Now how do we make the roads safe? Today all vehicles big and small, motorized and non motorizes, horse and buggy, bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, pedestrians all share the same road and at the same time. All of them are going about their own lives at different rates of speed. Some of them are high powered while others are low powered, some are pedal-led and most are running on their motors. So what do we expect. Confusion and chaos. All in the same stretch of road or intersection. To top it all of there is road rage, calling and texting compounded with anger. So who is to blame for all this? All of us. This is the perfect concoction for trouble and a pure recipe for disaster to happen.
We live our Life in silence and exit through the back door without bidding anyone farewell. We are on this train that passes through the maddening crowds of 7 Billion people. Our voice will never be heard. We come into this World crying, we live through life in silence and we will die out silently. No one will even miss us or will ever feel our absence. They may mourn for a day or two, then life does go on for them too. They will continue to do their thing and will continue their journey until they too die off silently into the darkness of death. Bacteria will take over our body and return us back to the soil. We may be the source of fertilizer to the many plants. This may be our only way of giving back. During life all we may have done is to collect stuff, make money and keep doing so till we die. So all we had done while we had the life in us was to take and make. We have never given nor did we ever have the urge to give and help anyone. In the end we end up giving ourselves back to Earth. This brings to an end the life cycle of us and it does mark the beginning of our after life by supporting other plants and microbes that consume us.
Our society treats a homeless person completely different from a Man with boatloads of Money. He is Human just like you and me. He has come into this World the same way as you and me and will depart the same way, back to the soil just like you and me. After we are dead, it is the end of the line for all of us. People do talk about reincarnation, after life etc. What is the point of going to the other side supposedly and trying to do good over there, when you are her now and can do a lot more now than later. Today is guaranteed, tomorrow is not. Today is reality, tomorrow is a myth. There may be no afterlife after all. It is all in our creation of these fantasies that is misleading us from the lives that we have in us now. If we cannot do something good to someone now, when are we going to carry out those deeds? Is it after we are dead? Scientifically there is no heaven or hell. Human brain can be conditioned to believe in what ever we lead it to believe. If someone is brainwashed from the early age, he or she is going to continue to believe what they have been told by their parents and grandparents. But did we ever stop and think- Who had told their parents and grandparents? Were they brainwashed too. I would think so.
So who are we and who put us here? I would say we are given a unique chance to live our lives on this planet that is positioned in the safe zone where life can prevail. Too close to the Sun and we would be toast and a bit far away we would freeze. Why is it that there is just one of us ( the only known planet with Life) in the vast expanse of dark space. I am sure that there is plenty of Planets just like ours with water and air that can support life out there. It would be very naive and stupid to think otherwise. With billions upon billions of Galaxies out there with their own Sun, we are just a very tiny speck of sand in the vast infinite space. How are planets positioned perfectly in space and how is it that they move in their own path of rotation around the Sun without ever colliding? We mat say it is gravity and magnetism that is holding it in place. Let’s take a look at another view. With trillions of asteroids and meteorites around us, how come we have survived so long and have made it to being the so called Modern Human being of today?
Each day we need to live for us and not for anyone else. Living others dreams that are NOT our own means that we are allowing someone else to take reign of our life and to have control over us. All of us have been given the same chances in life. It is up to us to use it or lose it. We should be having control over our own lives and run it as if it is our own. Would you allow someone else to live in your house and give them full control over what you do and when you do it or have them say when we are allowed to do a certain task? Our home is our abode and it is our private space. We have collected and arranged all unwanted stuff to accommodate our conveniences in life.
Materialism has taken over us and made us its slave. We will be working day in and day out just to consume and pay its bills. This is in fact modern day slavery. Someone out there is orchestrating the entire system. Systems are created by man and is designed to exploit the masses. We are kept in this loop of the rat race- work, consume and pay the bills. During this process we start losing our health and start getting ourselves into another system of healthcare. This is where the major players are- the hospitals , pharmaceuticals, insurance companies and all the middlemen. The daily stress of not having money does lead to diseases such as depression, anxiety, gambling, and addiction. Now we have a magic pill for everything. Addiction and rehabilitation centers have popped up all over the place so has dialysis centers. Every medication that we take has complications and to threat these other centers of cure has come into existence. Everything is tied together and everyone is benefiting from it, EXCEPT the patient.
Today we live in a World that lives in close proximity to each other. The entire World does fit into the palm of our hand. We can get things done right from our home. All we need is a computer, a credit card and an internet connection. Back in the dark ages, people lived in various tribes that were scattered all around the World. Even though our seed is sown close to home, we do tend to be carried away by wind and birds to far off places, from where we could grow, mature and expand to lands far away. But we can learn a lot from our roots. Roots gives us a way to connect to the past and at the same time appreciating what we have thereby enabling us to look to our future. It paves the road for all of us. It is always wise to learn form our ancestors. We can definitely learn a thing or two from them.
The amount of junk mail that we receive both in office and at home is exorbitant in scale. Each day they are stuffed into our mailbox with little room to spare for real mail. They come into our mailbox without our consent. In fact they are coming into our lives unsolicited. We do not want them, but they keep coming whether we like it or not. When we consider each and every home that is receiving such mail, the amount is staggering sum. Most of which ends up in landfills and ends up being burnt. Along with this paper, this ink also gets vaporized into the atmosphere. This is what we breathe in.
Will we ever be able to see eye to eye, and trust each other? Not really. We have been given this unique gift of thinking and are wired to have feelings for each other. But we are all going entirely in a different direction and drifting away from each other. We have complicated our lives much more than it needs to be. Without a common link we would be running side by side like the rail road tracks. They will be able to never meet. Today we have surrounded with all comforts of life in this artificially created society of ours. We are free to buy anything we want at any time. All we need is to show them the money. With all these comfort, people do not feel self sufficient. They want more and more. This is where greed sets in takes hold of everything. People are never happy with what they have. If they have $10 Million they want to make it $100 Million.
Today we are moving giant machinery, truck loads of furniture, cars, oil rigs and even launching heavy ships the old fashioned way. This requires manpower and comes with its own risks. This is also a very risky and dangerous business to be in. Each year many people do get injured, handicapped or die. This could be totally avoided.