How many times have you felt like a hapless onlooker in a world seemingly gone insane?
How many times have you wondered how things ever managed to get into the unprecedented mess they are in today?
How many times have you longed to escape this crazy turmoil?
I’m confident to predict that the answer is ‘many’.
But reflect on this: there must be thousands, if not millions and quite possibly billions, who feel exactly the same way. Let us assume the possibility that the majority of those living on this planet have had such thoughts from time to time. What does this tell us?
It tells us that we see our lives and what goes on ‘out there’, as two separate realities. It suggests that we feel largely removed and alienated from the goings-on of the planet, regardless of the fact that we live off its (unequally) shared resources.
Now the trouble with all this is that, in truth, we are actually a part of the problem we see as separate from ourselves. We are part of the reason there is such a mess ‘out there’ in the first place.