State of the world
Posted by Arman
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.”Read more: http://www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2013/09/whats-wrong-with-our-culture.html Follow us: @TruthofToday on Twitter | KnowledgeOfToday on Facebook
- Our Need For a Sense Of Unity [Alan Watts & Terence McKenna] (disclose.tv)
- Alan Watts: The Real You (ruoxiangchau.com)
- Alan Watts Famous Quote Friday (upwithmarc.com)
- Discussing the Big Questions (gainesvilletxsocial.com)
- Alan Watts on a Sunday (backyardphilosophy01.com)
- Alan Watts Teaches The Art Of Meditation (openlifeup.wordpress.com)
- If Money Did Not Matter (upwithmarc.com)
- The value of losing touch (fullstart.com)
Posted on November 14, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged Alan Watts, Anonymous, Facebook, Human, Online Communities, Peaceful coexistence, Social Networking, Twitter. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.