Divorce rates are spiking and have been doing so ever since excess consumption have taken the reigns. People are changing partners similar to changing their shirts. People are never happy with the one they have and are always looking to greener pastures far away. In reality it always seem to be greener on the other side of the river. Be happy with what we have which includes all material possessions that we may have. There is a story of a boy who was very sad and upset for not getting an expensive brand of shoes for his Birthday until he saw a boy with no feet. This simple scenario sure does open up our mind. Life is not a bed of roses. It’s what we make of them.
We need to respect Humans as Humans when they are alive and not after they are long dead and gone. As a society we seem to be doing exactly the opposite in our day to day lives. When alive people are treated like garbage or commodities, each one exploiting the other such as the exploitation that we see in sweatshops, brothels, organ trade, forced labor, child labor etc. This does not make us HUMAN at all. It makes us barbarians with no morality, ethics nor self respect. How can one sleep at night when he or she puts their head on the pillow after committing such atrocities for the sake of profits. They are literally using someones life to make a living for themselves. Slavery does exist to this day but in a completely different way with it being disguised under a modern and posh name. This is what I call it modern day slavery. No matter how much make up we put on it, it’s still slavery.
Does not matter what our beliefs are we have all started our individual journey the same way and we all will end up at the same place. The only time that we have got is from 0-100 and this is that set time we have got to work with. Once we are gone we are gone. The myth of rebirth, reincarnation and what not may stand as fantasies unsupported by Science. In reality as Science puts it we all will end up as matter back to Earth. We once again become part of the soil. Our time on this Earth is finite. Just like how many of our ancestors perished before our time, many will follow us. How many of us know or will ever know about our great great great grandparents. Not many. They are the forgotten souls. They had lived and passed on. Soon we will be doing the same and will soon be forgotten like billions before us. So all the time we have is NOW.
So who are we? Can we change ourselves or transform ourselves into another dimension? Most likely not. Each of us have our own set morphology and our own set of traits. The way we walk to the way we look we are what we are. We are born that way. We did not have a way to pick and choose nor did we have an option to be not born into this World. It was what was intended for us. So we may not like someone because of the color of their skin or the way they walked, but they may be the best person in this World whom we can trust 100 %. Looks are very deceptive and it applies in the REAL world today. Most people have learned to assume and QUICKLY judge a book by its cover. A man driving an expensive car, wearing an expensive suit, travelling by private jet may look successful. But on the inside that person may be broke to the core. On the other hand a shabbily dressed man could be a multi-millionaire pursuing a frugal lifestyle which suits his needs.
Materials do not bring in happiness. It brings in misery doesn’t matter how you cut it. Right from spiking credit card debt, loan defaults, underwater mortgages, unhappy marriages, dysfunctional families, and multi-fold increase in student loans. On top of this we are massive consumers of anything and everything under the Sun. The problem is we are consuming more and more and giving out less and less. Most of us even do not know our neighbors. Families are seen drifting apart for decades. We have been conditioned by society to consume. They will do whatever it takes to part with your hard earned money. When was the last time you had spent time with your family? We spend countless hours on social media, TV and radio with NO family time. Communication and writing skills are soon to be extinct. Texting is the new communication. Eye to eye contact non existent. Where are we heading? Are we on the wrong track? Will we ever be able to make a difference as a person?
Merely living for the sake of living has no purpose in it. Work for a living, but don’t live to work. Most of us seem to be following the latter. All of us alive today have beaten all the odds to be born into this World and survive. We have also survived so far in the long journey. This in itself is a fantastic achievement. We need to be proud of our self in reaching this milestone. Considering that many haven’t made it. So what are we complaining about?
With the deafening sound of thunder and the blinding light of lightning brought in fear of the unknown. This has infiltrated within us the fear of a higher power and the belief in its very existence. Over many centuries this belief over the existence of this dark force prevailed and have survived to this day. Today this seems to have become a massive business Empire supporting many lives and their livelihoods under the name of religion. To top it off many crimes against Humanity and against Humans are done under the cover of religion. We hear of this each and every single day in the news. Man is one and the creator is one so why are there so many religions? Because today we can have one religion and tomorrow someone can start another one. At the end of the day it is BIG business and there is money tied to it with stakes getting higher and higher each day, with each religion competing for economic dominance and power. Each of which is a business Empire designed to capture it own market share. The more members or followers they have, the more influx of money it makes and holds.
We are what we eat. Junk in ? Guess what happens. We are paying for real food but what are we getting in return? Food and water are very sacred to our bodies. Moreover our individual bodies are much more sacred to each of us.Without considering so we cannot exist. So why are we dehumanizing our bodies by eating tainted food and drinks? Bottled drinks and processed foods bring in billions of dollars to companies each day. But it is our body that is taking its toll on its consumption. Our body does not tell us, but it is suffering in silence. When something has to give, it takes upon itself all the diseases that we have invited in. In the end we lose. So what we eat matters. We have a decision to make here, to eat healthy or to each junk. Each come with its own ramifications.
Today we hardly see our neighbors, let alone know them. Time to use bartering in to get our old ways of socializing and connecting back. Today each of us are confining ourselves to our homes and locking ourselves in. Where the air is stale and with each member locking themselves in each of their rooms with their own entertainment centers and TV’s, we hardly get to talk to each other and to breathe some fresh air by going outside and soaking up some Sun. No wonder most of us are suffering from Vitamin D deficiency and other related ailments. Exercise is non existent. Face to face communication is non existent. Written scripts are fading out fast. Mutual Respect has become extinct. Consumption of junk food plentiful. Of real food, this does not exist. 90 % of any supermarket has junk or processed food within it, the rest is filled with so called fresh produce and just 1% is supposedly real food labelled Organic. Why is real food 3 times the cost where as artificial junk is very very cheap and is packaged for the masses? No wonder we have all sorts of diseases popping up that come in with strange names. Obesity has become a global epidemic.
Animals are in a way predictable. We know that the big cats, elephants, rhinos and hippos do attack to defend their territory, their mates and their families. But Humans seems to be the most dangerous species because THEY are completely unpredictable. Any News that we hear in all News channels all over the World can attest to that. These do make BIG waves which do ripple outward affecting families and society in general. Crime seems to pay and honesty seems to be hiding in the closet. This is whom we have become. We are an unique species put on this planet to do amazing things by creating and sharing. We have the power to do much more. We have billions of dollars set aside in defense budgets but none for peace. There is no money in peace but there is in war. We have been doing this to ourselves for centuries and it seems that we are for sure heading in the wrong direction to our own self extinction.