There are many forms of business - small business - big business - family business - entertainment business - corporate business - and so on, but what happens if "business" becomes more important than people or our environment? I think we experience the effect of this right now, we are in the midst of business justifying pretty much everything. If someone is emotionally detached from a situation we call it " it's just business" - but what does that really mean? Justifying an action for the greater good?
I notice it in my daily Life everywhere: In my favorite coffee shop, the debate whether or not tables or bar-stools are being put up for people to sit on while they are enjoying their delicious coffee is going on now for over a year. It is not about customer's well being, or the interaction it will create between people, it's simply not in the budget to expand like this because it's much easier for people to pick up their coffee or latte and leave. But what kind of culture do we create if we think in that way? Exactly the culture that exists at the moment. Is that what we want? Running from one place to another and never sitting in a relaxed environment to enjoy each other, unless the Holidays come around? But that's a minor example compare to health care, education, politics and other areas in our Life. If health care is a "business" than people are not really the focus, the focus is on selling pharmaceutical products, keeping the patient long term and creating more disease so business can expand. What kind of mindset is this? If big pharma controls our health care, than we can't really trust our system much. The other area is education, how can education be a "business" - but it is! If you can't afford to go to college, or you can't pay for the private school, your children are pretty much not in the big game of Life, at least not here in America, the land of the free and the brave and the big dreamers. Education is also influenced by private investors such as the Rockefeller foundation and the Rothschild's. Universities rely on private investors and therefore follow their rules and regulations.
I always thought education should be solely about educating students and embracing one's talent. And in politics we see what is happening when big corporations influence presidential candidates and congress, when this happens our well being is compromised. But the big questions is: Why do we allow it? Why do we value business over everything? Why is profit and greed things we value? What does it mean to us when someone live's in exuberant wealth , do we look up to people like that or do we wish secretly we could live just like them? I guess it goes back to what I wrote earlier: Self worth. If you know for a fact, that you, exactly who you are, with no material wealth, with no education under belt, you as a simple human being are valuable, and just because you exist you are perfect just the way you are, and now you go out in the world and make a difference, inspire others with what you know and show your talent. We all can do that and many have proven it whether they were physically challenged or displayed perfect health. Many people in our time and in the past have done enormous things, why do we think we are less? Let's make a change today!
Everything in Life comes down to self worth, the estimation of one's self worth. All the problems you see in this world are created by people thinking and feeling inferior to someone else or something else. Look around you and observe people. Whether it is something so obvious as a physical dis-comfort such a weight gain, or weight loss, or changing different body parts by undergoing surgery, or injecting various chemicals to enhance body parts, it doesn't really matter, it all comes down to a notion of not being enough or not liking one self. In other areas in politics or in business it's all about power. The people involved feel "powerless" within their own realm of reality that's why they have to impose power over others, whether it is locally, in a small village or town, or internationally by various presidents. The same goes for military. Justification of murdering someone under any circumstance is wrong. No one is suppose to take anyone's life, but I guess some people feel extremely powerful when they take someone's life, or even wipe out an entire city or country, this has been going on since human creation. But the question is why? Why does anyone feel the need to hurt, kill, destroy, bully, abuse, belittle, humiliate anyone? It can only be because they don't feel good about themselves. Now the question is where does this come from? Is it a believe or a thought that was created by parents, by teachers, by friends, by a spouse, or by an institution? Who do we allow so much power over us to believe that we are not enough, not pretty enough, not successful enough, not rich enough, not intelligent enough, not popular enough, not famous enough and so on. As a child you don't really have the awareness or the tools to withstand such thought creations, you just simply absorb what your parents tell you, until much later when you become an adult you re-evaluate those thoughts and believe systems. But even then, most people are already locked in those patterns and they are enforced by media, social structures, institutions and sometimes even friends. Whatever is going on is an illusion, it's a false evaluation of one self. You are here on earth to enjoy your life, whatever this is, you are here to share your life with others and to inspire. Destruction, violence towards others and one self, is not inspiration, it is simply destroying the beauty of what surrounds you and is within you and that only can happen when you don't feel connected to who you are and your image of yourself. Instead of waiting for someone else to tell you, who you are, what you are, what you are suppose to do, how you suppose to live your life, why aren't you asking yourself: "what can I do today, to make this earth a better place, how can I enjoy my life and share what I have, who I am, what I do with others and how can I create a community that shares values that empower people, and how can we all make this earth a better place for generations to come." With this in mind, enjoy this beautiful September morning
"Every day I go out into this beautiful Life that we live and I share it with everyone I meet."