What does it take to get the human mind to end its constant veracious speed? The human mind is constantly active, constantly working in ways that even when we are aware of it we barely understand.
Yet there is a problem.
Humans are effort minimizers and euphoria maximizers. We want the reward but we don’t want to put forth the effort that comes with that reward.
What do we all want?
We all want a society that transcends hate, that transcends the needs for self medication, for violence, for exploitation of both our planet and our fellow beings both human and non human.
We want to see a world where profit is meaningless, yes we all need profit to a degree in order to eat and survive but profit should be about what profits all of society as a whole, not just one individual.
Those who say they do not want these things are either in denial or they are the ones doing the exploiting, and sometimes its both at the same time. These people don’t want to change things because they fear the change because they have something to lose in the change. At least they think so.
As Marx said however, “You have nothing to lose but your chains.”
The same goes for sexual liberation and the one sided views of modern sexuality, we all want to be in touch with our sexuality and those who say they don’t are also in denial or exploiting sex for their own benefit. They deny a gay couples right to marry so they can feel more established in their own concrete sexuality when concrete sexuality is an illusion, you are not more established in your own marriage because you deny marriage to others. You simply are buying into the illusion of dichotomy. The idea you have to feel “us against them” because you fear what unity with people as a whole would be like. This fear comes from the fact humans have never been truly united as one and because the idea of true unity, true peace is so foreign we cannot believe it is possible.
I am here to say it is possible.
I am here to say at this very moment, all of these moments of bigotry, exploitation, lethargy, and apathy can be stopped. How can it be stopped you may ask?
I do not know, perhaps if I listen to what you have to say because you have listened to me we can create a dialogue and find out how to stop these matters?
There I think I found an answer, we need to just listen to each other more. If we are right we will be proven so by the words themselves. If we need to prove we are right the chances are we are more wrong than we can imagine.
I have nothing to prove.
I know everything I have stated and every question I have asked to be true.
If you disagree with me, tell me.
I will listen.
Because I will not grow, nor will the world around me grow, unless I listen to what you have to say. When I listen I try to understand, when I try to understand I am more inclined to try to help.
If the same is not true for every human being, then there is a greater problem that we as humans have yet to acknowledge.