When you take a moment and look around at the world, things can appear pretty messed up. Take 5 or 10 minutes and watch the 6 o’clock news. Chances are, the entire time, all you are going to see is war, conflict, death, illness, etc. Sure, this is part of the mainstream medias content strategy to sell drama and keep people focused on it, but besides that it reveals something real about the current state of our world.

  1. We prioritize money and the economy over basics like air, water, food quality, our environment and our communities.
  2. We utilize an economic trading system that facilitates the death of millions of people each year.
  3. We divide the worlds land into sections and then fight over who owns these sections.
  4. We call some people “soldiers” which makes it OK for them to kill other people.
  5. We torture and kill millions of animals everyday needlessly for food, clothing and experiments.
  6. We send children to school for their entire childhood to memorize facts and skills that they will rarely use.
  7. We impose financial pressures on parents, forcing them to miss out on vital stages of their child’s development.
  8. We have thousands of religions, each one believing that their God or god-story is the only true and unique version.
  9. Love and compassion, which promotes life, are mocked as facile. Whereas war, which harms life, is seen as honorable.
  10. Anyone with a really useful invention, can forcefully prevent others from using or modifying it.

What would your world look like?

*via http://www.collective-evolution.com/*

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