We, as a race, are laying a foundation that can only be coined as dirty laundry. An inherited degeneracy that hopefully will not passed down to our progeny. As we are massively heralding in a new chapter of our existence, I think we can all sense a foreboding feeling. We have choices to make, ones that either have sustainable progress or that could easily wipe us out.
How is it that BILLIONS of dollars are spent on war and yet there are people starving in our world?
We’re trashing our beautiful earth in the name of production that we need quickly, more efficiently at higher volumes, more, and faster. The consumerism of materials is astonishing given there are much more sustainable ways to produce, especially plastics.
All the while there are millions of starving people who need to be fed on this planet.
Within the past 100 years we’ve created thousands of years of damage to our soil, waters, air, forests and freshwaters. Our foods are not giving us proper nutrients, are in some cases toxic and in the U.S. organic is outrageously expensive. In most major cities due to mass amounts of pollution there are insufficient amounts of oxygen. Disease is higher as a result of this. Not to mention our water is becoming corporatized.
There are many types of resourceful, healthier energy and sustainable motors that could run on reusable and non toxic fuels or electricity. With so much technological advancement over the past 50 years, many would think these issues would be a priority. Instead we heavily rely on oil due to the monopoly of it in our economy, which is backwards and in-conducive to progress.
Our attitude towards how we are with material goods is indicative of our priorities; we discard them carelessly for the next best thing. I understand they may hold value, therefore, cherish them for what they are but keep in mind, they’re not more important than our connections to one another and our precious earth and creatures, neither is money, titles, fame and glory.
Excuses are abound and excuses will not get us out of this. I hear it’s been done this way for thousands of years, or, this is just how we are, we’re doomed. Which I don’t believe is true.
It’s an aversion to change.
I have an aversion, to the distraction that is happening through massive levels of conditioning and brainwashing.
I feel in the depths of my being the pain and suffering happening on deprived levels to people, animals and our earth. A deep fear in people, from basic needs not being met. This is an unconscious hijacking of the Amygdala, our most primal survival instinct. This causes desperation to meet those needs and I believe, higher rates of crime and dependency. Until all of us have our inherent right and ability to have survival needs met, than none of us can truly reach the levels of consciousness that is our potential as a race. Which we all feel within us as we’re all connected. This is common sense it’s also scientifically proven, known as the collective consciousness.
Our collective is at extreme unease, unknowing what to do. What we could start to do is be courageous, take responsibility for our actions and stand for what we know is good, what is pure for each other and our planet. So that purity is preserved for the children and our future.
We can no longer hide our heads in the sand about what is happening on our planet nor give into the fear that is running rampant. Think about what you are using, what you are eating, what you are wearing where it came from and how it is produced. Think about the carbon footprint you are leaving.
Don’t misunderstand me, I know I’m also a part of the problem, all of us are. The solution lies with us, and thinking about what we leave for the great, great-grandchildren of our world. As easy as it is to shrug off what’s important in the distraction game, this is not to be cast away.
Parents want a safe world for their children to grow up in and I believe it’s time to take action, quickly, to counteract what is happening. Much of what we’re seeing comes from the patriarchal ways of plundering and separation that have been handed down to us from prior generations. We don’t have time to play in those archaic belief systems any longer.
We either work together, as essentially, we’re all humans.
Or we keep going at the pace we’re at, and I’ll say it again:
We will be destroyed as a race, by our inability to connect to the emotions of love, conservation, compassion, unity, tolerance, peace and empathy.
Love as always is the key….
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We don’t have time to play in those archaic belief systems any longer.
“Of all the creatures ever made he (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one…that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.” ― Mark Twain
I agree. However, there is hope for us if we continue increasing investment in educating children about the environment (and our roles in it) and about some of those critically important issues you describe. I say “continue” increasing because there is far more of that kind of education going on than ever in my school years.
As for taking action, a strong focus on what someone does best, or on a few causes that most move them, is better than spreading out over too many pursuits to make a real difference in most of them. (The focus often changes over the years of a life.)
Growing education and focused effort. With them I think there’s hope for us. Two parts of solutions to situations you describe.
Yes I agree there is more action being taken in our education systems and hopefully it continues to grow more so than ever before. I think that addressing the two points you addressed would certainly be helpful and solutions of sorts.
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Most people who lament over the present state of the planet use the collective “we” as if it’s just a matter of commitment. However, there are several types of “we” out there and one of them has no intention (or ability) to change their selfish habits. This group consists of non-empathetic narcissists and sociopaths (and more rarely, psychopaths) who do not possess a conscience to support the common good. These are the same people who are attracted to politics, business and the military as the best careers to flourish in their selfish ways. They can NOT be counted on to make the necessary changes. Society needs to learn about these personality disorders and watch for them, then eventually establish laws that prevent them from enacting their ultimately destructive ways. Capitalisn lets them thrive. A true, open democracy will need to keep them in check. And to achieve true democracy, individuals will need to become independent thinkers with skeptical minds, unprogrammed by our seductive technologies and affluent lifestyles. We will need to first create a society of questioning, caring, tolerant and autonomous thinkers before a change can occur.
Empathy is the key.
What good is life, without quality of life? It is our juggernaut of procreation, multiplying our numbers, which must be brought under control.
Too many directions, each pulling us, effectively rendering us immobile. If only we all could pull in one direction.