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If Everyone Cared . . .





It has occurred to me recently, after experiencing yet another hellish week in my personal life, that people generally just do not treat one another with kindness and love. Selfishness seems to be the overwhelming "vibe" of our culture today - and other more vulnerable types pay the price for that line of thought.

I believe that we all have a purpose here on earth. The goal that mankind is to achieve in this life is a simple one - learn to love one another and help your fellow man. Simple, right? Not so. Often, it takes a terribly horrific situation to bring this very primal, yet simple realization to the surface in people. It's quite sad that it has to come to situations like that to see the good in mankind.

There are so many toxic personality types out there today. At times, it feels as if the earth is littered with rotten apples. When meeting others, you have to ask, "Does this person have values? Do they experience emotion? Do they have morals? Do they posses the ability to think of others besides themselves? Are they a giver or a taker? Are they of their word? Do they have a sense of spirituality or a set of personal beliefs? Do they partake in religion and believe in God?

Do they believe in Karma - and accept that every action brings about a reaction - and that for many actions, there are consequences? Do they love their families? Do they posses communication skills? What are thier insecurities and how do they deal with them? How do they express themselves? Are they constantly trying to prove something to themselves and others? How far will they go to do that? Do they enjoy taking risks? Do they find being secretive exhiliarating? What form of love are they capable of? Do they treat others as they themselves would like to be treated? Are they capable of apologies? What have their past actions been towards others? How have they loved themselves? How have they hurt others? How do they treat their parents? Do they love their children? Are they capable of deceit? Do they have a conscience? Do they experience guilt? Are they a comfortable liar? Do they love themselves or punish themselves without knowledge? Have they ever been a victim of someone else's crime?

Have they ever been hurt? Will they hurt YOU?"

When determining someone's soul value as a human being ask yourself, "Are they an evolved soul that has grasped this primal understanding of love - or are they an unevolved, immature selfish soul?"

Then ask yourself, "What kind of soul do you posses?" Because birds of a feather should always flock together.

It brings to mind a song titled "If Everyone Cared." Have a listen. There's a message in here for us all.

"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead


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8 Comments:

Sarah Nejdl said...

"people generally just do not treat one another with kindness and love." Sadly, this has been true since our earliest ancestors. Perhaps we are in an enlightened era where gutting and torture is frowned upon, but this was not so a mere few hundred years ago and carries true in some cultures today, such as some African nations.

Chaitanya said...

Good thought provoking post! It may be surprising; but there are *many* souls who are do-gooders. It's just that we have to find them. In addition, I would say, many more are good some of the time. We just have to make sure that part of them comes out! :)

chaitanya
www.p2w2.com

icubud said...

Spot on.

Unfortunately I only think the human race will continue to degenerate. Still - their will be diamonds in the rough.

Anonymous said...

Shalom,

Objective perfection such as Utopia is impossible to ever reach in our finite |individual and collective| consciousness.

I find that your interpretation is that we should all love and respect one another and then we will live in relative peace. Correct?

This is moreover a question of deriving human rights and values. If I have the right to own land, that may mean that I deprive you of the power to own land despite your inherent right.

So then is it a question of what rights are secured and powers are secured by governments as core as opposed to collateral human dilemmas?

If we then agree on securing basic human necessities for everyone, where does that lead? People can then enforce with taxation the necessary quota in order to achieve such tasks. But should someone who is unemployed be entitled to live off the backs of others?

Should someone who is unmarried and without children and works be taxed in order to support other people's children, marriage/civil-union costs?

Respect and love is difficult when others infringe on another's individual sovereignty. I have been accused of being selfish and hateful by people who make broad generalizations and assumptions of what simple solutions should be for everyone, then try to enforce them as if by providence.

But lets suppose further that these people are willing to work in a field for money, but this field is of relative unimportance to everyone else within society? Should it be our goal to enforce tax so that this individual could be payed to live? Then the definition of work for society has been obscured to such a degree that people no longer think it is fair that they work earnestly when someone can be payed the same amount through enforced taxation for some obscure line of work that could easily be interpreted as lazying around.

Furthermore, I agree that love and sharing are important values. But that it is difficult to label what these are when humanity in itself is so dynamic. I only wanted to paint some dissenting colours because the post seemed to be lacking.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this. :)

Allen Charles Report said...

When we are born, we are all very selfish. As we grow up this selfishness should yield to concern for others in our lives. Eventually a self actualized person will be able to reach out to the needs or at least the feelings of others. The idea of giving up something so someone else can maybe have more challenges this personal growth when the need to protect oneself and possessions is realized and a choice is required. Throw in the idea that others are not really worthy of our sacrifice and it is then easy to just protect one’s own stuff and refuse any concern for others with the result being a very selfish uncaring or unconcerned world.

The previous comment about paying a tax to help someone else is a very real example of my point.

Allen Charles Report said...

When we are born, we are all very selfish. As we grow up this selfishness should yield to concern for others in our lives. Eventually a self actualized person will be able to reach out to the needs or at least the feelings of others. The idea of giving up something so someone else can maybe have more challenges this personal growth when the need to protect oneself and possessions is realized and a choice is required. Throw in the idea that others are not really worthy of our sacrifice and it is then easy to just protect one’s own stuff and refuse any concern for others with the result being a very selfish uncaring or unconcerned world.

The previous comment about paying a tax to help someone else is a very real example of my point.

Anonymous said...

you're an angel , may God bless you n always keep you happy, your post on "appearing disappearing man" has given me TREMENDOUS confidence and I have shared it with my friends as well. God bless :))

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