posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 10:18 PM
If you want to change the world, you must first understand what needs to be changed, and what are the main causes of humanity's suffering.
It is obvious that violence is the cause of our suffering. But what really causes violence?
Music, video games, tv, these are not the causes of violence. They are the effects of a culture (why are violent forms of entertainment, such as shows
and video games, so popular?)
Here's a thinker: Why are most mass murderers, specially after 1990, under the age of 28? Why were they all men?
Well, to answer that you must ask who's mind can most easily be corrupted, an adult's or
a young person's? and which gender is more likely to seek power and submission from others?
Why are you so fascinated by the suffering of others?
What is going on? It seems like many of us have become totally possesed.
Its like our minds are telling us to cheer for suffering and death.
You can see this in your everyday life. News shows hit their highest ratings during and right after tragedies, movies of murder are top box hits,
songs of pain and murder are as popular as any other type of music.
The number of countries that are contemplating attacking another is at the highest rate in 50 years.
I dont need to much convincing to show there's a huge percentage of humanity that enjoys pain,
not only their own, but other's specially. (The reasons can always be rationalized, "I want to be prepared", "i want to be informed", but then
that does not explain music, video games, and video)
This fascination with pain, or hate towards life, has quickly become perfectly accepted in society.
Not even 30 years ago there was not a single song that talked about the artist's murderous ways, and now this is almost a requirement for a rap song
to become popular.
What has caused our species to gradually move towards this passion for pain and hatred of life?
Have you noticed the more you think, the sadder you are?
I'm not talking about the useful kind of thoughts(solution-oriented and creative thinking), but thoughts about how you judge yourself and the
Thoughts about "me" and my life, of how problematic it is right now, (also of how exciting it is right now
only to come off the high a few moments or days later and go back to the sadness, or take drugs to try and
maintain that state of excitement.)
I'm tired of thinking about the promise of enlightenment. I'm tired of waiting for the # to hit the fan, and of looking for the next thing to
entertain me. I'm tired of these things because I'm tired of useless thinking, which is my most common form of instant gratification. I seek pain
because my mind craves some form of instant excitement, even if its negative.
This instant gratification seeking is literally killing us.
There's no happiness there, ever. You might think there is, but its just a instant form of excitement, that goes as quickly as it came. Hence the
phrase, instant gratification.
Yes, its instant, and its also literally harmful to you and to the world. I remember a post on this forum comparing humanity to a virus, because virus
kill their hosts, I agree, but unlike a virus, we can chose to not to destroy.
The antidote: Doing what your ego does not want you to do.
Your ego is that part of you that seeks that instant gratification. Instant gratification is the signature of the ego. Look at societies that we would
consider egotistical: The western world, the middle east, africa. All involved in power struggles, racial or religious wars, all living in fear. All
living under the spell of the ego, no surprise they are destroying themselves at the same time. They were all looking for that high, excitement, of
winning, of conquering, of forcing others into submission, they weren't looking at the long term consequences that's for sure.
Look at all the decisions you've made throughout your life, which ones helped you in the long run, and which ones are to blame for your suffering,
loneliness, or hopelessness. When you chose the path of most short term satisfaction, also the path that felt most comfortable, you suffered in the
long run. But if you ever chose a path that felt uncomfortable but necessary for your own good, you felt pride, and it ended up helping you in the
long term. It was in fact easier in the long term.
Have you ever noticed that when you talk to people in a relaxed manner, it gives you the same feeling as when you do something you enjoy? Have you
also noticed when do something that you were at one point fearful to do, you feel a little better?
The only thing that we have as humans, that lasts, is the foundation that facing and overcoming our fears builds, because only then can you move past
what stops you and get closer to your life's goals. True everlasting joy can only come from acting towards what is good for your role in this
universe. This is where creative, not destructive, force comes from.
Your role in this universe is to do what makes you happy.
Are you acting towards that? Or are you just thinking about it?
Are you mentally masturbating with thoughts of "one day" or "what if's"?
Even for those of you who want to reach enlightenement, its not all about sitting there judging those that are controlled by their ego. Are you
meditating regularly? practicing mindfullness?
Or are you thinking about how nice it will be once you become enlightened ? Again, are you acting towards your goal or are you seeking instant
Don't be the parasite that sucks the life out of your environment.
You want to change the world you MUST take action towards what makes you happy.
See how the universe rewards you much much more than you had imagined.
This is a movement I want to promote. If you understand this and want to be part of the change then you already know how to start.
Be sure to spread the message.