A Thought on Humanity
As a culture, humanity strives for quantitative improvement. We work for smaller devices, bigger bank accounts, faster results- anything we can attach a number to, we try to improve.
If you wanted to sum up modern society in one sentence, you could say that we are “a group of bald monkeys, working desperately to improve our numbers.”
And when you put it in those terms, it becomes pretty obvious pretty quickly that, as a species, we are missing something… because there there is a hell of a lot more to life than improving your numbers.
Love, beauty, creativity, consciousness- these are things that cannot be quantified. They are not quantities but qualities. They are number-less experiences, and for that reason, they do not get prioritized alongside “economic recovery.” And it shows. Our GDP is huge, and life is one big fucking struggle for humans all over the planet- even in the “developed” nations. You have to work your face off 40+ hours per week just to live. Insanity is not a strong enough word.
When asked about our goals, people respond with aspirations to work their way up the corporate ladder at some horse-shit company. You never hear aspirations to “experience deeper consciousness.” People don’t even know what that means. But what if they did? How different would our world look?
At some point, we are going to have to wake up and see what an insane state of affairs we are perpetuating. We are going to have to stop doggedly defending the bullshit systems that keep us in this state.
Fiat money- police states- prisons- dictatorial education- military occupation for resources- and mandatory taxes to support all of it. It’s fucking crazy.
And when we finally acknowledge that elephant in the room- only then- will we be able to actually do something about it, and create something better- more resonant, more harmonious.
And we can do it. My god can we ever.
But not until we let go of our fear of change.
Because that’s it. That’s all any of this is. One at a time, we are shifting our awareness inward, and we are realizing that we have the ability to channel something a whole lot qualitatively better.