The polarity is believing our power is ephemeral. Know Thyself refers to the advantage of being able to react to the premise. The collective love we can all share is hounded by the doubt of how the individual is effected.
The hero always needs a villain. Classic case: Shakespeare wrote Richard III for Queen Elizabeth I.
Richard may not have killed his nephews in the Tower. It could have been Henry VII. But Elizabeth, being Henry’s granddaughter needed that particular propaganda. History shows us how it is mostly interpreted by the hero in power. And then the hero loses his head.
With the collective emphasis on victimhood, who will relinquish the role first? The basic philosophy of most of us is to save those who need it. Although many don’t want the help offered.
There is much to be said on age related wisdom. As we experience the repetitive dramas in reality, the news, or in fiction the silver screen, we form an overview that cannot be appreciated when young. Of course, the problems wherever you are on the spectrum seem forthright. A baby wants to be fed and an elder wants his time to have security.
We all want to be seen and heard. Our styles may be different but the belief in the afterlife includes what made us unique. Not sure what testing our DNA will prove, but any journey of self-discovery is a promising possibility.
What is propaganda? Manipulation and influencing public opinion. Is it good to question authority? Is it better to let the heroes decide? The devil is in the details. Also the interpretation. As the population grows and the governments also, the nugget of necessity becomes blurry. The repetition of the word “safety” is redundant, as what do we want to be safe from? Mortality and pain are inevitable and presumably only when we can meander and mutate, can we blend into the flight of birds.