A World Vision (Part 2)

I suppose that if you were to ask most people they would agree that one of their main aims in life is to provide a better start for their children than what they themselves experienced. It’s reasonable to assume that the same would have been true for previous generations because as humans we love, we want the best for our children.

I think most people would agree that we are living in a unique time right now in regard to this matter due to many people currently finding it difficult to provide a better start in life for their children in comparison to their own upbringing. 

It’s seems that in many ways society is starting to go backwards. Why?

The gap between the rich and the poor is wider now than it has been for a very long time, less than 1% of the population own half the wealth of the planet. 

I’m sitting here writing this in a business class seat on the way to the other side of the world and was a moment ago angry because the people around me don’t have enough respect for their fellow passengers to control their kids, and I can’t sleep because of the noise being made. But this is truly a ‘first world’ problem.  Can you imagine if I relayed this gripe to a person that has never even dreamed of flying on an airplane, that spends their days working insane hours doing hard, body-ruining labor just to survive and provide food for their family? They may reasonably conclude that I am a crazy, spoilt human being, unworthy of the gift of life! 

So where are we headed as a species, what does the future hold for human kind?

We have some huge challenges ahead that can only be solved by working together, big problems that require a united effort. I think we can all agree that human (over)population is one of these issues, alongside climate change, artificial intelligence/automation and creating a peaceful, harmonious existence for all life….yes, world peace

Logically, the only way to achieve all of these things is to start with the latter, for we can only unite if we first achieve peace. 

I was once of the opinion that world peace is an impossible dream. I now know that it is achievable in theory and that we MUST achieve it in reality with absolute urgency, if we are to survive in this world. We are truly running out of time to save the future for our children, grandchildren and beyond.

How are we ever going to achieve such a thing? 

It begins with education. There is now so much information available to so many people via the Internet, that it’s possible to educate yourself on just about anything. You can find out how many billionaires and millionaires are among us, you can research the major destructive forces on the planet, you can compare promises made versus promises kept by people in power, you can step back and see the bigger picture of how our world is being run. Once you can see clearly, see past the ‘circus’ that is being paraded in front of our eyes by people in power every day, that is the first step, to wake up and see the true, undeniable reality of how our world currently operates. Once enough people are awake it’s then a matter of what we need to do in order to move the world towards peace. 

Wow, what a momentous task! 

So how do we unite? We unite by waking up as many people as possible, and then by coming together and becoming that unavoidable, impossible to ignore force for change. 

But what should be our goal, what is a better world?

Can you imagine a world without war, a world where you are not forced to work at a job that you hate just to survive, a world where you are not discriminated against because of your sex or social status, a world that nurtures you for your entire life therefore enabling you to reach your full potential and happiness no matter who you are or where you came from? Can you imagine how plentiful our shared resources would be if we didn’t waste them on war and military? If we prioritized and invested in nurturing people properly through a revolutionized education system that produces happy and healthy people, fully equipped to lead a life fulfilling their potential in terms of their natural skills, abilities and passions, can you imagine the benefits that would have for society? Productivity and innovation in every field would increase exponentially; there would be a massive reduction in people turning to drugs, suicide, homelessness and in turn massive savings for the health sector; we would advance so much and so quickly as a human race that the future would be an amazing thing to behold.  

Of course there are many details that would need to be worked through within all of this, but I am describing the big picture view here. For example, wealth inequality does not fit within the world vision described above therefore we would need to revolutionize the way our economy operates. Everything that we take for granted in terms of societal structures would need to be re-assessed to see if they properly serve our better future. 

If you are of the opinion that it’s not your responsibility to participate in change, that it’s up to our world leaders to guide us through these types of issues, I think that is a great example of how we need to wake up and re-assess our societal structures.

Most world leaders pretend to be working for the people and working towards solving world issues, but it is an ever-thinning veil between that fiction and the glaring truth that they are in the business of keeping themselves and their political party in power. They don’t want things to change on the scale that needs to happen because that would mean a re-distribution of power and wealth. Of course, the wealthy and powerful don’t want that. 

There are many more of us, and by ‘us’ I mean the working classes, the middle classes and the people in poverty than there are the wealthy and powerful.  So we need to come together and be listened to, be respected so that we can take action and control our fate.

So come on people, wake up, educate yourselves, find other people that are awake and come together to make a change that will save the world for our children, grandchildren and beyond.

Nobody will do it for you.

The time is now.

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