We are living in an age of technology. We are also living in an age of information. We are inundated by them. And they are growing and multiplying together at staggering rates. And we are more disconnected from Life, and each other, than we’ve ever been.
In the 1995 film Powder, Albert Einstein is attributed with the phrase, “It’s become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity.” Whether he said it or not (and personally, I think it likely he did), it is becoming more and more true every day.
How is it we can download terabytes of information on to a drive the size of my thumb, but struggle ceaselessly to express, honestly and clearly, how we feel to “Loved Ones”?? We’re not only losing touch with our fellow human beings, but with our Mother Earth, who sustains us continually, despite the atrocities we’re committing to/upon her! And our Heavenly Father, who Inspires us to greatness in every moment, regardless of the impurity of our minds?
We are losing touch with all that is important, and filling our Lives, and the space(s) we live in with things that matter not at all to our survival! In fact, nearly ALL that we are presently about, is destructive to our well being, and a detriment to the survival of our children, and if we are not quick to change, the very existence of humanity.
Have we become so narrowly focused on the acquisition of “stuff” that we cannot see the damage we are doing? Have we been so far removed from our emotions that we are numb to the pain and suffering our inaction is causing at alarming rates? And not just to ourselves, but to BILLIONS of our sisters, mothers, daughters, brothers, fathers, and sons?
what Good is there in tracking the “time” we spend working, when we fail to treasure the moments we share with each other (physically, not digitally)?
Our moral compass has been shattered. Our values misaligned. We are losing more quickly than we are gaining, our sense of right and wrong, and the very basic desire to see things done rightly!
What happened? I’m not yet that old, and not yet too old to remember, when -Deity- came first, then of the Earth Family(ies), then Friends, then all else! Swear and curse words were not heard on television, and vile/crude jokes weren’t the standard for “comedic discourse”.
We are losing track of what matters most. Love! And from it, Life! And in losing them, we’re losing every bit of happiness we used to sing about, in Praise and in delight. In the war against apathy/evil, we are not just losing, we’re giving up! How can this be??
Life is so precious, so fragile, so fleeting, and we’re wasting it! Constantly looking for “new and improved” ways in which to take it, to make others miserable through it. How many trillions in currency are we spending on saving our planet? On saving the human race? We’re spending that much on its destruction!
How many people have you complained to today, about some aspect of your existence? How many people have you hugged, and told them you Love them? Have you hugged a tree today, in gratitude for the air you breathe, because of it? Or the shade it offers? Or the fruit? When’s the last time you smiled and greeted a stranger passing you by, just because?
There isn’t much any of us need during these short lived mortal experiences. Love, Sustenance, shelter. That’s it. And there’s PLENTY of each, for each and every one of us, if we are but willing to share!
We cannot, we will not survive, if we don’t do it together! As yet another old saying goes, “Together we stand! Divided we fall!” We’re all in this together. If we do not learn from the mistakes of the past, we will continue to repeat them! Only this time, we’ll be eliminating our future as well!