What is a superstition? In the most basic sense, it is a widely held belief in something out of material reality. It isn’t to say that things that aren’t material don’t exist, but more so that some things in our world are merely accepted beliefs or opinions, yet we believe they are real.
Some ‘superstitions’ bring light into the world; the belief that we are all connected and originate from a power that exists beyond our senses is a unifying thought that brings peace to the mind and to the human community. Although not 100% proven through rational observation this belief in how our reality works is being understood more and more through science and quantum physics.
Other superstitions bring nothing but darkness or the perceived idea of darkness. For example, the widely held belief that someone has the right to harm others, based on being in a position of authority. Is it ever legitimate that someone should have the right to harm others, or is this just a belief ungrounded in reality?
Authority is the idea that some people have the right to control other people and that others must obey.
Authority in itself does not exist. It is not a tangible thing like the ground you are standing on or the device you are reading with. Authority only exists when people consent to it.
Do we need authority to function as a civilized society? Is it necessary for a few to have power of the many? How could we function without authority? What would a world look like if we didn’t have centralized authority?
This video makes simple work of these questions, revealing the truth to the cause of humanity’s greatest problems and insight into how we might change them.
Related Reading: The Myth of Authority