Posts Tagged ‘mistakes’
A photocopy of p. 51, VOM LEBEN DES MENSCHEN UND DER ERDE, showing Steiner’s description of three human races. Blacks (Schwarz) [that’s me, I’m out of Africa and I haven’t become copper-red either] are characterized by the rear brain (Hinterhirn), and they live primarily through their drives or urges [that’s good to know about myself. I thought I was thinking, hence this blog] (Triebleben). If they leave their proper place on Earth (i.e., Africa), they may become copper-red (Kupferrot) and die out. [we’re still alive] “Yellows” (Gelb, i.e., Asians) are characterized by the middle brain (Mittelhirn), and they live mainly in their emotions [hitler seemed to live through his emotions. He was an aryan too](Gefühlsleben). If they leave Asia, they may become brown (Braun) and die out. [lots of asians here, we have some in our family. yet to turn brown and die] Whites (Weiss) are characterized by the forebrain (Vorderhirn), and they place emphasis on thinking [yep, thought their way to Auschwitz and Treblinka, so advanced] (Denkleben). They are pretty much free to go where they please. [not in this world, without keeping their mouths shut] Some of the other material on the page is also interesting. For instance, “The black man is an egotist [seems to me that it was ‘steiner’ who was an egotist. Most anthropops I have met fit the bill most clearly](Der Schwarze is ein Egoist) who absorbs all light and warmth (der nimmt Licht und alle Wärme auf).” Steiner explains that the dark skin of “Schwarzes” drinks in sunlight, which is why Negroes are overheated internally [he was serious?]. Anthroposophists rarely translate this material into English or discuss it outside their private gatherings.
Your Friends Mistakes
So you got hurt by somebody you thought wouldn’t do that. It’s a part of life . Accept it and deal with it. People make mistakes and if you can accept that for yourself, handle it from your friends as well. As John Lennon said, “all you need is love.”
We are human, humans make mistakes. They are opportunities to learn so that you can do better next time. Once the lesson is learnt, you’ll get a new lesson. Then you can move on. Only stay with what has happened long enough to learn from it. Then let it go, you can’t change it.