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Saturday Aug 07, 2010

Self-Satisfied Redux

He said it thousands of years ago. Ignorance is the enemy of man. There is no doubt that the Buddha was clear on this point. Test this observation by looking at the world around you.

There is another trap we can call complacency—as we move through our finite days, taking things for granted in an ever-changing and temporal existence. Look around again and see what you can do to overcome the insidious trap and smugness of self-satisfaction and the inertia that it manifests.

Without an awareness of complacency, the artist becomes a hack, a murky cowardly reflection of what could have been.