Look at what is happening: We have built a world where you can live however you want, be whatever you want, and do whatever you want. We are woke, progressive, and expressive; we are high when we are high, and we are high when we are low. Everything is legal; everyone’s the same; and every road you take is fine with everyone. But, why is everyone so angry? Why are there aggression, canceling of others, and violence everywhere you look?
The more absorbed we become with satisfying our every whim, the more frustrated and angry we grow. We feel so entitled that, to paraphrase Descartes’ “I think, therefore I am” dictum, we have adopted the motto, “I want, therefore I deserve” as justification for our actions. But if everyone feels this way and behaves accordingly, how long will we last? Not surprisingly, no one asks this question, since the answer is obvious and no one is willing to make the necessary adjustments.
But bit by bit, humanity is amassing despair. More and more people are giving up on the fantasy that someday, they will have what they want. Eventually, everyone will despair, even the super rich. Our whims are incessant, but our energy and resources are finite. When enough people realize the futility of chasing their quirks, they will start asking about the purpose of it all. This is when we will begin to understand what is really going on.
When we stop chasing our own tails, we will realize that our blowing egos aren’t simply driving us out of our minds; they are driving us out of our current minds and into a new mind. Only when we abandon the current mindset of “grab as much as you can while you still can,” we will realize that each of us and all of us will have much more if we pull together! The whole purpose of the current “Me! Me! Me!” pandemic is to drive this attitude to implosion. When we have given up on it, we will see that the people we competed with are in fact our only hope of achieving what we want.
Together, we can build a great material life for all of us! Together, we can build great communities! Together, we can build great countries! And together, we can build a great world.
Alone, we can only ruin the world. I hope we wise up before our wokeness kills us.
[ LGBTQ activists and supporters block the street outside the U.S. Supreme Court as it hears arguments in a major LGBT rights case in Washington/ Reuters]