What happened to us earth? Remember the good old days when girls who stripped themselves naked for entertainment were considered whores and shunned by society? Now we pay them millions of dollars, treat them like gods and make them household names. What are we doing to ourselves? Ignore the attention seekers, you have better things to do with your time.
Now I’m not a prude by any means. Nor am I really a fan of shunning people. But there’s a time and a place for displaying the base animal nature that lay inside oneself, there is never a time in a public place where it should be acceptable to do so. The time for doing so is when you are alone with your lover. Who else really has a need to see that side of you? Your body is a temple for your partner to worship. To share the most intimate parts of your physical being with everyone on the planet hardly makes it special for your significant other. The heat of passion is intensified in knowing that only you have explicit access to your partner, not to be shared with anyone else. A private bond, a partner to share your innermost fantasies with.
More importantly, why have we made certain people ridiculously wealthy for our amusement? That’s right, we are paying people to join the 1% club because they amuse and entertain us? Not just entertainers but designers, restauranteurs, and all sorts of business owners. Why? What is so important that you spend what little you have to make other people wealthy? What do certain stores have to offer you that you cannot get somewhere else for less? If the overhead costs of something were so high as to justify the prices we pay for things, the rich would not keep getting richer.
Do you need a designer label, a second home, a boat of your own? Do we not have a responsibility to the segment of humanity that is suffering because of the inequality we bring on ourselves? Yes, we bring it on ourselves. The moment you agree to pay a ridiculous mark up for a good or service, especially one you don’t need for your survival, you are helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer by driving prices up. Have you forgotten that a need is something you require to survive, food, shelter, clothing, love, etc? Everything else is a want.
Why do we continually pollute the planet with our desire for excess?
You require transportation? How much? Does your lifestyle really require a vehicle to be at your beckon call? If not why aren’t you choosing public transportation.
What was that about teaching a man to fish instead of just giving him a fish?
If you grow plants in your house for decoration, why not choose plants that are edible, medicinal, sustainable?
What are you feeding your body? Look at the list of ingredients on the nearest food or drink label. I’ll wait. How many words were you able to recognize and or pronounce? Does it the item resemble any food or drink found in nature?
What is wrong with your natural beauty that you need to pay a hairstylist hundreds of dollars to color your hair or chemically alter it? Look at the labels of your beauty or personal care products. How many ingredients do you recognize? How many ingredients are found in nature?
What are the side effects of the chemicals that you are putting on your skin and in your body? Do you know? Do you care? Water, milk, juice (100% juice from a 100% plant), coffee and tea or a beverage with a strong enough chemical composition to dissolve nails and remove battery acid? (That would be Coca-Cola folks.)
Do you need an expensive home, expensive furniture? How many rooms do you actually need to live comfortably? Isn’t it more important to humanity as a whole that everyone has a comfortable place to live and sleep instead of you having a game room, a workout room, and a closet just for shoes?
Look around yourself right now. Take a good long look. I’ll wait.
What is in the room with you? Clothes? Are clothes important protection for your skin, yes. Do those clothes need to be made by a certain manufacturer, do they need to be elaborate or decadent to achieve the goal of protecting your skin? No, no they don’t. They just need to be practical for daily use. So why are you paying ridiculous amounts of money for designer names or ridiculous embellishments? Wouldn’t your resources be better spent on something useful? What else is in your room? A giant TV? How much of your life is spent watching that TV? I personally have wasted countless hours of my life watching other people’s stories while, I procrastinated living my own life. Imagine if you only used the TV to learn new things? How knowledgeable could you have been by now with the amount of your life already spent watching TV if you had only been watching documentaries and learning programs?
What is in the room with you right now that is essential to your health and well being? No really. What is each objects function? Does it serve a purpose? Is it useful? You can’t take any of these objects that you have surrounded yourself with you to the next life.
What tasks in your life do you pay others to perform that you can do yourself? I replaced my own laptop keyboard in less than five minutes after watching a free how to video on YouTube. A service someone else wanted to charge me $75.00 for. So my cost was only for the part, which I purchased directly from the manufacturer. I have no electronics training, but I do have a brain.
“Convenience products” aren’t very convenient if using them or owning them results in poisoning of the body, or destabilizing the economy.
Let’s not for get the definition of economy: “1.Thrift management; frugality in the expenditure or consumption of money, materials, etc. 2. an act or means of thrifty saving; a saving 3. the management of the resources of a community, country,etc., especially with a view to its productivity. 4. the prosperity or earnings of a place 5. the disposition or regulation of the parts or functions of any organic whole; an organized system or method. 6. the efficient, sparing, or concise use of something” (According to Dictionary.com)
Does that definition even sound like what we’re doing with our planets resources? Not remotely.
Shouldn’t we all be looking to the future survival of our species, our planet? In other words the big picture. People were here thousands of years before you were born. Wouldn’t you like people to be here thousands of years from now? I think we can get back to basics, and use technology at the same time. Shouldn’t all humans have access to basic human needs? What makes one tribe more deserving than another? Nothing. No human is more deserving than another human.
At the end of the day, what is your contribution to humanity? What have you done for society? Is the work that you do necessary to the survival of the species? If not why are you doing it? To pay the bills, I get it. I do. But I feel I have a responsibility to help make the world better. Life is hard, most days I can’t stand being alive but, I want to have something to show for my life when it’s over. I want to make a difference.
We are related you and I. We are related because we are both human. Our most basic needs are the same. Individuality can be achieved without the oppression of other humans.
We don’t have to agree to get along. We agree to disagree and then we put our differences aside and work toward the greater good. Does that not align with your belief system? If not, why not? Are you better than other humans? How do you figure that exactly?
The universe is 13.8 billion years old. You only get about 100 years. A blink of an eye really when you put it into perspective. How will you spend your life? Will you use your time for the greater good or will you make a public spectacle of yourself for the depraved masses? Are you one of the depraved masses? Your life matters only if you make it matter. What actions will you take today to make a difference? Will you be remembered for what your gave to humanity or will you just fade into the background like so many others.