Sometimes I wonder why we teach kids right and wrong if we’re expected to throw it away as adults.
I mean, what changes in us that makes us stray from what we know is right and to look up to what we know is wrong?
I see all this political fighting, in this dualistic arena that is so artificial. It’s like “Pick my side because my bully will only push you down, break your teeth, and make you eat sand! The other side will do all that and kick you in the head too!”
It’s like we’re programmed/conditioned/grown into this state of disconnect in our world where we lose touch with our own sense of self preservation.
I know a lot of people say “You have to vote for the lesser evil for your survival”.
But are we really surviving? We sure aren’t thriving as a whole. Are we surviving though, or slowly dying?
Everyone rejecting the mainstream, they’re just waking up to the fact that we’re dying and they’re saying “I don’t want to die!”
Anytime anyone questions the world, the “way things are”, and especially their own conditioning they’re saying “I want to live”
That’s the spirit of life. That’s the spirit of freedom.
We should revere and respect that spirit in ourselves and each other. Not try to squash it in each other.
I can’t think of anything more self destructive than trying to squash the life in each other.
We’re only on phones and computers right now because someone, at some point, discovered electricity and invented all these pieces of technology we’re using.
Someone thought outside the box and gave us running water.
You probably have ancestors who made decisions at one point that went against the group but lead to their own survival.
We’re losing that instinct. We have plenty of the instinct to be insentiently greedy, possessive, and materialistic. That greed and possession instinct doesn’t necessarily lead to the best chance of survival though.
The instinct to think for ourselves does. It’s the most important instinct because it’s the most sighted instinct.
From that independent instinct we are more aware, we behave more wisely. We don’t go around abusing and using others, or kicking them down, because from this instinct we’re aware of how precious our freedom is.
It’s the spirit of freedom, it’s something that children revel in. It’s something we would be wise to appreciate in each other.