Imagine there is a aunt of mine who thinks that she is a wellwisher of mine.
I go and tell her that I am planning to start a business and she suggests me not to do that because she thinks I am incapable of doing business
I go and tell her that I am in love with a guy and she warns me not to commit. Because she thinks I cannot choose right people.
In this way, her belief always counteracts my desires and goals. She thinks she is only warning.
But any human thinks that he/she is correct. As a result, shee will keep believing that she is correct. I.e., I am dumb.
Any human actions depends on what he/she believes, but not on what he/she wants to do or says that he/she will do. Even though this aunt desires to benefit me, says that she would benefit me, all her actions will be directed in such a way that she could prove that I am dumb. Unknowingly also, she might wish to prove that I am dumb. That is what can harm me.
Enemy who has trust will harm less than friend/relative who doesn’t have trust!
We all humans share physical experiences. I.e., all humans react in same manner to certain stimulating events. All humans get burned by fire. All humans get frozen by ice. All humans get wet by water. Etc. All humans get infected with diseases.
Physical basis of these experiences is body and it is made of/from DNA. So, I can say, we humans share physical experiences because we all are made of same material, that is DNA.
But how come we are able to share psychological experiences? What is that we all possess in common?
I used to get a dream of loosing teeth when I was child. After studying psychology I figured that many people who has body image issues get same dream of loosing teeth.
Recently a question popped up in my mind. How come people who never talked to each other are getting same kind of dream? That too not a direct one. A dream that has symbolic meaning!
Nobody taught me that teeth represents beauty of body. So definitely its not conditioning that is happening at large scale. It is something more than that.
This phenomenon makes me think that there is some invisible / hidden thing that we all humans share. It is also possible that we all are connected to each other through that. Is that collective unconscious? Super consciousness?
What happens when invisible thing becomes visible? Can a person connect to all other people through it? Is that what mythological heroes did?
While thinking about all this, I also got another question in mind. Is it like I got insights now at personal experience level about what I read about Carl Jungs theories? Will have to read those theories again to figure out.
Something that is stagnant has to die one day. Whatever it is! Only way to protect its existence is to grow but not to fight with death. Fighting with death is exhausting, impulse driven and instinctual act. But growing is natural, objective and flourishing experience that in turn fights with death in the background beautifully! However, desire to grow has to be pure. It should not be used as an alternative form of instinct to fight the death!