Open source, free, no charge, gratis, complementary, unobstructed, unrestrained, no copy-write… As I like to say, take what you will, leave the rest.
Many times the following observation has been made in this order: First they laugh at you, then they hate you, then they learn, then they advocate what you advocate, then they still ignore you, then everybody wins. Not quite the order or character of Gandhi’s quote, but more accurate to the humility needed of a Catalyst in the field of human betterment…
Unfortunately this nuance of society does not have the ability to learn how to trust the catalyst’s among them. Time after time catalysts bring forward rare and obscure information that will become a part of the future and never-failing, they laugh, hate, learn, advocate, ignore the catalyst, then its a win for all.
A.I. and transference of consciousness, resource decline, Resource Based Economics, poly-culturing and regenerative agriculture, the decline of mytho’s religions, math as the only guarantee, additives in food and the mono crop soil tragedy… Just a few topics many catalysts have personally suffered to advocate for, and all topics that have now gained serious mainstream platforms.
It seems as though we are headed in a direction that claiming anything as your own ‘intellectual property’ has a ridicules tone to it, at least outside of tagged original material art. My poetry has been used elsewhere with no credit, not to mention my thoughts, ideas, ideals, perspectives and all out concepts. And I say great, Catalyzed! The use thereof will not be stopping me from advancing and forming new thoughts to contribute.
A. You want fame and money to help others, or B. you want to further the world with what knowledge you have to offer. A, has no (M)erit and B, has only (M)erit.
So what, we die having all our words regurgitated without our names ever being muttered. When you know the meaning of life, you will find that everything you have consciously achieved here is retained no matter what was stolen in the material world. In Fact, what was ‘stolen’ only benefited the progress of another, and since I only compete with myself racing has no concern to me. Teleologically bound!
To sum it up, and give yet another tidbit of the future of humanity; ideas do not come from individuals, they are simply dialed in from the background via a capable consciousness. This is not new either… And neither is the truth that a humble man honors the fact the he stands on the shoulders of giants. Isn’t that right Mr. Newton…
To suffering, for it makes the strong stronger, and the weak ignavi.