Ethereality of Stars

“Daily Life is harsh, most of us constantly seek an escape from it in fantasies and dreams. Stars feed on weakness; standing out from others  through a distinctive and appealing style, they make us want to watch them. At the same time, they are vague and ethereal, keeping their distance, and letting us imagine, more than is there. Their dreamlike quality works on our unconscious; we are not aware of how much we imitate them.”  

The Art of Seduction- Robert Greene 

I have been reading The Art of Seduction, by Robert Green. A book I would normally not read. I do not believe people should be “seduced”… A friend recommended the book to me a few years back and I was not interested… The art of seduction… is manipulation…

However, I finally began to read the book after he read it again. I was shocked by the value of some of the context. While the ultimate goal is obtaining “power”, the concepts and stories embedded within are beautiful metaphors of Life and People. I could go on…

I recommend this book with apprehension… I am not one for obtaining power, I feel that power is a root of destruction… coexisting takes much more effort.   

I feel as though maybe I should have worded this better. I do not want to give the impression that I am supporting manipulation and this book is far from… I wanted to show that looks and preconceived notions can be deceiving…

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10 responses to “Ethereality of Stars

  1. Manipulation and power games are facts of life .
    Co-existing is also a fact of life .

    At times , an alternative power is needed to counter
    manipulation .

    The same person may do all of these with different masks .

    Such is life !

    Yet , it does not touch the beauty of life – at least for
    those who avoid these and counter these effectively .

    To some extent avoiding people who give value to these or think of life in these terms while appearing to be different is also needed .

    akash

  2. Surprised that such a warped view of life should find a way here .

    Was it always there in the background , in the layers of blogs ?

    akash

    (((Akash)))… warped?

  3. SE… I actually am, it is funny how we are turned off by the title… it truly is a book filled with wonderful potential and hidden treasures.

    I feel as though maybe I should have worded this better. I do not want to give the impression that I am supporting manipulation and this book is far from… I wanted to show that looks and preconceived notions can be deceiving…

  4. What an interesting sounding book, Enreal! Personally, I loved the title..but that’s just me! LOL

    I have to pose the question to ‘all of us’. And that is this: Isn’t ALL of life a series of energy exchanges?

    Some exchanges might be called manipulation or seduction. But so is making a vow, or dressing a certain way, or how we speak to strangers in the store. Believe me, I’m a total supporter of harmless acts of seduction. I seduced my children (when they were small) with promises of some sort of pleasure if they did something I wanted (say, picked up their room or whatever). I’ve definitely used sexual seduction to get what I wanted (big grin here). And my entire JOB is about a form of seduction: MARKETING! LOL

    Each and everyone of our actions is some sort of energy exchange. INTENTION behind the exchange is really at the heart of the matter, isn’t it?


    (((Grace)))… you are 100% right… it is all about energy exchanges… not just individual exchanges, but as a collective whole as well… that seems to be where people mostly lose their energies, as if it is too big a challenge… that is where they are wrong, it only takes a butterflies wings to cause a devastating storm… interesting discussion, I shall comment again, thanks for the inspiration.

  5. They pee and poo,
    Like all of us do!

    (((99ppp)))… This might sound weird but I don’t get it??

    I’ll be the first to make fun of myself =)

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  7. “They” are the stars mentioned in the quote, which I presume are celebrities, not celestial bodies. Just adding a bit of humour. 😉

    (((99ppp)))… alright, now I get it… I may not always shine my brightest

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