Compared to even our most recent grandparents, life today is pretty awesome. It's not my opinion, but a fact that humans now live better than at any other time in our evolutionary history. We are living the high life of our timeline, and yet, people are more depressed, scared, angry and anxious than ever. Our ancestors had the worst life, but we are led to believe they were happier than we are. So what's the reason for this unorthodox reality?
To my mind, there are two main culprits: The media and the government, and the two are often intertwined. We are also more connected to the world than ever, and thus, we know every single thing that happens, which is only exaggerated by the two former entities because ratings and shock value are literally their bloodlines. A happy and productive world has no need for news and little need for government. But if things were half as bad as they say, we'd all be gone by now. The world isn't going to end (it NEVER does). You know this if you've been keeping count since Y2K.
There is also the fact that we hear about literally everything that happens in the world, and we think that these things have never taken place before. Well, you're half right. They haven't. They've actually been far worse than now. But a thousand years ago, or even a hundred, if an earthquake happened on the other side of the world, or even a fire in the next county, chances are you would have never known about it unless you were there or had contacts. Nor would it have had any impact on you whatsoever. But in our time, if someone so much as urinates on the sidewalk, you're going to hear how the smell caused a nosebleed.
As long as you rely on news, media and government to make you believe in a good world, you're on a fool's errand, because the simple fact is that the world will never be good enough for them. If it ever becomes good, they're all out of a job. People have actually become so mentally conditioned to the web of negativity that they will unconsciously spread it when the outlets can't or don't. You probably have some of these people on your social media accounts. Ya know, the ones who, instead of being happy about Spring, will remind you it's tornado season. Things like that. The inherent negative mindset that most people don't even realize has been programmed into them, can only respond in a negative fashion to any and everything, no matter how positive something may actually be, or how ridiculous a fear or hysteria might manifest.
The question is, what can we do as individuals to alter the course of this self-destructive path? As with any addiction, the only solution is detox. There is NO safe amount of poison. But the problem is that, like an addictive drug, people have been so cultivated that they're convinced they need the negativity. They will resist and fight against light. You'll find that it's literally like withdrawal symptoms. However, deep down, I think most of us desire to be free of these chains. We only need to also find the courage to turn off the news and politicians for good.
In the Goodness of the Gods,