State of the world

Came across this video today and it brought up a lot of questions – at the very least, it caused me to pause and re-evaluate my days and the general pattern of my life.

What are we bartering our time for? Time, which cannot be earned, held back or onto, bartered in order to make a life of material things. Is it really that worthless?

Why does education have to be so expensive? Why exclude an entire generation of children from education simply because their parents can’t afford it?

Why do we have to destroy the environment that we live in?

Why can’t we be kinder to our fellow living beings?

If money didn’t matter – what would I do with my time? my life? my energy and attention? would I still pursue the same things?

Leave a comment and let me know the reaction it prompts in you 🙂

5 minutes on the state of the world from the late, great Alan Watts, a man far ahead of his time. Created by The Omega Point Project.
“Your world is an illusion. From the day you were born, you have been conditioned. Your schools taught you to be quiet, neutral and numb. Your media desensitized you to the suffering of your fellow human beings and the system slowly isolated you until it somehow felt normal to feel alone on a planet with 8 billion other people on it.
You worked hard for the future with your reward always just around the next corner or just up the next step. Everything was tomorrow but tomorrow never came. And you realized too late that you had never lived at all. Something was missing and no matter how much you worked, partied or paid you could not disguise it.
You accepted it as natural for one to be wealthy whilst another is poor, or the absurd notion that we must pay back the debt of our own existence. We traded community culture for corporate comfort and our most precious resource, our time, as a commodity. We need to move beyond revolution and into the next stage of human evolution. A time marked by unparalleled compassion and peaceful co-existence. The shape of which we can not foresee as it must be created together.”
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Posted on November 14, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thank you for sharing this video. We got rid of cable tv in our house last spring. I got sick of the expense of something that lacks any path toward intellectual thought. Plus the house is more peaceful and truly relaxing. A haven after a long day of teaching. A place of comfort and joy for my family. I have come to believe that our culture has definitely lost our ability to connect because of technology and the unending quest for happiness through material goods.We have forgotten what it is like to simply just live and be and I daresay- breathe!

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  2. So true! People find it weird when I say that I don’t watch much tv, when I do, its mostly just to scan through the news channels to see what’s going on. But then again, the news are full of sad events which honestly depress me.

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  3. The video is really a piece of the education & self realization.We all has become a part automotive world with no room for our neighbours.Actually,no need to say more,I am also not out of lots of hipocracies,so better be quiet & rectify myself.

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  4. This is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.
    It has truly made me think.

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