Being civilized.

Symbolising the two "levels" of thinking.

Symbolising the two “levels” of thinking.

The meanings of the word civilized are all positive as well as its concept so how can we, who consider ourselves to be civilized, be civilized whilst doing the things we are doing and behaving as we do?


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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2 Responses to Being civilized.

  1. Steven Clear says:

    I think, both collectively and as individuals, we have a very high opinion of ourselves so we often create labels to match that opinion. ‘Intelligent Life Form’ for example. We don’t know, we might be this dumbest kids on the block in cosmic terms. Anyway…

    Oh, I was also born on Feb. 20. Different year thought. Take care.

    • Ian Gardner says:

      Quite so Steven. As for “I was also born on Feb. 20. Different year though.” there is an old saying, and I don’t repeat this in a negative way, “The only difference between me and you is that I got there first!” This was, apparently, said by some old guy to some young guy for some reason or other. For years I have found this comment very profound.
      All the best and welcome here 🙂

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