At such a tender time in Global society, i can relate on a personal and global level with the sudden realization of our mortality and how quickly things can all change.
Some blames laws, some blame the lack of humanity, others may think its how (badly) we treat each other but December sure has been an emotional month and i’m not talking tinsel.
The life we live is so precious however the distraction of media will make us believe that if we do not own a tablet computer, have not yet got out PPI claim in or have not done a million squats that we will perish publicly ….. It sad to see so many people caught up in this materialistic world.
I, myself am guilty of being bedazzled by the media yet i have somehow dug deep into my soul and not given into the dreaded call of the plastic (Credit Card). I am trying to live by the rule of ‘Necessity not Desire’ and yep it’s HARD!!! (Must remember to remove myself from the Groupon mailing list!!)
Since my year abroad in Cuba i have become aware of the power of advertisements and that without a mental holiday, our society has almost entirely conformed to the the need to have everything and the result of no hard work. We demand everything in an instant, from food to technology, we have become a bunch of irrationally impatient people!!
Elderly people are using contactless cards without knowing the risks while young children are going to school not knowing how to read and do basic math yet they will set-up your tablet to your wifi, no problemo!!
This Christmas it seem to be a lot stronger due to the sure state of our economy they want us to spend less time with our families, work more hours in employment in order to pay for these gadgets we hope will raise our children. Not to mention the pressure of processed foods being forced down our throats.
If there is to be a major shift in society i think it will be economical where we lose the value of money and status and have to look at what we have in front of us and in the mirror. Strip away all the products and really look at what we have become.
That would cause a state of pandemonium, the world could never be ready for!!
How much time do we spend with our loved ones, have we ever genuinely helped someone with wanting something in return, even smiled at a stranger for no reason??? Selfless acts give value to our souls.
On a brighter note, my health process is moving forward and even though my travel plans have been delayed, i am still holding onto my dreams and living my life like its golden.
I have a restless soul that may never settle but i hope you enjoyed my latest rants because a crazy is never good alone!!!
Bless ALL angels taken too soon…….