It’s Friday and a lot of people like to say “thank god it’s Friday”. Is this intrinsic to the American way of thinking. What we do to make money shouldn’t be a chore. It’s all in our perspective. Buddhists say “A life of service is a life of purpose”.
“Humans are capable of so much more. Power mongers like you have stripped away what is most valuable to us, the importance of our heritage and family values. We have been robbed of this, blinded by your authority, while you encourage us to bury ourselves in debt and rely on our corrupt governments. Men and women around the world have been forced to work long hours to keep up with inflated debts, all the while abandoning the families they struggle to support. History repeats, and repeats. It’s time to break the cycle and start anew.”
― Aaron B. Powell, Doomsday Diaries IV: Luke and the Lion
It’s true. Somehow it takes tragedy for us to come together in ways that we should everyday. Think 9/11 or Katrina. It shouldn’t take a catastrophic event for us to think of our neighbor as our brother. I recently read that Worldwide, more than one billion people go hungry every day. It’s not that we don’t have enough food, but that around a third of it gets thrown away. The food thrown away in Europe and North America would be enough to feed all the hungry people in the world three times over.
Is it too much to ask?
“Ensure that everyone has adequate food, water, clothing, shelter, love, health care, security, justice, access to information, and resources for personal development. To accomplish this will require greater emphasis on technology development, especially nanotechnology, reduced emphasis on national sovereignty, and a more empowered global human development organization. – Martine Rothblatt, Advisor, Humanity+
Monday is Veterans Day. Let’s collectively ponder why so many twenty something year old kids will never have the chance to discover their full potential. Think of them as your son or brother. And, pray, no matter what your religion that there will come a time in our not so distant future when there will be no more war. History does not have to repeat itself.
The possibilities are endless if we put our minds to it. Cuba did it! The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil