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What Disappoints You So Much About Society?

What is it about society that disappoints you?

Is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man, even when we knew he made billions off the backs of children? Or maybe it’s that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit? The world itself just one big hoax, spamming each other with our burning commentary bullshit, masquerading this insight; our social media faking this intimacy. Or is it that we voted for this? Not with our rigged elections, but with our things, our property, our money. I’m not saying anything new, we all know why we do this, not because Hunger Games books makes us happy, but because we want to be sedated. Because it’s painful not to pretend.

We prioritize money and the economy over basics like air, water, food quality, our environment and our communities.

We utilize an economic trading system that facilitates the death of millions of people each year.

We divide the worlds land into sections and then fight over who owns these sections.

We call some people “soldiers” which makes it OK for them to kill other people.

We torture and kill millions of animals everyday needlessly for food, clothing and experiments.

We send children to school for their entire childhood to memorize facts and skills that they will rarely use.

We impose financial pressures on parents, forcing them to miss out on vital stages of their child’s development.

We have thousands of religions, each one believing that their God or god-story is the only true and unique version.

Love and compassion, which promotes life, are mocked as facile. Whereas war, which harms life, is seen as honorable.

Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”

We’ve seen over and over again how our ways have brought us to a point where we are destroying everything in our path, so the question must be asked, isn’t it time for change? Are we fully capable, honest, and determined enough to look at our past, where our actions and thought-patterns have brought us to this point, and now do something completely different in order to restore balance?

If you want to know the source of most conflict in the world, you might begin by looking in the mirror.

Are you awake yet?

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