Distant point of view



Point of view
, originally uploaded by
Philippe Sainte-Laudy, Strasbourg, France
his website: http://www.naturephotographie.com/
photo was shot in Andalusia, Spain
near Pantano de los Bermejales, A-338

It is very important, to have sometimes a distance to the crowd, to the main stream to find creative new ways, methods, tools … – on the other hand, sometimes only the crowd is able to change things, it seems. Philosophers who liked a distant, aloof, cool, reserved point of view: The American Philosopher Thoreau or the German Immanuel Kant or the French Michel de Montaigne. Looking to the mass phenomena: Marx and Engels, maybe Friedrich Nietzsche, and mostly all the founders of religions. I don’t like to write down their names. Because I prefer the silent thinkers: Kant, Thoreau, Montaigne, the Greek Socrates – or the great Danish philosopher Kierkegaard, who didn’t like enthusiasm at all.
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only distance sometimes can help to leave a sect, but no one can organize that distance in his mind:
about boundaries + fences, walls + curtains:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/18/newsid_2540000/2540209.stm
1978: Mass suicide leaves 900 dead in Guyana in South America. They couldn’t resist that evil Jim Jones, leader of the “People’s Temple Christian Church”
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more about Jim Jones and the mass suicide of 900 in the year 1978:

Brochure of the Peoples Temple, portraying lea...

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