Humans Choose: Observations and an Invitation
|"Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not."|
That we choose is our difference from other beings. That we collectively have erred, beginning with the devaluations that enable and reinforce domination and absentee ownership, is equally evident in the assorted disparities and overt violence of this moment. Affirming life and enhancing life, naturally of earth, have taken a distant back seat to endless competition for security in an artifical world on earth. While successful in absolute human population terms, it's endless competition because no one can get enough security. Those who seem to be big winners don't feel secure and still want more, making less and less available to the absurdly large majority. That makes individuals standardize for safety and makes greed seem central to human nature.
So many resources are required daily to prop up and extend the truth-denying systems of the artificial world! Getting them and putting them into play destroys what all beings need tomorrow and beyond. This process is not sustainable.
I believe greed is a symptom of a created and sustained insecurity, not an inherent flaw. We can anytime choose to re-evaluate (elevate) our fellows. We can join with others, immediately and/or politically, to renew or replace systems so they support the true niche-finding and genuine expression that would let our ancient and persistent dreams of health, justice and peace come true.