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Fanaticism as an excess of confidence, and the benefits of fanaticism

Fanaticism as an excess of confidence, and the benefits of fanaticism





Here is another example of an interesting opinion from the Internet about fanaticism as an extreme manifestation of Overconfidence. And about what such a benefit can be from fanaticism. After all, the speed of achieving the goal of the fanatic is maximum, because doubts are not peculiar to him and ONLY his goal and methods are righteous or true)))


Fanaticism as an excess of confidence, and the benefits of fanaticism


So how do you recognize a fan? Very simple. The fan is a vivid representative of the rough black and white thinking.

 Moreover, in the case of fanaticism, no shades of gray are provided. Either black or white, the fan does not recognize any combination options. 

For example, a Hare Krishna fan sincerely thinks that the worst Hare Krishna is still much better than the best Christian, and a Christian fan, he is sure that the worst Christian is still much better than the best Hare Krishna. 

In a word, someone who is not with us cannot fall into our white category, no matter what he does for this, he will always be in the black category.

And this suggests that we do not allow representatives of other ways of thinking into our consciousness.

 And this happens only for one reason - we do not know what to say to them if they ask us why we see this world in this way. We simply do not know the answers to the questions of why and why we do what we do. 

We are extremely unsure of our choice, which means that we exclude any possibility of conversations on this topic. And among the fans there are no questions, by the way, this is also one of the symptoms of fanaticism. 

What questions can a person who is afraid of questions have? Therefore, you may have noticed how we insist that questions be asked before and after the lecture.

This is extremely important for both the lecturer and the listener. 

The lecturer must be sure that he does not incite bigotry, and the audience must be sure that they do not become fans themselves. Therefore, any silent listener who does not ask questions is a potential fan. By the way, this is why our consultations consist of questions and answers, which means that they initially cut off all fanatical personalities, which makes it easier for consulting practice, since there is nothing more difficult than consulting a fan.

 What can you say to a person who immediately initially considers you a bit of an enemy. This is no longer a consultation, this is a life-and-death battle.

Another symptom of a fan is that he wants things to happen quickly.

 To quickly achieve enlightenment, to quickly give initiation, so that temples are built quickly, recognition comes quickly, the main thing is that quickly, and the quality of this speed does not bother him. 

Therefore, the fan is easy to recognize by this sign, he always does something quickly, he is in a hurry all the time, he is always unhappy with the fact that everything around is so slow. He tells others why you are doing everything so slowly, why you are progressing so slowly, why you have not yet accepted a spiritual master, why you are not yet with us, why are you thinking, you will not catch our train. 

But one thing a fan cannot understand, that if you don't run along the train, you will not arrive faster. Only you get tired and get everyone around you. I want to tell a funny parable on this topic.

One morning the student and his teacher were walking through the fields. The student asked what diet is needed to achieve purity. 

Although the teacher talked a lot about sacred food, the student did not believe all this.

“There must be some special food that instantly brings us closer to God,” said the disciple.

“Okay, maybe you're right. For example, those mushrooms over there, - said the teacher.

The student became agitated, thinking that the mushrooms should give him purity and enlightenment. But when he bent down to pluck one, he shouted:

“They're poisonous! If I eat even one of them, I will die immediately!

- Well, I'm sorry, the teacher said, I don't know of any other food that will take you to God as quickly as you want - said the teacher.

So, we found out that fanaticism is blind, unconditional adherence to beliefs, especially in the field of religious-philosophical, national or political; adherence to any ideas, beliefs or views taken to the extreme, usually combined with intolerance of other people's views and beliefs.

 It seems that everyone understands this, it seems that we need to stay away from this, it seems that we need to help such people, but in reality fanaticism is beneficial to those who are selfish, beneficial to those who are cunning, beneficial to those who are ready to sacrifice a couple to fulfill their plans fans. 

After all, fans are not always considered people and this is also fanaticism. Yes, anti-fanaticism is the other side of fanaticism. 

