If we learned to be self reliant instead of dependent, think of all of the things we could get done and how exciting that might be to build and create with each other instead of having enterprises emphasizing our differences, and though they are bad things. Really, do we want everyone to be the same? With the same thoughts, the same beliefs, the same everything when we need our differences...now more than ever.
So dark, the media in the west seems to appear. Fights for money and not for life. Fights over pensions, taxes, wages...between class systems that are driven by one tool. A tool that has been given life to take away or add to our lives. A thing has been given power over the breathing people who have a pulse and don't realize how important being an individual is. A tool that is fought over instead of shared. A thing that rules even the elite and moneyed classes. How far we have to go that we would given intelligence to a hammer and not retain any wisdom. A thing that has taken lives to pay others to take lives not because war is noble, but because it is paid for.
That we give so little thought to the youth of this age who remind us that "Peace is OURS...IF we want it." That would mean for all of us. Revenge? What good is it? Revenge can only come back time and time again for it is never satisfied. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. (Emerson)
When will we rise up out of the dark ages and stop our blood sacrifices to our gods? Be those gods of money, material, profits and religion or power, take down those sacrifice pits. Blood spilled for nothing. Wasted lives that we have no concept of how rare and precious each life is. YOU were a ONE in a 300,000 Billion shot (Amram Scheinfeld)! Each life is beyond calculation as far as potential impact. So why are we told we have to BE like each other? Oh what opportunities we miss when we fail to see and realize we all are needed.
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide;
that he must take himself
as his portion, that through the wide universe is full of good
no kernal of nourishing can come to him,
but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.
The power which resides in him is new in nature,
and none but he knows what that is which he can do,
nor does he know until he has tried.
Simply put, YOU want what exactly you want for yourself. It takes just one to stop repeating messages of hate and revenge. To be able to see and be who you are and not be a 'joiner'. You can be a third rate copy of your idols or a first rate original...you. Imitation is not flattery. It steals from everything you could be.
This world needs you, the authentic version now more than ever. You have to accept yourself and quite trying to be what you believe others want you to be. Seek yourself and you will find where your heart is. I think if people really looked, they would find that the universe IS good, and if we realized that would we need to go to war with anyone? What do you want? Why waste the shot we have been given to be here. 300,000 Billion to One...what odds for each one of us!