I am constantly battling with myself and the world, and why everything that happens around me makes less and less sense. I feel like im changing faster then my surroundings. Humanity is stuck in a rut and its not changing; as the gap between the rich and the poor grows, as does the gap between the educated critical thinkers and the superficial simple thinkers. There is no bridge anymore. Less and less people become interested in something and take the time to learn about it and want to know more. People just want to know whats easy to know. Less and less actually want to better their lives by being aware and educated and progressing. What’s worse is that less and less actually want to become better people for the sake of mankind and for the sake of being better people for the people around them. I feel like America has created a society that is much too individualistic for the social nature of humans. We have unthinkably selfish people that are incapable of being naturally compassionate towards other people. The “all for one and one for all” motto of America has also worked against equality. Everybody only has the chance to be equal. It is not guaranteed. In such a system, some people have to lose. Our economy is solely based on competition; one person wins and subsequently one other loses. This in turn makes us incredibly selfish and greedy for we have to fight to win and be happy. If we don’t fight good enough we lose and losing equates to having little money and little security therefore much more worry and stress and unhappiness. Unhappiness breeds bitterness and resentment and turn people cold and hard.
If the problems in this world were written in a book, the pages would be infinite. But problems are not created by outside forces. Nature actually functions quite well without too many problems. So we have been creating our own problems and only we can fix them. However, I don’t think people even realize that — everyone thinks that the problems of the world are much bigger than them, and can never truly be solved. That way of thinking is defeatist. The common thought is that the way it is, is just the way it is. But nothing is ever permanent — nothing. If we bring about our problems we must be able to solve them. People also forget that those in charge are humans too. They don’t have a larger brain, or more innate managing capabilities, they don’t have the capability to know more than anyone else. They may have more motivation, greed, a larger ego and their hunger for power may be insatiable; but they are just humans. We are all equally capable, we all have the same capacities for greatness, knowledge and enlightenment. We humans are all capable of changing the things we see wrong and finding true solutions to our problems.
I worry for the world. I think about it everyday. Sometimes I feel like everything will change eventually and humanity will lead itself to a higher level and a better height. Other days I just don’t know, and I worry about not knowing a lot. Will humanity be a failed species?
…for their conditioning assumes a static identity, and challenging ones belief system, usually results in insult and apprehension, for being wrong is erroneously associated with failure. When in fact, to be proven wrong should be celebrated, for it is elevating someone to a new level of understanding.
“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”—Martin Luther King, Jr. (via rubyinthedust)