and food with unknown strangers,who have nothing material to offer back.... both men have the nature to share...but the quality of there sharing is vastly different....so to conclude....we have these good and bad qualities within us...but it's how we use them...i think, this is down to where we take our association from.
kazz67 wrote: Street art? - A useful tool of expression and potentially very informative on many levels.
absolutly...streetart is a reflection of what is going on in the minds of people of society...whether its a racist slogan,anti war slogan or a cave painting from 1000's of years ago...its expression at street level (literally)...how old's that saying "the writings on the wall".
The Nanny tells the children to play freely and safely...
while locking the doors and taking away the toys....to SELL them!
"If you think you're free, there's no escape possible."