I drive down the street and I see another car with a bumper sticker that says : “There is only one” with an American flag on it…
Then I ask myself “only one what…?”
People from this “American” culture have learned to believe that they are unique… special… exclusive … The same thing occurs with people who have adopted an exclusive way of perceiving their race, culture, religion, ect.
It is dangerous to insist that whatever we want to represent us is the “one and only”. It conpartmentalizes us.
It divides us. Makes us proud. Puts us on a pedestal.
It creates an “us versus them ” mentality. It makes us arrogant.
When we choose to believe that the divine being we put our faith in is the only one,
When we choose to think that the government we are governed by should govern all other lands,
When we choose to adopt a way of life, and believe it is the best one,
And when we choose to use a particular way of perceiving the world, and believe is the ultimate purpose in life,
then we set ourselves for failure. We start to crumble as human beings.
And we stop being free.