posted on Jul, 28 2008 @ 02:46 PM
See, while I partially agree, I think that it's a stubborn mentality to think that everyone should think waste-not-want not, and if they don't there
is a problem WITH THEM. Maybe you worded it wrong, but it seems like you are squarely blaming the individual.
Obviously there's a problem, but you're blaming the people for falling into a comfort zone of victim mentality or powerlessness over their emotions.
These are all learned behaviors, and especially in this day and age, children are learning less and less from their parents, and more and more from
their state run educational systems, their corporate run TV programs, and their brainwashed need machine peers. It's been like that for almost 3
decades now, since the early 80s. Now, instead of figuring things out on their own because father was stubborn or the parents weren't there, a teen
decides "Oh screw them! They didn't get me what I need. I'm not happy, so I'm going to make them suffer for it." and they go out and have
indescriminate sex and become drug addicts, all because of stupid little simple things, which they've been TAUGHT by SOCIETY to overblow and play the
huge victim to. Is that their fault? Maybe partially, but after years and years of conditioning, a person forgets that they have a choice on how to
respond. They can just fall back on suppressing confusion with alcohol, drugs, sex, over-working, television, shopping, being obssessive about their
image and claim that "I am just being who I am, okay?"
People are born into various environments, and they learn how to be from their environments. Not everyone grew up poor or having encouragement to
learn how to make or fix their own things. Not everyone grew up humble. Not everyone was able to figure things out from the same point of view. Most
people are not their true selves. If they were, they'd know better and do better.
I agree that real happiness comes from the inside, and this being said... I don't think you can really do anything other than continue improving
yourself, and let the rest of the world catch up when they are ready... unless of course you're gunna be the revolutionary who climbs the ladder of
this corporate-run mind controlled world in order to bring the whole system down in a grand sabotage scheme. I wouldn't think if you were that person
or personages, that you'd wanna spill the beans here aloud on this highly traceable medium, though.
Yeah society is completely mind controlled by temporary happiness. I completely disagree that money is an appropriate "creative" medium of achieving
happiness. What's creative about it? You slave away for practically your entire waking life in order to buy fleeting moments of comfort or bliss?
Isn't that being controlled by temporary/fake happiness?
What about real satisfaction with life? Is that something you are willing to wait years for while you "earn" it by selling your soul away to people
who make a million dollars while while taking a dump?
The only way things are going to change is if we as individuals realize ourselves what is and what isn't happiness. We can't blame those who are
still learning... and really, we can't even fully blame the "elites". Some schmuck with low self esteem let their ancestors trample on him/her to
get what they wanted back in the day, and now the descendants of the fat cats are sitting pretty and are just as much controlled by fear of loss as we
all are, although their inflated egos may screen that thought from their conscious mind most of the time.
So... I'm realizing more and more that things will just continue to be the way they are until things change (quite simply), and I think we're on a
patially set path. I think that the Universe will figure out a way for us as a whole species, whole planet, to learn from and overcome "the bad" in
order to get to "the good" long before we do, and make the necessary changes in order to facilitate our realization of whatever thing we need to
realize in order to overcome the latest "obstacle". In this case, corporatism and materialism.
More and more people are waking up to the hollowness of corporate-driven mind controlled materialism. Mind control can only control one mind at a
time, you see. It can't control the whole collective mind, or the universal mind, or the multiversal mind, or the All. There will be people like US
on this site, who are looking around at our "for certain" reality and who aren't so certain about it, that will start to speak out and question...
and the very act of speaking about these things, no matter what level you are at in your awareness, as long as you see that something is wrong...
there you go. That's the answer. Just continue doing that, and people will naturally either take what you say into consideration, completely
disregard it because they aren't ready to hear it, or they'll take a mental note of what you said and possibly a later event will trigger them to
reflect upon it... causing them to possibly change.
Evolution. It's up to the universe, really. We don't have to SAY or DO anything. We just have to BE whoever we are, and eventually we'll learn.
[edit on 28-7-2008 by dunwichwitch]