228 – How Do We Change a Global Culture of Greed? …

What is it going to take for the minds of those individuals blinded by greed in their pursuit of power and profits who, without regard for the consequences of their actions, are threatening the future of Humanity?

The minds of these individuals, overtaken by the doctrine that Growth and Power are the measures of success, are so completely brainwashed, so far removed from reality, that they fail to comprehend the obvious fact that their actions are driving Humanity into self-destruction.

How can someone with a relatively high degree of intelligence, as demonstrated by an ability to run successful enterprises, countries, entire cultures, play with Life – not just human life but the life of an entire planet – as if it were an inconsequential game of cards? How can they be so heartless, so utterly removed from the consequences of their irresponsibility, as to be able to ignore not only the warnings of science but the impending signs of an environment thrown by the immorality of their actions into an unprecedented crisis?

What kind of paradigm have we created where human beings come to believe that to prove themselves worthy of the predator culture that obliterates their moral compass, they must plunder the living planet that gives them life?

It confounds and saddens me.

I want to feel happy, proud, and hopeful for humankind because I know it has taken us eons of evolutionary time not only to get to be the most beautiful, ingenious, visionary, tolerant, progressive, altruistic, loving creature on the planet but that we have come to experience moments of sublime insight; short periods of time in which we touched the Beauty and the Hope in us – the Greek Golden Age, the Carta Magna, the European Renaissance, the promise of American Democracy are some examples of these moments in our history. These magnificent moments, although soon obliterated by the force of human greed, opened our eyes to the extent of our true potential: To join the magnificent force of Life with increasing awareness of its unremitting progression towards the highest reaches of conscious self-reflection.

How do we change a culture of Greed that is not only bringing out the worst in us but impeding the achievement of what we are born to achieve?

 Revised January 2022

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