I used to think Utopia was impossible. I used to discount it purely on the basis that human nature would prevent it…and also because I grew up believing in the Judeo-Christian tenants, that man is essentially depraved and evil. In fact, now that I am no longer blinded by the illusions that man-made religion holds as truth, I can now have MORE faith in mankind. But let me tell you, it’s still not easy to have hope for humanity. Every day, I hear and read stories about horrible, depraved people killing each other, killing the planet, being sadistic and cruel. Sometimes I wish the end would come, some kind of apocalypse or at least a revolution that would make it easier to start over, for those who survive. In a way, it’s sad to wish for such a thing, because it’s almost like taking the easy way out.
But the end is coming. This is undeniable. We have built our current lives on false premises, greed, and gluttony. Our money is worthless, and we are in trillions of dollars of debt that can never be re-paid. Fossil fuels are disappearing and we will soon no longer be able to afford them at all. There doesn’t seem to be a plan in place that will ease the dramatic fall and change in lifestyle that will soon be occurring. My generation especially, is going to be hit hard, because most of us don’t know the true meaning of hard work. We don’t have to toil in fields or slaughter our own food. We have just about everything we could want or need, at our fingertips, at the moment. But that will soon change.
There is no way to avoid what is coming. What worries me, is the way that we relate to each other currently. I firmly believe it needs to change. All we have is each other. I personally believe that life is about relationships of all kinds, because that is what gives life real value. Only now, do I see that believing in the goodness of people, and our amazing ability to love and care for each other, is the most important thing a person can have faith in. I have to believe that most of us will band together and work hard together, and build real and lasting relationships with one another, based on the knowledge that we will die, if we go it alone. I think in fact, that the coming cataclysm, will really get people back on track, and help them see how important this is. Right now we have the luxury of having frivolous, loveless relationships with one another, where emotional games and abuse are the norm. Soon, we will not be able to afford this way of relating to one another. All around me, I see people using and abusing each other, often in non-physical ways, but abuse none-the less. I have been guilty of it too. Life has become cheap and boring for so many of us, that this kind of abuse of people, is almost like entertainment. It keeps things interesting. But it is hurtful and wrong. Things need to change. We need to instigate that change, starting now.
I realize that many of you will think that I am over-simplifying, and generalizing a lot, and perhaps you are right to some extent. But I tend to think that we over-complicate things and confuse the issue pretty often.
More to come later…