Politicians Don't Suck – The Public Sucks

 Zykanthos (@chodebalm)8 years, 2 months ago

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I posted a thread regarding this matter a while ago. (https://www.highexistence.com/topic/fuck-the-government/)

The above quote by George Carlin is essentially a summarized version of the thread I made. However, I wanted to expand on this and bring up an issue that people are very passionate about.

I always hear people say the following:

– “How do we change it?”
– “What can we do about it?”
– “How do we fix things?”

Everyone wants a quick fix. We’re now at a point where we can clearly see the problems we’re facing, yet the solutions don’t seem as obvious. Everyone wants things to change immediately.

Well, all I want to say is this: Rome wasn’t built in a day.

The problems we’re seeing in the world today are a result of the opposition to our current paradigm. We can see that more and more people are “waking up.” And it’s true. Humanity is slowly waking up and coming to a realization about why things are so fucked up.

The truth is, there’s no quick fix for it. It’s a slow process. Each and every one of us has to be the change we wish to see in the world. No state of humanity ever came quickly. Each and every state of humanity was arrived at over a long period of time, through many changes. It took time. We are currently witnessing the transition.

So don’t worry – things are changing. Don’t worry about wanting a quick fix or wanting to figure out how to change things immediately. It won’t do any good. Instead, live your life by example for others. Spread your knowledge to others. Share what you know. It’s your duty. Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it. It is your duty as a human being to share with your fellow human beings for the benefit of humanity as a whole.

This is the only way anything has ever been accomplished. It is the only way humanity has ever evolved, and it is the only way we will continue to evolve and grow and change for the better.

Once the majority of human beings realize what’s going on, and realize the sick game they’ve been part of, the game will no longer have power over us. At that point, our elected officials will reflect our views – the views of the majority. And once we have elected officials in office who represent our views, we’ll start seeing changes happen even more.

Whether you realize it or not, websites like this have an impact on humanity. Together, we are currently changing things. We are fixing our current paradigm. We are making a difference. So just always keep in mind that you ARE making a difference and that you must continue to do what you do, so that future generations can reap the benefits, even if we don’t see any right now.

Thanks for reading. Peace & love to all of you.

July 20, 2013 at 10:14 am
Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@chodebalm, Great point, it takes time and persistent hard work by as many of us that see the sense in making the effort.

As an individual, we strive every day to be better than we were yesterday, it is not that you were a different person yesterday but that you did not know then what you know now, you use your experience to improve your situation.

That is life; on one hand we tell ourselves that we are good enough, then we tell ourselves to do better, the big contradiction we see.

But it is a bit of both, we are as good as we know how to be, but as we learn to do things in better ways we get better, but we still remain only as good as we know how to be.

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pedro (12) (@pedro) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@chodebalm this is a good point you make and something that really infuriates me. I’ve also come to the conclusion that for things to change it’s gonna take time, the time for a certain number of human beings to see the world a certain way (our way, i would say…)
what grinds my gears is that we shouldn’t have to wait that long because governments should be able to operate this change faster, speed it in it’s tracks. Instead, what happens is the sad realization that governments are useless and only there to protect the interests of the select few. If there’s ever gonna be change it will happen the way it happened before. People will have to go to streets and actually change what they want themselves, fighting the guys in power during that process. Government should lead…but it never does

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@trek79, What you said reminds me of an Ernest Hemingway quote: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

@pedro, It’s because we breed greedy humans. Humans, as we grow older, become more selfish and more greedy, because we are taught that we must compete with one another and that we must always be “good enough” for others – good enough for our parents, good enough for our teachers, good enough for our friends, etc. We’ve built a society that creates narcissism and makes it all about “me, me, me.” So then these greedy people end up pursuing politics as a career, and they end up getting elected into office, and their greedy tendencies and personalities cause the problems.

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Jordan (44) (@hekmix) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

There is no political solution, to our troubled evolution.

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@hekmix, What is that from? I’ve heard that before somewhere.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

“So don’t worry – things are changing. Don’t worry about wanting a quick fix or wanting to figure out how to change things immediately. It won’t do any good. Instead, live your life by example for others.”

Yeah, this might work on this site. :)

Everyone is living their life being an example for their closed ones. Things are not changing. What a stupid fucking thread with nothing in it.

Thanks for the George Carlin quote.

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@beyond, How are things not changing? You think things stay the same? Wrong.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

Yes, things stay the same. Nothing changes, nothing that is related to human nature. I’m right. George Carlin is also right. You’re not.

And please, when you share stuff by George Carlin, at least share why he believes what I believe too if you want to argue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls8RXqyZDsk

Much love, @chodebalm

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@beyond, If I want to argue? Sasho, believe me…you’re the only one here who ever wants to argue.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@chodebalm, Actually I’m not, but that’s too ridiculous to discuss. If a person doesn’t want to argue, he’s very likely to stay ignorant.

Who lied to you that arguing is a bad thing?

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MarkII (71) (@mwinship13) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

I would have to disagree and say that the public sucks AND politicians suck. But of course I’m just kidding because it’s foolish to say ALL of the public sucks or even that ALL politicians suck. Instead I’m just going to say that the mixture of all the sucky people and the system we have sucks. :)

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@mwinship13, No I agree. When I use the word “public,” I’m not referring to the people themselves. I’m referring to the system we have and the ignorance it causes. If we were to go around pointing fingers and looking for someone to blame, we’d get nothing done. Instead, it’s our duty to inform those who aren’t aware.

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Jordan (44) (@hekmix) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@chodebalm, Spirits in the Material world, by The Police :)

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MarkII (71) (@mwinship13) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

Everyone should become a sociologist. lol

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Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

Bump

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 7 years, 11 months ago ago
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Anonymous (127) (@) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

We’re what we need to be, by nature. All decisions that we make are final; nature says so.

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

@optimystic, Sounds like a statement that would fit in perfectly with the theory of biocentrism. Nice.

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Anonymous (127) (@) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

@chodebalm, It’s more common sense than theory, in my opinion.

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daniel (24) (@dany) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

Of course,rome wasn’t build in a day, rome was build in a longer period by people who actually worked on building the thing.there are enough people with enough wisdom tobuild brand new societies which can serve as an example of what the world can be for the rest of the people. What the people who understand that a better world is possible lack, is incentive,courage,passion,will.

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

@optimystic, What do you mean? The theory of biocentrism is more common sense? I agree. Or did you mean your statement? Either way yes I totally agree.

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