“The idea of doing one’s part, though, should be so simple: Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands. It’s a mystery to me how somehow that has been wiped out of what should be ingrained in the behavior of us all.”
Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth, and runs away. The furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and to get her clothes back. The World, seeing the Truth naked, turns its gaze away, with contempt and rage. The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding therein, its shame. Since then, the Lie travels around the world, dressed as the Truth, satisfying the needs of society, because, the World, in any case, harbors no wish at all to meet the naked Truth. ~~ The world-famous painting- "The Truth coming out of the well" Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1896.
"There are webs of complexity that tie everything together, and they are more numerous than the stars in the night sky. At the moment of self-organization of the bacterial membrane, complex feedback loops, both interoceptive and exteroceptive, immediately formed. Information from both locations began traveling in a huge, never-ending river composed of trillions upon trillions of bytes of data to the self-organized, more-than-the-sum-of-the-parts living system that had come into being. The system began, in that instant of
self-organization, to modulate both its interior and exterior worlds in order to maintain its state.
It began to modulate its environment."