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  • Most people are not really hurt by the world.

  • They're hurt by their own expectations.

  • I read somewhere that H.G. Wells was very disappointed in people.

  • He thought that we would have arrived at more of a scientific community

  • than what we have today

  • but what hurt him was not the world.

  • It was his expectations.

  • He expected people to lean more toward science

  • and less toward metaphysics.

  • And he suspected that the system

  • would gather intelligence and know the right direction.

  • So what really hurt him was his own expectations.

  • The real answer to that question is:

  • Whatever happens in the world is real.

  • What you think should happen is not real.

  • So you're not disappointed by the world.

  • You're disappointed by your own projections.

  • If you meet a person, you say "There's a wonderful person"

  • and they turn out to be different than you suspected

  • you get mad, and you say "She isn't that wonderful"

  • or "He isn't that wonderful"

  • and it's your own projections that you're mad at.

  • The right way to look at a person is:

  • "I don't know enough about them to make a judgment."

  • In time, when you make a judgment

  • you say "Up to now, they appear to be so-so."

  • But something may come back that reminds them of something else.

  • So they hurt you. They really don't hurt you.

  • They're normal. That is, normal to their values.

  • Like my mother would believe in religion

  • because it's normal to her background

  • and when things get tough, she prays, rather then

  • because she doesn't know what else to do.

  • What you have to do is take time out

  • and try to inform people as to how to look at things.

  • It may take you two or three years to do that

  • but we would expect to find people that understand what we say.

  • When they shake their heads like "Yes"

  • that doesn't mean they understand.

  • It means they understand a limited amount.

  • So, the point is:

  • What are your expectations?

  • Now, in chemistry, if you mix certain things together

  • certain things happen, at a certain temperature.

  • At different temperatures, the same thing doesn't happen.

  • You can get mad and throw the experiment on the floor

  • if you don't follow the rules.

  • So if a person wants to be more analytical

  • they have to learn how to say "I don't know"

  • or "Up to now, everything seems to be OK.

  • My relationship seems to work out in many different areas

  • or more areas than I expected."

  • Sometimes we're pleasantly surprised

  • by the reaction of people we had a negative view of.

  • I may have a negative view of you

  • but in time, observing what you do

  • my negative view becomes a positive view.

  • But if I have a negative view, it means I was projecting.

  • I really don't know. So the point is

  • when events occur that are tough

  • if a person deserts you at that time

  • you'll understand that they can't live under those conditions.

  • They're not bad people. They revert back to their conditioning.

  • Now, "reverting back to their conditioning" means

  • if the world is catastrophic

  • if a man is shot, he's laying in the battlefield

  • he says "I hope the first-aid people come soon. I don't feel very good."

  • If they don't come soon, he says "Where the hell are they?"

  • He expected them to come sooner

  • but they come as soon as they can come, whenever that is.

  • And if you can't take it, you can swear all you want to

  • but if you continue to swear and continue to get angry

  • they're apt to arrive during that period.

  • And you say "Well, it's my prayers

  • because I hoped they'd come and rescue me.

  • That goes for...

  • H.G. Wells had a scene in the movie

  • I think it was called "The Shape of Things to Come"

  • in which a pilot shot down a German pilot or another pilot

  • and he went over to the plane crash

  • and the guy was very ill.

  • He couldn't leave. He says "The plane is going to explode

  • and I'm badly damaged. So

  • this guy gave him a gun to shoot himself.

  • In the motion picture "Airmail"

  • there was a guy caught in an airplane. [He] couldn't get out. [It] was burning

  • so the guy shot him twice. The guy loved him

  • but he didn't want him to burn to death.

  • Is that murder? What is it?

  • If anybody claimed he was suffering so much from cancer

  • I shot him. Is that love?

  • How do you talk about love?

  • Do you know what I mean? If a person is suffering from cancer

  • he says "Please, take my life.

  • The doctor says "I can live three months with this condition."

  • And you hear him crying out, suffering

  • and you shoot him. Are you a murderer? Are you kind?

