The Exception is the (Greater) Rule
Some "highly educated people" think that the object in life, is to see no difference in everything -- rather than the uniqueness in everything. And so they think they've seen everything, when they have not even begun to see anything, or to look earnestly. So even when something is new and different, they will only see it as the same, and are quite content to confirm that it is what they already know -- even thought they have not even begun to inquire and investigate. They just know they are right -- and there is nothing more to know. That is the end-all and be-all of any inquiry -- just to confirm what they already know, and have done -- repeated one more time.
In that manner, nothing new will ever be discovered -- but only the ancient wisdom confirmed, reasserted, repeated -- as though nothing new can ever be discovered, or will ever be. And of course, for such people, nothing ever will -- though they will claim to know many things, because they have been the invariably same thing repeated through the generations. Such minds, and therefore bodies, become old before their time, and there is nothing they can do about it -- because that is the way it is -- and there is nothing they can do about it, etc.
People just age badly, because that is what they were meant to do -- and there is nothing to do but commiserate, as the fate all must endure -- and not that life and fate could be any other way, as it must be, for the few who will be the successful exceptions to the rule of failure. One will invariably know only that failure, until one discovers the success against it. That is what individuals who are successful, eventually do. They find a way to overcome and prevail, against the rule of failure, that thus far prevailed and ruled life until that point.
That is what changes life -- and the world, and not just repeating the failures and mistakes forevermore. Individuals find a way to win, and prevail, when the collective wisdom and "the averages" say they can't, and suggest they should not even try, or even think about it. All must simply acquiesce, or give in, to what those who claim to know all, and better, say is the rules for all time -- just as they have always been up to now, and nothing more is possible -- because all knowledge and wisdom, was perfected long ago -- by their chosen ones, and it is heresy to believe anyone can do any other, more, or differently -- under threat of even death, which they feel comfortable and justified to enforce.
That is invariably "the news," just as it has been for all time before -- and not that the real news, is the unveiling of the challenge to the rules revealing a greater underlying truth -- formerly dismissed, as only an exception to the rule, and an aberration not worth knowing about. Thus the "law of averages," remain inviolable and sacrosanct, as laid down previously by "the authorities," which are the self-appointed few of every profession and self-interest. They are "the experts," and no further proof and demonstration, is required other than their say so, which must not be questioned -- or the gods themselves would be upset.
That was the old world order -- that new information revealed as the limits to thinking that retarded the progress, until it too was challenged and overcome -- and life became very different, for the next generations to come. It has always been that way -- until it isn't, and becomes the critical failure, at which life ceases as we know it -- and something radically and unfamiliarly new and different, comes into being -- as the natural evolution of how it must be -- with or without us. Life will go on.
But the question for every individual, is to remain a part of it -- and not the many falling by the wayside -- until we can't. That is quite different, from the many who drop out, because they refused to find a way to go on -- but were discouraged and frustrated at every turn, until they simply gave up trying and waited for their end -- even for however long that might be.
For too many, that is sadly when one no longer has dedicated teachers and guidance for their improvement -- and they are "on their own," to provide it for themselves -- as the successful individuals, they are conditioned to be. Instead, they learn all the wrong lessons -- that plagues them all their lives. Society then has no recourse, except that they must enforce the rules for such persons, because they cannot mature as individuals -- discovering the truth for themselves, as the exception to the rules -- they are uniquely privileged to discover for themselves. That is the reward, of their very living -- and not just what everyone is "entitled" to, regardless of how they live their lives.
That is the reason for their living -- and the meaning and purpose of their lives, they've given to themselves. That is very different from those who think that "Shit happens," and because of that, they have no control over their own lives, but should control everybody else's -- for the same results, or worse. What is important for such people, is that all experience the same results -- without variation, or individuation, because their golden rule, is that everything be the same, for everyone, for all time. That is their "Paradise," and what they strictly enforce.
They simply do what everybody else does -- thinking "more" is all they can do -- and never differently, or better. Such things are not possible -- to their way of thinking. Only more or less -- in only one way of thinking. And so their problems are never solved, but only get worse with time and age -- until the critical failure when it is impossible to continue any longer. But that is not the one way it has to be for everyone. That is the value of those who discover the "exceptions to the rule" -- that reveal the even greater truth lying undiscovered beneath it. It was there all along too.
It was the "simpler" truth -- there for the taking, but nobody could figure out how to make their exclusive profit from it -- and so it languished, neglected and ignored, until impossible to overlook anymore. It was the mountain overshadowing all the molehills people claimed as their exclusive turf and could work their own profit from. That is the greater life beyond present imagination to recognize -- that transforms life immeasurably without such limits and preconceived notions of what it is.