The universe isn’t deterministic. It doesn’t discriminate. It simply Is.
It is we, who just bumble about, doing what we do, being who and what we are.
We are in this constant state of action and reaction, always interpreting information, adapting to changes in the environment, and making choices based on our own experience.
Humans are blessed and cursed.
We are blessed with the ability to gather and interpret knowledge. We are blessed with the ability to conceptualize possibilities and conceive of a future. We are blessed with the ability to communicate complex ideas with one another.
However, some experiences, some knowledge, can create a hindrance.
The knowledge that anyone and anything is a potential threat, can rob a person of their ability to derive joy from the present, for example.
Another problem is misinformation.
Some people purposefully spread misinformation, in order to shape other people’s perception.
For example, media seems to perpetuate opinions and accusations, which sway the public to think in a particular way about issues.
Every issue is polarized by politics, which serves to keep the population divided and distracted, and hence unable to accomplish social progress.
Maybe you are one of those people who have woken from the fog of deception. Maybe you are wondering what you can do. What can any of us do?
Socialization has taught us to trust others with our well-being, infrastructure, and society as a whole.
It has been proven repeatably, we in fact, cannot trust the welfare of society to these crooks currently in office.
So, what you can do is: trust yourself.
Trust that you have the sense, the intuition, and the ability, to do what is in your best interest.
I think there are some basic things we can all agree on.
We need clean water, clean air, rich soil, and nutritious food. Basics.
It would be wise to elect people or to run for office yourself, for those of us who realize that a small elite are systematically destroying our resources and hoarding theirs, so that the human race will be completely dependent.
We are making our planet uninhabitable.
We are allowing fracking to destroy our drinking water. Our lifestyles are acidifying the oceans, destroying ecosystems, and wiping out wildlife, while simultaneously destroying the quality of human life.
We are capable of creating any reality we choose for ourselves.
The Players of this Game of Life have chosen profit and perpetual suffering.
Are you a pawn or do you choose to play how you want?
This is where the human curse comes in.
The imagination is powerful. We have been taught what to imagine and what to expect: life isn’t fair, I’m just one person, one person can’t make a difference, it is what it is, we’re expendable, quantity is better than quality, etc.
The truth is, everything is a man made construct. Money is imaginary (and has no actual value, it isn’t backed by anything physical). Governments are just a bunch of rules and hierarchy made up by people a long time ago. The work week is based on the Gregarian calendar, another man-made concept. Royalty is only royal because their ancestors convinced your ancestors of their superiority. Monogamy was a means of control that came about with monotheism. Marriage is just a made up ritual meant to solidify a union within a community. Borders are imaginary. How can a human own a chunk of a 4.5 billion year old planet?
Do you get the point?
Nothing is set in stone. We can live however we choose to live.
It is a matter of breaking out of ideas which no longer serve you or mankind and it starts with trusting yourself to make the right choice.
I don’t expect everyone to just wake up and take responsibility. We aren’t going to change over night.
Our way of life and blind obedience has been ingrained in us for centuries. This will take time.
We have to put forth the best version of ourselves that we can, because that is how we are going to get through these dark times ahead.