Of What We Are Made
Adversity is the breeding ground for growth.
We are living in times of revelation. When I look back at the big picture since the beginning of 2020, I am struck by self-serving agendas and unabashed profit-making as the collective global population was made to feel so fearful. Now just as that threat seems to be easing, we are faced with the possibility of global nuclear war.
We look at our leaders in wonderment, that a person or people who supposedly have our best interests at heart might push a button(s) that could kill millions, or possibly even billions on the planet. Maybe they’ll push the button, and maybe they won't. Right now we live with that uncertainty, and the knowledge that innocent lives are already being destroyed with smaller weapons at their disposal.
What is certain is that the chess game being played by world leaders is, as I speak, causing untold damage to the future welfare of humanity. As only one example, if the sanctions continue they will have a devastating effect on an already fragile and inadequate world food supply, as well as supply chains crucial to keeping global industry alive. We face challenges much bigger than the pandemic if this lunacy continues.
After they have wrought whatever damage they deem necessary to accomplish their own agendas, we will be left to clean up the messes of the ones we put in charge. There will need to be a complete re-evaluation of what life means. The things we thought were important will fall away, as we try to figure out how to build a better civilization.
The question then will not be what any of us can do to be a success within the old definition of a crumbled society. Rather, the question will be what each of us can contribute to heal and rebuild our world, and make it a place we would feel good about passing on to our children and grandchildren.
We can no longer afford to leave our futures in the hands of these others. Ultimately we have to claim, and then dig in and build, the world we want. In the doing of that, we will discover of what we are really made.
Humans have immense greatness within them that has been purposely squelched by they who have been running the show. This is the wake up call humanity has been waiting for, and I predict that we will astound ourselves!
Checkmate Hierarchy empire, kings and queens in days of yore ruled the peasants with iron fist, wrung the gold from slaves’ sweat, their inherent birthrights stolen away... “That was in ancient times," I hear your retort, but no, wake up! See the deceit, game is in play, want-to-be kings shroud their decrees, money buys power, little pawns weep.
© Susan L Hart 2022 | Thank you for reading!
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