Monthly Archives: January 2015

Empathy deficit

Might become my word(s) of the year.

One of the most interesting and important clips I have ever seen -I have long wondered how our Emotional IQ could be measured and compared with the more famous ‘just’ IQ:

http://www.trueactivist.com/this-is-why-rich-people-dont-care-about-you/

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My gut feelings are screaming and they shall not be silenced by $$ …

Is it not a shame that everything in our lives ultimately gets a dollar sign put on it?

Without our choosing or permission.

We know from all our most famous thinkers (philosophers and poets and writers, scientists) and from own experience that there is so much more to human lives than an ultra competitive, profit and greed driven society. Yet in the end we are all ruled by money. The One World Government; the One God that unites us all in wealth and in poverty has actually been in power for a long time now.

But there is an air of expectation in the air right now. It feels like something is upon us, like there is a different time coming.

Rather than go with what the negativists think about that, I just go with my gut feeling and say this is a time where we turn around looking back to our roots.

Back to what we actually are.

Who we actually are.

And what we actually want to live for.

Rather than living our dreams, we are living our worst nightmares right now, portrayed in countless dystopian movies and books.

My gut, however, is telling me that now comes the time where we humans say ‘stop’ to our nightmares; we say ‘stop’ to our rulers; we say ‘stop’ to those that have made us feel small and unimportant.

Because looking back at our roots, we realise that we are not unimportant!

We are important!

We are intelligent!

We are one pinnacle of billions of years of evolution (I won’t exclude dolphins here).

All our grand mistakes and grand advancements; all our super highs and super lows, all our learning and forgetting and re-learning; it has all brought us here.

And my gut just won’t stop shouting that now is the time to put into practise all that we have learnt.

So, what have we learnt? Pretty much that we are the meaning of life, for the insanely genius fact that we have developed consciousness to explore and study the meaning of life (Carl Sagan: “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”).

And, more to the point of this post, our incessant dealing with money is robbing us of our time to be healthy and happy and creative and cooperative and peaceful human beings.

Instead we appear to have become slaves to this system that is trying (or used to try or is pretending to try or may be trying?) to take care of us but failing quite miserably.

This may or may not be anyone’s fault or intention, but it is the way it is.

And so we are all victims of this massive system somehow, even if we don’t know about it or think that we are above it.

But this system (or much slicker: this matrix!) is actually not really that massive anymore. As we all know we have reached the digital age, which gives us the opportunity to connect with each other and it totally changes the game plan on the shaping of history. And we are making machines that are going to do most of the menial work for us, bringing with it the rise of technological unemployment…

…Sorry but I’m gonna leave you hanging there – more on this in the next few days, I need to get to work, carting matrix slaves to and from their work places…