I was thinking last night as I was falling asleep. Why do we need blankets? I understand that they keep us warm but we also have clothes that keep us warm, and radiators so why do we need blankets. The part that puzzles me the most is that I know for a fact that I can't sleep without one. I *need* blankets. Why? Are we conditioned to need them?
I was also thinking about Buddhism. In high school I took a Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies class and we studied Buddhism quite deeply. Buddhists have what they call Three Universal Truths - things that don't change and will always happen and be.
Anicca - everything changes.
Anatta - non-self
Dukkah - suffering
Surely, there should be something about blankets thrown in there? Everything does indeed change, there always will be suffering, we all have souls AND we all need blankets...
So, what gives? What's the deal with blankets? Why do I love and collect blankets? Who started the whole blanket thing? How do you feel about this?