This is the only time in history I have direct knowledge of. So can I say with all certainly that it is the best, the worst, about the same, completely different? I can’t say any of those things really.
I know human nature hasn’t seemed to change all that much. Can I say that technology and science has? I suppose so, but I look at the pyramids and Mayan knowledge and wonder.
I was thinking today about how we gave “aid” to the Ukraine, as we do many countries. Then they turn around and buy arms from us. So aren’t we essentially just giving them free arms?
I look at how we invaded Afghanistan and took their poppy seeds and oil over fake pretenses. I think of how we strong armed some South American countries to put into affect our vaccine schedule and mandated using only our pharmaceutical companies; while they have no say in quality control or ability to sue should there be any issues that arise from this.
This world is so corrupt on such a global scale and for what? Avarice, power, comforts, spoils, fame? Is that worth killing the planet? Is that worth injuring our fellow humans? Is that worth harming our very souls? It really is true that any harm caused to others comes back to haunt us; whether that be through karma, our own morality and inner peace or our very own mortality.
But people seem willing to pay that price for temporary gains in this temporary life on this temporary world. Why? Because they can’t see the big picture? Because all that matters is the here and now of material gains and people can’t see that treasuring one’s soul, helping allkind, nurturing the planet is really a simple act of love and care for ourselves…. because we are all and all is us. We are all so deeply intertwined. And we all have a part to play in the endeavor of surviving in this reality.
We really should be striving for the thriving of ALL. I can only suppose we’ve lasted as long as we have because while there is greed, hatred, anger, ignorance, selfishness and pain, there is also love, compassion, forgiveness, kindness, empathy and healing.
But all the same, I really can’t figure out why the world works in such maddening ways, when it needn’t be this way. At least I can work on my own souls trajectory. I can do what I can from where I find myself and try to demonstrate what I feel so strongly about. That seems worthwhile to me, even if a lot of the rest seems a total catastrophe. 🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️