Thursday, April 21, 2016
For as long as I can remember, I have had specific feelings about how others are treated by their fellow humans. I have come to realize that this truth I've known since i was a little girl is grounded in my awareness of the facts around me.
Here are a few examples:
Revenge - if you do something to me or someone I care about I want to do something bad to you or those you care about. (This idea to me is the stupidest idea ever - why would you do something that you don't like? That means that you are as evil as the person who did the bad thing to you or those you love, that means you are equal and just as stupid. There is no end to revenge. ) Revenge is dumb.
Authority - those in authority will always make decisions that they feel is in the best interest of those that they have authority over but those in authority don't go talk and learn from those that they oversee. Their decisions almost always cause grief for those they oversee. Trust, kindness and autonomy are rarely given to those they oversee.
Capitalism - you own or a company where you ask someone to do a task for you and you'll pay them. The tasks that they are doing provides profit for the company. That profit is used to provide for the company (investment in the company, growth of the company, advances in the task, efficiencies, etc.) and then it is also used to pay the financial supporters of the company and the people who work for the company. There is a point when the profit is so great that the company starts to give those profits to those in authority even when the workers are not getting enough to be able to care for themselves. This is where greed of the company (the leadership) overshadows love and kindness. This also applies to government, organized religion, etc. Profits aren't used to bring about equality or quality but to give some people excess beyond what is needed to be happy and healthy therefore there are a lot of people who are not happy or healthy. This is why I don't like rich people or capitalism, in theory it is great to have capitalism but very few people who run their companies do it in such a way that happiness and health are a top priority.
I have more examples but I can't think of them at the moment.