posted on Dec, 23 2013 @ 07:47 AM
ATS is a great site , I love all the user journalism and information about the world. However, one can only glean from all the information about our
world, economy, mass murderers somehow running countries, banks, conspiracies, environment and such....that humanity is up a creak without a
Its clear to me, that there are SO many issues and SO much human stupidity and ignorance, that the world is doomed. There is no way back for humanity
now. I started studying Psychology a few years back through a well known uni in the UK who specialise on distance learning, hoping to understand why
we do what we do and how can we change our behaviour. The fact is we can't. There are so many entrenched discourses in the world (I mean the cultures
and how we imagine society to be) that are impossible to change. You talk to person X that we are destroying our environment, and that person might
say "well, if god wanted it different it would be"....mean while you talk about over population and one person agrees that we should maybe have a
period of learning whereby we slow down growth while we learn to adapt to a new managed way of living, and another person says its their right to have
as many children as possible and screw the consequences.
In fact, its the word consequentiality, that is not meditated on enough when we do things.
So, I have spent long hours and years trying to find a way to help people and guide us down new more positive behaviours ....but of course....who says
I'm right.... I can't speak for everyone, one persons right is another persons wrong. The evil we might see in one corner of the world, is saintly
in a different corner.
I guess what I am saying is, like me, many people out there could read ATS and get really depressed and concerned about the world. A feeling of
hopelessness. A feeling that can be verbalised like this "WHY don't they just GET it?". These feelings have weighed heavy on my shoulders over
So my new years resolution is simple. Just be happy with what I have right now. I can't change the world. We might be able to change small things,
but globally, and global consciousness is not going to change any time soon. In fact we may even end up totally destroying all life on earth as well
Sounds like a bad thing right?
Well, in fact maybe not. Earth and the Sun have a few Billion years left. Enough for new life to develop. Enough for a new species of intelligent
beings to grow....to evolve, be seeded by aliens or plonked here by one of the many gods we bow to.
I may have spent far to long worrying, fretting, being concerned, being angry even, fist shaking at the TV, banging my head against a wall....but no
2014 for me is a time not to worry. I'm sure there's that little saying that people at AA meetings have: Give me the power to change the things I
can and not worry about the things I can't.....or something like that.
It now rings true with me. Still always here to help, will still continue pushing for change and learning is my way is good or not, but I'm really
not going to worry about the world any more.
Peace and Happiness to all for 2014. Whatever you might be doing, however little or much you have . I hope you can find that peace in your heart, and
I hope you can take a leaf from this book. Just don't worry. IF the world is falling into a pit of doom, and you have tried the brake lever but it
does not work (Probably because a religious fundamentalist has said god told them to remove the brake pads :-) then at least enjoy the ride, feel the
rush of the wind in your hair. It will all be over before you know it. Just enjoy the gap between now and then.