There’s a right and a wrong. Theres a yes and a no. Deforestation? Wrong. Cultural appropriation? Wrong. Declining bee population? Wrong. The systematic racism in our economy and government used to continue a cycle of racism, poverty, and oppression on black communities? Also wrong.
So much is wrong. Almost everything is wrong. From the FDA to Big Pharma, the farming industry, animal breeding, US foreign policy, rape allegations not being taken seriously (also the whole US justice system), it feels like there are so many battles that need to be fought for those who are in need of a voice. And everything that is going wrong is wrong because of not money – but greed. You can want to be rich, no issue in that. But once you start mixing money and power with humans’ desires you end up with the mess of a world we live in today.
How much can one do? How many times can I tweet about the crisis in Syria, or Flint, or Myanmar, or Black Lives Matter? How much of a REAL difference are my tweets making when at the end of the day my tweets, facebook, instagram, even this blog post are just generating more money for large companies who don’t want anything more than to keep you using their platforms for as long as they can possibly keep you there. It seems like it’s always a lose – lose situation where anyone who wants anything good for the world is losing and the only way you can make it is to ignore what’s going on and focus on yourself. Which in that case – you’re not fulfilling your moral duty. What do we do?
How do I do my job as a citizen of this world, as someone who really wants the best for all living things? Protests and rallies and hashtags yes they bring awareness and yes, sometimes that awareness does stuff and it makes changes and yes, we can fight this; one small battle at a time and it’s all feel good – until you think about all of the forces working against you, who are more powerful than you and then the fleeting moment of happiness and accomplishment is gone – but then you think about the people that were helped by the small battle that you helped fight and it makes it all worth it.
So maybe it’s not about fighting the industries, maybe it’s about being human and working together to make sure that we are all taken care of even when others may have something else in mind. Maybe helping one person is just as important as helping a hundred people because how are you going to put a quantitative value on humanity? I guess you can’t.
THIS IS A REMINDER TO MYSELF BEFORE IT IS TO ANYONE ELSE ALSO THESE ARE JUST A PROJECTION OF MY INNER THOUGHTS TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT