We are ALL complicit in this world.
We all see things we know aren’t right and yet we say nothing, do nothing and worse some of us even profit from it and enjoy it.
So who is worse? Is that the consolation people use to justify not doing anything? Well….but I don’t (insert excuse here).
I’m angry. My kids like this stupid game called Roblox. I am starting to curtail their device use, but they still get some time and they like that game. The little one just walked in here upset that someone had swindled her out of all her money. Fake money, but still it takes time and effort to earn money on this thing OR you can use real money to buy their fake money. So now she wants real money.
The game manufacturers must know this thievery is happening but it’s probably very profitable to be complicit here because that means people must pay money to replenish it.
The kid says a lot of people do it. I suppose there is no reason why a game can’t mimic real life except this is now hurting my pocket book and hurting this child’s sense of fun, by making her feel vulnerable and taken advantage of. That’s a hard lesson to learn at ANY age let alone when she’s just starting to grasp the ways of the world.
I hate technology. I really do! Yes I realize it allows for all this comfort and convenience and saves lives and blah blah blah. But it also allows the grasp of evil to be far more reaching, far more powerful and far more hidden. At least with a knife I can see who is wielding it. I can see who my aggressor is, at least the one before me, maybe not the puppeteer.
But this….this is just horrible.
Our spirituality has not kept up with the advancements of the world and because of this our own creations will probably be the ones to kill us. I guess that’s what we idiots deserve. But I didn’t sign up for this. I am trying like hell to shift at least my own paradigm and then I get reminded time and time again that I live in a corrupt world.
I refuse to be complicit any longer!!!
But what does that now mean?
Does that mean I don’t give this child money to play her game? What if then she resorts to stealing. Does that mean I don’t allow her to play? Then she might resort to lying.
Why the fuck is this so damn complicated?????
No one tells you how difficult life and parenting can be. And no one tells you how it can all feel like a crisis. Life can feel so isolating and it’s not meant to be lived that way. Yet it’s getting worse and worse all the time it seems.
And I suppose in that I am also sometimes a bit complicit.