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Neoism + dudeism

Just today I came across an amazing video, named Neo Lebowski.

One thing I want to make clear is that, Neoism, to me, is not the one that wiki says. Neoism to me is my own understanding and interpretation of the matrix and the characters (esp. Neo). Though the video has nothing to do with the either of the philosophies, but since I’ve come across this video, I thought, I read, I tried to connect and I found that in order to become an Ubermensch, nothing can be better than the combination of these two.

Though, It’s pretty hard for me to explain how I interpret Neoism and how I implement or see things accordingly around me. But let me try,

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

“you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else
you were born into bondage.
Born into a prison
that you cannot smell or taste or touch.
A prison for your mind.

Unfortunately,
no one can be told
what the Matrix is.
You have to see it for yourself.”

“You’ve been living in a dream world, Neo.”

If you read these both carefully, you’ll see the connection. The reason why I posted the Einstein quote before matrix quote was to make the matrix quote more clear. Now if the quote from matrix read first and then the Einstein one, it’d give the more clarity about what actually Morpheus meant by that !

Now, on the other hand, Dudeism talks about whole new different approach. Not the opposite though. Dudeism according to wiki,

“The Dudeist belief system is essentially a modernized form of Taoism purged of all of its metaphysical and medical doctrines. Dudeism advocates and encourages the practice of “going with the flow” and “taking it easy” in the face of life’s difficulties, believing that this is the only way to live in harmony with our inner nature and the challenges of interacting with other people. It also aims to assuage feelings of inadequacy that arise in societies which place a heavy emphasis on achievement and personal fortune.Consequently, simple everyday pleasures like bathing, bowling, and hanging out with friends are seen as far preferable to the accumulation of wealth and the liberal spending of money as a means to achieve happiness and spiritual fulfillment.”

Can be explain as, as I found somewhere over the net,

“The core tenets of dudeism are generally pacifism and a sense of humbleness towards one’s achievements. Meaning, one should be happy with their lot in life and should not stress themselves out (be uptight) trying to achieve higher than they are capable. It generally models the “Dude” from the movie “The Big Lebowski” as a Buddha like figure and posits that followers should try to be more like him. I.E., meaning that we should take more pleasure in the simple things in life and try to not resist the flow our lives take.”

Now, when these two are connected with each other. There rises a whole new ideology of living life. Though it’s a bit tough to understand and even tougher to implement.

But then again, the dude abides, man !!




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