The story the Leavers have been enacting for the past three million years isnt a story of conquest and rule. Enacting it doesnt give them power. Enacting it gives them lives that are satisfying and meaningful to them. This is what youll find if you go among them. Theyre not seething with discontent and rebellion, not incessantly wrangling over what should be allowed and what forbidden, not forever accusing each other of not living the right way, not living in terror of each other not going crazy because their lives seem empty and pointless, not having to stupefy themselves with drugs to get through the days, not having a new religion every week to give them something to hold on to, not forever searching for something to do or something to believe in that will make lives worth living. And I repeat this is not because they live close to nature or have no formal government or because theyre innately noble. This is simply because theyre enacting a story that works well for people a story that worked well for three million years and that still works well where the Takers havent yet managed to stamp it out.
So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.<br/>Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.<br/>Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.<br/>Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.<br/>Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.<br/>Elves are terrific. They beget terror.<br/>The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.<br/>No one ever said elves are nice.<br/>Elves are bad.