  • All those words are very difficult to deal with.

  • It depends on the situation.

  • It depends on how attached you are to the person.

  • If you don't give a damn about their suffering. You know what I mean?

  • So people begged certain doctors to take their lives.

  • They were suffering too much. It was too much on their family.

  • They didn't have a bank account to pay for this medical condition

  • that they were under. They said "Please, end my life

  • because the pain is unbearable."

  • And the Bible says you're not supposed to take a life

  • no matter what the pain is.

  • That's your entry into heaven, especially in India.

  • If a person's suffering a great deal, they're paying off their karma.

  • If you end that, you shoot them, they can't pay off their karma.

  • So, you've got all these crazy things

  • that you are exposed to

  • and you use your logic, thinking that it makes sense.

  • It only makes sense if a person says "I see your point

  • but I'm unable to accept it emotionally."

  • There are people like that, that can't do that.

  • They can't shoot their father, even though he's suffering

  • because it says "Thou shalt not kill"

  • and they figure that even if they shot their father that was suffering

  • they've committed a crime against God.

  • So remember, it's your own expectations that hurt you

  • not the world you live in. Whatever happens in the world is real.

  • What you think should happen is unreal.

  • So people are hurt by their expectations.

  • Any questions about that?

  • If you have reasonable expectations such as "I don't know"

  • then whatever happens, you say "I didn't think it would be that bad."

  • How do you know how bad it would be?

  • Whatever happens, no matter how bad it is

  • if fifty kids are killed in a bus crash

  • that's a problem. Why were they killed?

  • The bus slipped off an icy highway. What can you do about it?

  • I don't know. And the condition will prevail

  • unless you come up with a new way of friction tires

  • that can't skid on icy highways.

  • That's the best you can do. But if you made those tires

  • and you put them on the bus, and the bus still slipped

  • it means you got more to go.

  • You can't say "I made ice tires that won't slip."

  • That's a projection, unless you tested it out many times.

  • Do you understand?

  • So what does man really want?

  • He really wants accurate predictability.

  • You cannot achieve that unless you're technical.

  • ...accurate predictability.

  • If an engine fails it means

  • there's something wrong with a fuel pump, or any number of things.

  • If you can't attend to those things

  • then the probability is that at some time or other

  • the engine will fail.

  • Now, I don't expect you to walk around accepting everything that happens.

  • I expect you to be angered and say "What can I do about it?

  • I don't know, but I'm going to try. I'm going to try to make it possible

  • for people not to be injured.

  • I'm going to try to design a conveyor

  • that's on the tracks and under the tracks, that's locked

  • so even in an amusement park

  • the loop-da-loop can't go off the tracks

  • because it's got under-braces."

  • The under-braces may be perfect

  • but the structure of the unit may not be.

  • So, to the ability of an individual

  • to handle all those things is very difficult

  • but he only knows, or she only knows, what to handle after the event.

  • Do you think you know what I mean?

  • The event has to occur first, then the person makes a safety device

  • and he solved that problem, but there may be other problems

  • and another event may occur that's negative.

  • And the person says "What can I do about it?

  • I don't know enough about it. I'm going to read up on it

  • and try to become familiar with the nature of the problem

  • and try to solve it" and

  • when a person says to you "Have you solved it?

  • This is the device. I made in an attempt to solve it.

  • Will it work? Well, according to the tests I did, it will."

  • But in reality, it was cold and the oil didn't flow

  • so the thing wasn't lubricated, and it didn't work.

  • There are other factors you learned about later on.

  • That's called "after the facts".

  • So some people get mad at technicians and say

  • "You're a technician. Why did that thing fail?" "What do you suggest?"

  • is what you put to that person.

  • If they say "You designed that unit and it failed."

  • "Yes it did fail, apparently I didn't know enough about

  • solving that problem. What do you suggest?

  • Don't get mad at me. What do you suggest?

  • You've done nothing but expect me to solve the problem."

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Most people are not really hurt by the world.

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Jacque Fresco: Expectations

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    王惟惟 posted on 2017/07/23
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