We got the power to Make the Change
Have you ever wondered why, a lot of times, you just can’t seems to make progress in life despite the fact that you know so much about what it takes to succeed? You might have read thousands of books, you might have watched thousands of videos, you might have listened to hundreds of speakers and you might have acquired a wealth of knowledge that teach and guide you on Success. But, for one reason, you just don’t get pass reading or listening to such materials to actually living the life you desire. Now what could be that missing ingredient?
I don’t want to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows what is bad. Millions are out of work, Millions are scared of losing their job, Millions are getting wild in the street, people are pointing gun at each other and acting like animals. There is no body anywhere seems to know what to do and there is no end to it.
The world of plentiful resources is no more; nature is no longer bountiful and powerful. Our planet is dying. Eco-systems are collapsing as evident in the rising frequency and magnitude of natural calamities. Climate is changing with devastating impacts especially on the poor and the vulnerable. Species are disappearing into extinction to signal the approaching planetary conditions that will no longer sustain even human life.
Financial crises, food crises, energy crises, health crises are the order of the day rather than the exception. And communities are disintegrating, families falling apart – society is crumbling. As if these were not enough, governments are failing, conflicts mounting and wars over scarce resources are but inevitable. All the while, there is growing sense of discontent, alienation and dispossession. For too many, it is an insecure, inequitable and indeed, unhappy world that we live in today.
There is a boundless growth; a growth of destruction on a planet with limited resources no longer makes economic sense. It is the cause of our irresponsible, immoral and self-destructive actions. Irresponsible, because we extract, produce, consume and waste ever more, even as natural resources are rapidly depleting. Immoral and unethical because having consumed far beyond our share of natural wealth, our reckless profligacy amid unconscionable inequities comes at the cost of what belongs to generations unborn. Self destructive, because, aided by technology, we are bringing about the collapse of our ecological life support systems. Having far outlived its usefulness, our fundamentally flawed economic arrangement, has itself, become the cause of all problems. Within its framework, there lies no solution to the economic, ecological, social and security crises that plague the world today and threaten to consume humanity.
We know air is unfit to breathe, food is unfit to eat, and we are sick watching the TV’s where the newscaster tells us about war and death and nothing more but war and death, as if that’s the way is suppose to be. We know things are bad, worse than bad. It’s crazy. Its like everything everywhere is crazy that it’s not safe to go out anymore.
Well, things are getting worse day by day. I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to be violent. I don’t want you to create chaos and disorder. I don’t want you to waste your time any more. I don’t want you to feel so powerless. But, I don’t know what to do with the inflation. I don’t know what to do with the depression. I don’t know what to do with the Americans and the Russians and the North Koreans and the Chinese. I don’t know what to do with the crime in the street.
All I know is first, we have got to get mad, and we got to say I am a human being. God damn it! My life has a value. You all must say I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore. Things have got to change! We got to change! We got to Change the way we live our life. We got to change the way we do things.
We got to stop the pursuit of limitless growth in a world of vastly depleted resources, population explosion and insatiable consumerism with questionable impact on human wellbeing. It just does not make sense any more. We got to change the way we live our life in order to safe the world and secure the future of the unborn. We got the power to make the change! And we got to change it now.
Happy blogging! Have a nice weekend
My sincere apologies to the readers for my blog has been dormant for almost a year
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