Conditioning and Culture
Is conditioning centuries of tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation, and is it the whole background of civilisation, culture, the social impacts and the many experiences that one has? Does all this contribute to the conditioning of the brain?
Not only all this but also the various impressions, propaganda, literature, television, all this seems to add to the background, to the conditioning of every human being, whether he is poor, uneducated, and to the most highly educated, sophisticated human beings. This conditioning has been a factor that has endured probably for a million years, or fifty thousand years.
Society is what we have made of it, what each individual throughout the million or fifty thousand years have according to their desires, ambitions, conditioning to their personal tendencies, to their aggression and so on, all this has actually contributed to the society in which we live. So, society is not different from us.…
And it seems to us the conditioning of the human being is to be examined much more thoroughly, gone into very, very deeply, and find out whether the human condition can ever be radically changed, and so the social structure that is born of human conditioning can also be changed.
So, whether we live in the most primitive, brutal state, or the highest educated, scientific community, we seem to neglect, or even forget…whether that human condition can ever be radically changed.