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The Roles in Different Soul Ages - Part 5 (Sages)


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Sages as infant Souls


Ever told a store around a campfire? Well, that tradition was begun by sages long past. In ancient tribes, sages told stories behind the shadows of the flame at night, telling stories from their real lives, and then stories from their intuition and imagination, creating what are called the folk tales and fairy tales spread around the world today. Whether it was the story of Aladdin and the genie from the Middle East and the story of Cinderella from French origin, infant sages weaved their tales. Their tales are still with us today, not just in folk tales, but the stories woven from the cave paintings, which are concrete remnants to the ancestors of humanity today. They are echoes and ghosts of the pasts, still leaving their mark thousands and thousands of years later. No matter how one may agree or disagree with their ideas, they reflected a sense of curiosity to understand the world around them. Of asking questions such as who they are, what they are, where they came from, why they're here, and as much as modern times have us disagreeing with them, the technological and cultural empires of today would not have begun without the humble beginnings of ancient sages' questions. In a sense, a storyteller is trying to ask a question, and perhaps even without the answers yet, no answers could ever be found without the questions first. How many times were we afraid to ask something, because it would make us look foolish? That, or because it would sully our pride by making us appear ignorant by admitting that there are things we do not know. Here the infant sage only has the ability to ask and wonder, simply because they understand that there is so much they do not know yet.


Sages as Baby Souls


Before films and movies, we had the theater. As sages got into organized groups of rules, as seen in the times of baby souls, they begun to organize themselves in the first dramas of history. They began with polar opposite genres -- the invention of comedy and tragedy. In both comedy and tragedy, we began to learn about the follies of man. In comedy, we learned it through laughter the foolishness and flaws of people, and in tragedy, we saw how the hero can fail his own story, warning others of the consequences of a loss of virtue. Baby souls are associated with a kind of stern seriousness and reserved manner when it comes to teaching strict rules of virtue, but baby souls can truly explore the extremes of drama, while still allowing for the teaching of rules and lessons in these types of stories. As easy it is to dismiss these plays as simple entertainment, back then, it was truly taken as a serious study of how disobedience to the virtues sought out by humanity could destroy or harm a person's life, which is part of the structure of our stories today. Ancient plays often included the one weakness of a character - "the Achilles heel" -- that eventually wrecks apart the hero, no matter how many strengths he has in others. Though baby sages' stories are not usually well represented of different groups of people. For example, back then, only men could join plays, and men had to play the women's parts! And no one would find that strange then. In more recent times, the dark side of the baby sage may be shown in propaganda, whether in classic war propaganda or more subtle uses in advertisements, where certain people who are different -- whether by race, sexuality, gender identity, religion or more, are often playing the villain roles, and those who are the same as "us" are the heroes over "them".


Sages as Young Souls


Young sages are reflected by the role of jesters in medieval society. Silly on the outside, but far more powerful than anyone else under the king himself. In medieval times, often only the jester could question the king. It was through making a king laugh through their teasing insults rather than angry exchanges could eventually the first shifts of change from the baby soul's strict hierarchy could happen. In this, you can see how the charisma of a sage in a "humble position," could have far more power and influence over the powerful than someone who may be more direct about their ideals. Young sages are deeply fascinated with how the power of charisma can be used, whether through deep handsomeness or beauty, as some female royalty could well use to encourage their husbands to do something they want, and through, of course, the talents of music, performance, comedy, wit and speech. Sages in those times might as well have found themselves in the court of law or educating their high class students with their grand intelligent speeches. In modern times, young sages are well present in the famous celebrity figures of today, and that has further increased due to the democratic nature of the internet, where anyone can become famous, and you no longer have to be "rich" enough to get into show business. It is often through the internet, and social media influence, that modern young souls can spread their messages across the world without any of the strict hierarchies in traditional mediums -- such as TV, radio or newspapers, which they are exploring nowadays. I'm sure I don't have to explain the specifics of the flaws that could make today, I gather.


Sages as Mature Souls


In the history of film, it used to be that certain restrictions were on place that would sound absurd today as seen in the early twentieth century. For example, this includes the Hays Code in American film history. What is the Hays Code, you ask? The Hays Code included a ban on any show that portrayed crime and immorality in a positive light, which means there are no (realistic) depictions of bad guys getting away without punishment to inform the public. Another rule included that no images of poverty should be seen, as it is not up to their "standards of the times." Nudity and overt sexual behavior, even through consenting adults, were not allowed. Christian faith and Christian clergy can never be mocked in a negative light. Drug use is not shown, unless it is meant as a cautionary tale. "Perverse," topics were not allowed, such as homosexuality and even interracial romance. It seems, before the debates of gay marriage today, there were debates about the sanctity of marriage between a white person with other races. No profanity was allowed and no one can use the name of God in various types of exclamations. The United States flag was meant to be respected, but there are no rules for other types of flags. Many mature sages, of course, formed a movement against resisting the full expression of the times here. Beyond obvious discrimination as the issue here, what is the point of not showing darker films with much darker topics? Without any portrayal of those in much darker situations, people lost the ability to express their own deeper sufferings in life, whether in the past or the present. It also encouraged judgment over forgiveness, or at least an increased tolerant, as seeing films in the point of view of "villains" often allowed us to sympathize with them. Mature sages did not necessarily release them from all the consequences, but with the easing of restrictions, we began to hear stories from the perspectives of those we usually would not hear from, and perhaps then, we can begin to understand them. 


Sages as Old Souls


Old sages may seem like an oxymoron to many, with the humorous dramatic flair not being associated with the wisdom of the old soul, but it is far from a paradox. Old souls are wise because they can truly laugh at themselves, and not simply laugh for the purpose of a certain agenda. They do not need to laugh to ask a question as infant souls do, they do not have to laugh to teach a lesson, to influence others as the young soul does, or to even teach a higher message of tolerance and acceptance as mature souls do. Old sages, except when they suppress their true selves from society, can learn to be happy and to have fun, without the use of certain addictions found in society. Addictions, whether to drugs, money, power, fame, authority, and dysfunctional romance, is not caused by fun, but because a person cannot find pleasure and enjoyment in more simple ways of play, whether that is through singing out loud on a karaoke night, or playing board games with your family each weekend. Even compared to the mature sage, an old sage ironically is better suited to influencing people because they are not bent on forcing people to be who they want to be, which only seems to invite further resistance. They skip the constant nagging, and rather than rushing to the discussion of how to change them, they take their time. They're patient. They have fun, make small talk, get to know each other, and eventually then, they will open up to the old sage for advice. The old sage does not feel the need for someone to immediately trust them, like them and agree with them, or at least, they learn how to in this stage, and through this patience, they are able to find many who are willing to listen. As a lasting message, the old sage is able to truly create change because they understand how to listen, and people only are willing to listen to you back if you are willing to listen to them.



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