Anna Present lol thank you for your response. I meant the question to be of a rhetorical nature, but apparently that implication did not translate well. I meant that it’s a question I ask myself when I start getting really disillusioned about the state of the world, just to self-check that I’m being as insignificant a part of the problem as possible, since my part of it is all I can really do anything about. But, to answer your question — which, unfortunately, feels a little bit like a challenge now, and I’m sorry if I made you feel that way and hope that I didn’t — maybe refer to this.
I like the idea of having a place devoted to being the change. It would be tricky, since everyone’s change is unique, making the way they invest in that change also unique.
One of my strongest beliefs is that the human race, at some point, became so outwardly focused…focused on the “greater good”, perhaps…or perhaps it came about because people were getting the information that to care for the self was synonymous with selfishness and to care for others was selfless…that making the world a better place became about putting others above ourselves.
I think that this has been distorted into the thinking error that somehow, if I fix enough “you’s”, “I’ll” be okay. I think people have moved away from introspection, because focusing outward has a self-anesthetizing effect and focusing inward is prickly and harsh.
But I believe that healing the self, independent of what else is going on out there, is vital. And because I can’t do that for you, and you can’t do that for me, it’s the place I’m starting.
I know I need to do this first, because even as I’m typing this, I’m fighting not to type the words,
And if everyone would just focus more energy on healing their insides, and less on talking about what everyone should focus more energy on…
I still have a long way to go.
This was kind of a ramble; sorry, but I kept meaning to get to this yesterday and got too busy. It’s way early for me right now and I’m not up for the day; just got up to pee and apparently speed-type a little nonsense.
I didn’t want you to think I asked you a question I wasn’t willing to answer.