After inheriting a couple of the ways of Tao and a holistic view, including my previous knowledge about psychology and neuro-semantics ; I’ve started to see more and more how everything is interconnected with each other and how it affects our symbiosis to some extent. And i see a concept in the west that brings a lot of disturbance to the people, which blinds us for the greater cause we’re helping out with; I feel the need to share my view on this.
I’ve been aware of how much lust and greed most or many western people are having, for “a while”. We live on an economy based system where we work our ways to gaining comfort, giving ourselves treats and pleasures; these “milestones” gives us our fixes, of what we’re adequate with, or not. All this distortions makes us put and make meaning about personal needs and pleasures, rather than for the whole. For we are not alone, we are not just one, you couldn’t be you without the rest of the universe, it’s a part of you, and you’re a part of it.
Many have to spend about 1/3 of our days on work or getting back and forth to it; 1/3 on sleeping, then the rest on what you’re actually here for, living. Which often goes to using up your time on other “brainless” distortions like TV-shows, and other different kinds of brainless media or whatnot that pleases your greed for fulfilling your desires, having your “fix”.
I’m not saying everyone is like this, but many I experience as so. People seem so distracted about all these things that they forget who they are a part of, what’s really important to them and how it affects everything around you. If you’re so certain that i’m wrong, how can you be? you’ve been shaped and conditions by how you’ve made meaning out of the exact order of “reality” you’ve experienced. You might have you’re beliefs on what’s right, but how can you know it is?
I’ve talked with a lot of lively teenagers and students that wants to learn and experience a lot of the world, but they feel so stuck because of this system, which put them in some kind of debt, either economical, or psychologically out of principles by attending to school, work, taking care of family or similar affairs.
I believe this is sad, its possible to work your way to achieve these goals, but as most of the world is right now, you’ve to spend a lot of time in this “distorted” environment before getting there, over all this hindrances telling you that you can’t be like you want to, with your current balance of economy or whatnot. The society is telling you what to do, and obey it’s rules, you’re not free as a subordinate of this system.
I find it disturbing how so many of us work for these societies, corporations and countries, to feed the economy based industries and whatnot; that funds them enough to continue their quest of making products that doesn’t last, exploiting the consumers need for more. Creating supply and demand – Creating/inducing desires into man, then create the products to fill them. Control the market
All this greed for these “unnecessary” boosts the progression towards a polluted nature; an unhabitual nature and/or less hospitable. Yes it’s just another symbiosis, but it’s one that’s not good for man and other life(negative decay) in my opinion.
So this is what makes me go to the east, to experience more of the world that isn’t touched so much about this westernized planetary destructive system. As i want to experience and be around people who cherish other people and the nature for what it is, that gives it though, and don’t take more than it gives back.
I don’t feel like being a part of this parasitic system anymore. I want to help this process of growth, that have made “me”.
This view don’t directly drag me down in some ways, it’s just something that i want people to be aware of, and I would find it more comforting knowing that I’m not a part of a process like this.
But that doesn’t mean I feel sad that i do, and can’t thrive here. Of course not, i just feel it takes so much of the human quality of people.