The fact that you cross the road at a green light at a pedestrian crossing does not give you a 100% guarantee of safety, but it dramatically reduces the likelihood of an accident. Accordingly, switching to red in the wrong place is also not a guarantee of disaster.
To protect A from B, you start C. to control C, d appears. as a result, the pyramid grows and the monster becomes so strong that it devours the host. By the way,in the end, a piece of everything was stolen.
In the evolutionary struggle, the weak one wins, because the poor in spirit are blessed and ready to love their enemy. The fact that predators protect their victims, predators benefit from reproduction and the safety of their food. The sheep who have placed themselves in the power of a prudent shepherd fall under his iron protection.
The weak like the strong a lot. As being around them makes the weak ones feel as if they get a part of their strength and get the feeling of being safe. That's why the strong ones are usually surrounded by the weak. And someone strong becomes even stronger due to gaining the aggregate strength of the weak ones. Now these people are the strong person's supporters. And the strong one may use their energy, knowledge, power and wits. In a situation like this someone strong becomes even stronger beyond one's own strength. Gradually someone that strong may even go beyond the strength and turn into a usual demon who hates everything and everyone.
The same can be said about any authority. The smart ones are usually surrounded by the silly. The beautiful ones are surrounded by the unattractive and the rich ones- by the beggars.
However it's not a matter of friendship. As friendship likes equality. Here, it's rather a matter of some kind of symbiotic relationship. Slaves need a master. On the other hand, if a master gets obsessed with pridefulness and becomes an evil demon, the slaves will have hard time. But if a master remains a nice person, everyone will be generally happy.
To cross the borderline and see there's nothing good behind it and go back.
One day when I was walking in some Hasidic neighborhood in New York City I noticed a child sitting on a grill and hanging out of the window. They fit grills on windows as protection from thieves. But hasidic grills were so strange as they stuck out half a meter and resembled something like a semi cage. So that a child could easily hang out of the window and get on this grill as if being in the street. I watched that child who was playing in that window and couldn't understand the use of that grill. And suddenly great joy thrilled through my heart. I finally got it.
A human being is curious. And curiosity is everyone's passion. The only way to overcome it is to give in. But if you give in to your passion, this passion may easily destroy you. And that grill is a nice way to give in to the passion and cross the borderline but a protection from bad consequences as well. A curious child wants to hang out of the window to see what's behind the borderline. Without a grill a child could be so eager to get there and see the unknown that it could result into falling out of the window. The external world is cruel and passions are so destructive that they may destroy a weak human being. The grill helps to cross the borderline and sate the curiosity by seeing that there's nothing interesting out there and get back safe and sound. So it makes a child happy to sate the curiosity by crossing the borderline and the grill is a protection from what is behind that borderline.
What's more interesting about this method is that it's interesting to get behind the borderline. It's similar to a coaster. And the fact that one remains safe while being behind the borderline, adds some elegance to it all.
Don't try to do "something great" in a crowd. When in the crowd, be like everyone else. But do whatever you want while being alone.
P.S. But it should be mentioned that it's not only something great that grows during your being alone. As stupidity and heresy grow well in safety too. That's why it's better to reach some level of self-awareness and wisdom before becoming secluded for growing the great.
It's only wise people who need to become secluded to get the enlightenment. While stupid ones get the opposite result.
Diversity is a matter of survival. Something big and lonely is vulnerable to any attack. There's not a single lock that can't be broken. Thus, any system, no matter how strong, can be destroyed. But it's impossible to destroy a thousand systems as it takes a lot of time. All systems are different, with different resilience. While a virus works its way up to a particular system or a dozen ones, another hundred of them may notice and destroy it. They may even adapt to it and find a way to survive.
Of course, the human mind itself is able to create its own morality and can program its reactions, however, universal moral values allow a person to achieve unity with other people, thus increasing its strength and security. Belonging to the universe inspires one's faith.
At the heart of everything is the desire of the libido to reproduce. It creates a thirst for love and a thirst for love. Having love creates the desire to work and grow to provide and protect offspring. On the desire of reproduction rest all higher dreams, such as the desire for love and sex, the desire to become a star or the desire for wealth. Vanity is a thirst for admiration, because if you are admired, you are loved. Money is strength and security, the strong and the rich are also loved. The libido wants offspring, the more the better. The mind interferes with libido fear, says, we are weak for this. The libido insists that the mind work and think more on this task.
Depression is a chance. The person fell into depression because he stopped growing and began to wither. He had been dying for a long time, but before he died the last barrier of the security system was activated. Depression is a person's last chance to stop the degradation of personality, rethink their lives and resume growth.
What does the depletion of what it means to disconnect from the power supply? When thou art a mountain, or faithful to the mountains, thou art not in danger of such an attack, for the winds love the mountains, and nothing can break the hardness of their passion.
With the child you need to talk, convincing that his fears are groundless and in fact all is well. You can make him a talisman and hang on his neck or arm, instilling a sense of security. Also, the mother herself should control her anxiety and fear about the child and his being out of the house. For the fear of the mother is transmitted to the child.
The dependent person strives for dependence in order to gain security and get rid of fear. But fear is pride and lust for power and possession. Having got rid of fear, such a person turns into his opposite - megalomania, which contradicts his dependent position. In the future, he will either console himself with illusions and self-deception, or enter into conflict and destroy the relationship where he is dependent. However, to create a relationship, no matter where the dependence, he can not, because he is always looking for security.
Fear is pride and lack of humility. If such a person is freed from fear, he will awaken a thirst for power and possession. He, being dependent, looks for those who would give him safety, and then tries to seize them. If this fails, the relationship either breaks up or becomes chronically conflicted and unhappy.