posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:29 AM
I don't know if I'd consider myself a hippie, but I've certainly been called such, among other things.
Hmmm... I believe in freedom. That is there is no government or hired goons to enforce cooked up rules that have no basis in reality. Freedom as in
the only laws are the laws of physics, if you can do it then you can, in fact, do it. I figure it's not healthy for people to gang up on those they
don't understand and beat them into conforming to some type of generally accepted "normalcy."
In my reality there's no such thing as a job, not in the traditional sense anyway. For instance a job today is something that one does largely
because if they didn't society as a whole would consider them unworthy of life and refuse them food, water, shelter, friendship, or pretty much
anything and everything. In my reality a job is what one does because they enjoy it, not because it's generally accepted as right, okay, or normal.
There would be no bosses or managers, no commands or arbitrary punishments for disobeying, only those that give advice or suggestions and do not
enforce that advice with physical or mental violence.
I've often likened it to an ant colony. A nursery ant does not take care of the young ones because she'd be cast out of the hive otherwise, but
because that's what she was born to do. Warrior ants have a thicker carapace and are generally larger than most of the other ants, they were born
warriors. No one interviewed the warrior ant and decided for him if he should be a warrior or not, nature already made that decision when the ant was
born. The drone ants do most of the food collecting and they never refuse to feed the warrior ant because he's different looking and likes fighting
rather than collecting/digging. The drone ants simply accept that the warrior ant was born different than they and even though he's different his
task is just as important to the colony as any other ant. Drone ants do not understand what it's like to be a warrior, they don't like that type of
thing, they were born for another task.
It's important to note that no ant gives any other ant orders. The ants simply do what they want to, lo and behold the ant colony is one of the most
resilient organisms on the planet. The ants share everything with each other and demand nothing in return for their work. The drones know that if
they share with the warriors then the warriors will live to defend them. The warriors know if they defend the drones then the drones will live to
share food with them. No ant tries to quantify the contributions of another ant. No ant tries to determine if another ant is worthy of receiving
help, they all simply accept that they all have different tasks that serve to ensure the survival of the whole.
I feel that we could be similar, only more complex. More complex because we have the ability to learn. Instead of warriors, drones, nursery and
queens, we have farmers, scientists, janitors, programmers, artists, entertainers, etc. Today we do not live as the ant colony. We do not accept
that people were born scientists or born farmers, we try to determine for them what they "should" do and if they do not conform we cast them out of
The ant colony knows that drones are as important as warriors and warriors as important as nursery and nursery as important as queens. The ant colony
does not give more food to the queen because she's more important, the colony knows she's not more important and that all parts are equally
essential to the safe operation of the whole.
We seem to believe that a doctor is more important than a janitor, but would the doctor be able to perform his work in a filthy environment? We seem
to feel that scientists are more important than farmers, but could the scientist discover without food?
The ant colony does not have problems such as rape, murder, hate or famine. We do.