The human race is an egotistical bunch. If you are trying to depute that…it’s not you…it’s your ego arguing with me.
I say this not to stir up dissent; I say this because our massive egos have been holding us back from creating a world that works everyone.
It’s really strange to think that we have been putting up with this bullshit for this long. Living in an abundant world by its very nature, we still have managed to deplete the earth of many vital resources and uphold a separatist attitude which allows inequality and poverty to perpetuate.
When you put it like that, it’s a bit weird to think.
Even weirder is that we support this type of “weirdness” in all we do. Just take me and my life for example:
- I strive to be known be others (with only a few good reasons why).
- Much of my attention is on myself rather than others.
- A good amount of my focus is put on making money. I actually believe I am different from many people as my earnings has come as a product of creating valuable things that I am passionate about–which has not yet equated to much monetary success, instead a simple living.
- I have no true need for about 50% of the things I buy.
Well…it looks like my life consists of a bunch of selfish wastefulness when you look at it in this context.
It’s easy to see that our priorities are completely out of wack. Much of this is culturally and structurally embedded while being upheld by a lack of inquiry into these system flaws (I will not say apathy because I feel that people truly care…even if some don’t know it). The media fuels massive distractions and an indoctrination of collective belief systems.
Before you see this as some crazy stuff I just decided to post on a random Monday…take a look at our lives:
We work to make a living (structural)…how important our work is to you is based on many cultural factors (as well as others). Because we work 8-10 hours a day it’s hard to give much attention to anything else. All else that falls within our small scope of attention typically relates to friends, family, entertainment and others interests that typically are a reflections of our friends, family, entertainment and work.
Therein lies the problem…the cultural and structural (social, political, monetary) forces help create our beliefs and actions. Money and status are the drivers behind those forces. Which brings us full circle back to our ego driven world.
Woahhh…what a rant.
Forget that…it would be denigrating to call this a rant. This is a call for awareness and consciousness. It’s a call to transcend the cultural and structural boundaries that are inflicted upon us. It’s a call to put contribution before status.
It may be too overwhelming to take on the system flaws of this world…still…we can all do our part to collectively create social change. Be aware, look beyond yourself, and start contributing to others!!
I would love to hear your thoughts on how we can collectively create a world that works for everyone.
If you are interested in joining a community that is looking to do just that…signup for early access to the Be Social Change website on besocialchange.com!
-Nothing but <3
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