ER writes: “why is it taking so long for men to become “real” people? or for that matter, for people to become “real” people?
Allen responds: Who are the “real people”?
I have choir rehearsal later this afternoon.
One of the songs we’ll be performing on May 8 is Eleanor Rigby a part of a Beetles Medley. It goes:
“I look at all the lonely people. Where do they all come from.?
I look at all the lonely people where do they all belong?”
“why is it taking so long for men to become “real” people? or for that matter, for people to become “real” people?”
Allen comments: Are lonely people “real” ones? Responding to your “real” people question, a helpful clue comes from Eleanor Rigby who “lives in a dream.” Humanity is living in a dream replete with ordained fantasies about we who are. By denying and under appreciating sacred evidence demonstrating the natural mammal roots of humanity, genetically, physically and behaviorally, we inhibit the search for a better understanding of our true nature including our origin and the root causes of our most destructive behavior such as interpersonal violence and war. We become “real” people when we more fully embrace what we know about where humanity came from (primates), then edge closer to knowing and embracing who we “really” are (so far).
Doesn’t knowing where we came from help answer questions about where we belong, what’s real?