Neoplatonism: Supposed to be new. It’s ancient. Supposed to be about Plato. He’s ancient too. An ism in antiquity. Infused with the idea that trance will connect one to a higher power. Solipsism: Selfism. Like a child who won’t share, this ism is for those who think they’re the center of the universe. Cronyism: Friend worship. That’s all really. It can be described as paying a lot of attention to friends and close relationships, but no others. It gets so deep, this attention, as to be considered worship. Socialism: Social worship. Like Cronyism, only reversed, so that the zealous attention is paid to society. Tends to screw over the individual to benefit the crowd or the state. Fascism: Sometimes a covert racism, fascism is a way for dictators to remain in power, because any voting system is abolished. Favors the state over individuals. Sadism: sexual pleasure from inflicting pain on someone else. Masochism: Sexual pleasure from being subjected to pain. Racism: Worship of the race to which you belong. All others are considered inferior. Ageism: Worship of the age group to which you belong. All others are considered inferior. Intellectualism: Worship of the idea of intelligence. It used to be a devotion to learning. This ism sacrifices wisdom for encyclopedic trivia. Organism: Not a worship. Unless you’re a weirdo. An Organism is a system, usually complex, and usually considered alive. (I threw this one in here to test the attention span of the reader.) Republican-ism: The belief that only one party can govern a political system. Democrat-ism: The belief that only one party can govern a political system. Buddhism: The belief that a steady progression through selflessness will exalt an active practitioner. Christian-ism: The belief that a steady progression through selflessness will exalt an active practitioner. Judaism: The belief that a steady progression through selflessness will exalt an active practitioner. Materialism: Worship of physical possessions. Sexism: Prejudice against the opposite gender. Audism: Prejudice against the hearing-impaired.
If you’re practicing any prejudice against others, just stop. Most of us have more in common than we have differences. Like the lizard above, we can bridge the gap!