After all, fanaticism is a natural step in the development of consciousness, and what naturally should not be denied it must be adjusted and balanced. 

Therefore, the one who fights against fanaticism himself has not moved far from him.

How can fanaticism be beneficial? It's very simple.

 Fanaticism as an emotional manifestation is characterized by excessive zeal and enthusiasm. If we have a project that is not easy to implement, or we simply do not want to spend money on its implementation, then we simply need to find a couple of fans and they will move mountains to achieve this goal. 

You just need to explain to them how important what they are doing is. Therefore, it is very easy to recognize those who use fans as gratuitous power. They find a fan and convince him of the great importance of what they need to do. 

Such exploiters professionally throw fans into the embrasure of their projects, and when they are no longer able to go forward, they simply forget about their existence.

In reality, bigotry is a psychological illness. It is blindness to ourselves and to what we do. This is a reluctance to see the whole world as a whole, which means this is not a worldview, this is a partial vision, a philosophical cataract. 

Therefore, fans should never be exploited. We must cure them of fanaticism, and not use their fanaticism for selfish purposes. Sooner or later, the fan realizes that he has been exploited, and the only feeling that arises in his heart is resentment.

 Resentment at everyone and everything. Therefore, a truly merciful person does not incite fanaticism, but tries to smooth it out, communicating with a person as if he had already come out of this painful state.

Let's look at other symptoms of fanaticism, so as not to be mistaken that we are a fan, or to find signs of this disease in ourselves. 

And so, as a fan thinks, let's try to understand his world. He sincerely thinks that the whole world was created by God, but he cannot understand how those who do not believe in his faith were born.

 He sincerely thinks that those who disagree with him are in no way connected with God's plans, that they are God's enemies. He cannot even admit that God himself sent these people to him to destroy his fanaticism, which hinders his spiritual development.

The fan sincerely thinks that it is necessary to treat with great doubt and skepticism any philosophy that does not correspond to his direction of development, but he sincerely considers those who are skeptical and doubtful of his philosophy fools and ignorant. 

He thinks that these unfortunate individuals have simply gone mad, since they do not see the purity and loftiness of his ideas.

A fan is always sure that his worldview is much broader than any other. He is sure that in his sacred treatises much more is written than in others, in much more detail than in others, much clearer than others, and he sincerely considers those who disagree with this unhappy. 

He thinks that everyone else suffers from narrow-mindedness and sees nothing but their ideas. He wants to open his eyes to the whole world, thinking that everyone is blind and only he is the one who can see.

A fan is sincerely surprised when he learns that the sacred instructions of his treatises must also be able to apply in real life, and this application can differ significantly from the original instructions.

 The fan sincerely thinks that everyone who believes differently from him has fallen under the influence of some cunning and insidious person. You just need to find it and bring it out into the open, and immediately everyone will open their eyes, and they will see that they have been deceived, and will begin to believe in what is true, and then we will help them all. 

For some time, a fan sincerely believes that thinking with your brains and having your own opinion is no better than atheism. 

A fan is sure that any materialistic book is written for money or fame, and any spiritual book is written from a pure heart.

By the way, the fan of the atheist sincerely thinks that the crimes committed by believers completely discredit their religion, and the crimes committed by unbelievers do not cast any shadow on atheism and are not connected with it in any way. The fanatical atheist claims that faith in God is blind faith, but he does not notice that he blindly believes that there is no God. 

The fan of the atheist is sure that each person has his understanding of good and evil, but faith in God is evil for everyone.

 An atheist fan is sure that any believer is mentally unhealthy by definition. The atheist fan thinks that all believers believe in God, only to avoid going to hell. 

And if they tell him about Ada, then only to get some money from him, and at the end of everything, an apartment ...

And finally, a final parable. Satan went for a walk with his servant. They saw a man bent down and pick up something from the ground.


- What did this man find? the servant asked.

“A piece of truth,” Satan replied.

- Doesn't that worry you?

“No,” Satan replied, “he will make him a new fanatical religion.


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