As a present day drifter: I am somewhat shattered and have taped myself back together by risky decisions and aspirations. The trickery of habitual roads has led me astray. My self discovery expedition has become pandemonium. My soul is full and drifting about in the energy of others, as a ship wreck full of diamonds, would slowly scatter about with every crash of ocean’s waves.
Society’s demands mask the true meaning of life. Is it the successful or the homeless that have the right idea? Spirituality is at it’s highest peak in countries that live from the land. How can generations beyond us see this? If we and our children are living in an electronic world, how will we instill the survival needed when our technological world fails?
Marketing, media, as well as, education are all geared toward the technological expectations of society created by man. The same expectations and demands that destroy the very means of survival we were provided with. There are but few, cultures that embrace the love of Earth itself. Who are we to decide the American Dream of success if more important than existence. Essentially, that is what we are doing. There are times in China when people cannot leave their homes because there is so much pollution in the air. The same air that our trees and children breath. Our selfish desires are met daily while corrupting the future of those that will own the world next.
The ominous aspect is that we don’t realize this. We have been born into a world that success is marked by monetary value. However, being unsuccessful is also rewarded. There is no need for hard work for some or there is lack of time for love for others. What happened to the barter system? The idea of a man trading corn for carrots is long gone. In today’s society we have Garage Sale and sell items on apps for little to nothing, so we don’t feel as if we lost out. Greed and over indulgence are supreme. How can this change when the majority of the masses will never know the concept of honest, hard work and loving one another?
It’s time for us to broaden our horizons. Travel, get the hell out of dodge and do it fast! Of course, survival for must of requires making money, so my advice would be to find an employer that allows you to travel and explore the cultures beyond America. Our way of life blinds us to the beauty of many nations. Share your experience with those around you. Grab the hands of your little one’s and explore the nature, farms, and art. Lead by example: Do it yourself, don’t buy it. Make dinner from scratch. Plant a garden. Make your own soaps. Give gifts from the heart by creating them yourselves. But most of all, make you are kind, loving, and value the earth. We were given all that we need millions of years ago, take care of it and help it flourish, so that we may for us and our children.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi