I am 32 years of age. I am slowly coming into an understanding of what and how I can be a part of the change that I wish to see in this world. It has taken years. It has been a thorough, heart breaking and uplifting moral process of wanting to live my passion while at the same time giving back to the Earth System.
I do not believe in contributing to the society of today. I believe in contributing to the vision of the society of tomorrow.
I am grateful for what has been, but I see no point in being afraid of the dynamics of change. There are no static systems. Change is always a factor. I will not contribute my time to the up-keeping of a societal norm where we as a collective act on the assumption that we have reached perfection in certain parameters. I do not believe in perfection. Perfection might provide a goal for some minds, but I can only see it as a flaw if you can not understand that perfection can never be reached. It is an infinite goal. You will never get there. That’s the whole point of perfection. You repeat a task over and over again, in an infinite number of iterations, yet you will never reach an end. There will always be room for improvement. Deal with it. Rest, then try again. Draw back – and you fill falter. You will become a part of the past, no longer in line with what is happening in the moment.
We are a funny species. We have funny minds. We can think in so many layers, we can relate to so many different perspectives at the same time. If we challenge that skill we become better and better at comprehending complexity, and if we give in and drop down to a more linear way of thinking, we will loose our potential of a more thorough understanding of this world.
What I’m saying is this: Sure, if you want to limit yourself and your own mind, do so. I can not stop you. But be aware of the choice you have made. You are free to at any time change this choice, but as time passes and habits are set, this will become harder and harder. Much like for any organism, there are stages of our lives which are generic. Birth, growth, offspring, death. We can not affect our own birth. We can sometimes affect our physical growth. All of us can affect our mental growth. Many of us can choose to have or not to have any children. We will all die.
The most profound effect we can have on ourselves through these stages relate to our mental growth. Others can provide part of the conditions for your mental growth, but the lion part of the job is for you to undertake. Dismiss it, and you will never reach your full potential.
Why would you ever want to loose that opportunity?