Where's our revolution?

Enriched Panda (@EnrichedPanda) 7 years, 5 months ago

I try not to read too much negative stuff about our earth being destroyed, about the downside of our consumerist society or about inequality. But I still do every day, there simply is soo much content available on the subject of ‘global awareness.’ The creators of this content are never afraid of telling their readers that change is needed; if all people would stand up for their earth and fellow humans, the much needed revolution that will change the world for the better would happen!

What I don’t get is that, even though all the information is easily accessible and agreed with by probably more than a billion people, nothing is happening? I know humans tend too wait until the last moment, or until they can improve their economic position. But haven’t we grown up and learned? We have the internet now, we can organize something bigger than ever before!

Perhaps I’m too pessimistic about our future or too optimistic about what we can do about it. And I do absolutely nothing to improve the world large-scale yet.

July 1, 2014 at 11:12 am
MonkeyZazu (1,865)M (@monkeyzazu) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

An excerpt from an imaginary novel:

The people who were surrounded by it had no idea it was actually taking place. Eyes solely focused on the continuing tragedies of everyday existence, they were unaware of the reality unfolding before them. It wasn’t until their viewpoints became more objective in its gaze did they start to see the unseen triumphs and present activism existing in the midst of the chaos.

Although their expressions varied, it was unmistakably clear that they were all coming to the same conclusion – this is the Revolution.

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Matthew (1,127) (@ojai) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

The problem with the revolution is simply that most people are waiting for everyone else to start it.

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Animal lover (1) (@Kristinrs7) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

I could not agree more with this!!

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Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

So the very people who destroy the earth are still your innocent fellow humans? There can be no revolution without an enemy. There can be no victory, barely even a stalemate, if the lines between ally and enemy are so blurred.

Are you saying that you don’t contribute the least bit to the destruction? I highly doubt that. We’re all guilty, but it’s so easy to blame and avoid responsibility. Easier still to blame a vague concept like “humanity” and avoid having to actually point out who is doing what. Nice and comfortable to act like there’s no enemy, only victims, all in the same boat. Right…

You wonder why nobody is doing anything despite the information?
Well, what are YOU doing? When you understand how little you do, and WHY you don’t do anything more, you will also understand why practically nobody does anything.

We can organise something bigger now? Well that’s been possible for at least a century, but something being possible doesn’t mean someone will do it.
Things don’t happen on their own, if you want something to happen you gotta MAKE IT happen. Everyone is just sitting around waiting for others to make the first move, and that’s why nobody ever makes that move.

Grown up and learned? Learned WHAT exactly? Hmm?
Whenever someone uses the “grown up and learned” argument two things are certain.
1. The person hearing/reading it will go into defencive ignorance mode.
2. The person saying it has little to no substance behind his/her opinion and instead tries to make it seem like some objective, higher thought.

Why is there no revolution? Because people have become soft, comfortable, lazy little domestic apes.

There is no possible way on earth to solve global issues under the conditions all of you demand. There is no magical bandaid that can just make things better. Each problem has a cause, and eliminating that cause is the only way to solve the problem.
The main cause to these problems are the ones who most people see as fellow victims. The quantity of humans is very high, and the quality is very low. That’s why the world is fucked up.

No, I’m not advocating any kind of mass murder. Just making some things clear.
You can’t have a strong society, tons of people who use up more than they contribute, and a healthy world all at once. You gotta choose.
This is what people have chosen, and still keep choosing.

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Anonymous (328) (@) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

It takes time. There are a lot of small movements that are sprouting. It’s a process, not an event. I would hope so. In the past 5 years we had Occupy, Wikileaks and NSA leaks. Those alone gave much inspiration for normal people to start their own gig. Just like this website.

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Kris (328) (@kjbaran) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

Revolution begins when the individual is affected. We’re almost there :)

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krkrich (148) (@krkrich) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

I feel like people are starting to wake up and change. Not the majority. Not even half the population. But there are movements of people stepping up and trying to make a difference. Look at how eating healthier is becoming popular. People are starting to understand the importance of where their food comes from & how its prepared & whats added to it. This is just one example.

I think its just a matter of understanding that change takes time. Its not going to be a massive overnight shift.

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Anonymous (4) (@) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

It starts with YOU.
You want a revolution? DIY.
Be the change you want to see in the world, right?!
It may be cliche, but it’s oh so true.
In my opinion, the BEST thing you can do for the world and every creature upon it- is to learn self love. People who love themselves would never hurt another. People who master self love add an abundance of joy to the lives of every person they encounter. Make happiness your life’s main goal and everything else falls into place. Seriously. Self love. It is so important. Everything starts with you. You want to see more love in the world, people to be kinder to each other? Be kind to YOURSELF. Love yourself.

Little things are actually BIG things.
Don’t ever underestimate that.
Sure, you may be just one person but your consciousness reaches every person you encounter in life. Be a good example – you are affecting people whether you think so or not. ;) Going after your own happiness and learning to love yourself is NOT selfish- because that also helps everyone who happens to cross your path.

Forget about everyone else. Forget about “society”- That’s such a broad term. And like others have already said- seeing problems in the world and having “society” to blame just takes the pressure off you! Do whatever you can! Regardless what anybody else is doing. Give your all in every. single. way possible, and change will come. YOU are society. So if you want change, what are you waiting for? That’s all on you. You can start anytime ;)

Some “little things” that add up;

-Instead of using paper towels, use and reuse micro fibre cloths! Imagine if 50% of the people on earth did this?! Start now, no excuses. Also, cloth grocery bags. I’m sure most people on here have broken up with plastic bags by now- but if you haven’t, what are you waiting for??? :)

-Walk. If it’s walkable distance don’t drive. Good for your body, good for the planet.

-Do not buy things you don’t need. Vote with your $$$. Look into minimalism. Have less, do more, be more. Don’t contribute to the already ridiculous overconsumerism that exists today. You need less than you think. Go for quality over quantity. Support independent artists, etc whenever possible. Support food companies that don’t include harmful ingredients in their products, etc, etc.

It all adds up. There are endless amounts of things you can do. Just pick something. Start somewhere and keep building on it.

“Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.”

MUCHLOVExx

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Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

Considering people have giant egos without being appealing, capitalism and exposure of individuality rather than society makes little to any improvement on a global scale, and there aren’t any self-society help books. Basically. Revolution is a human need, not a necessity.

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

If you can’t see that a revolution is already happening, then you’re not part of it.

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Animal lover (1) (@Kristinrs7) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

Then become part of it!! Not all of us can can live a life with out money and picket every problem in this world!! We can not drive or walk to the center of the rainforest and tie ourselves to the millions of trees that are being destroyed. We can not all at once just start a revolution!! What we can do is start to make changes in our selves! Show people that change is possible!! We can not simply donate 20 dollars a month to a charity and think that we are going to change a damn thing!! But what we can do is start a revolution in our selves. There are so many issues in this world that could be changed by a society that simply replaced meat consumption with eating veggies!! The methane gas alone that comes from these “animals” that we must have is emitting more methane gas then every car on the planet. The water consumption that feed lots use is so high it is wiping out our supply at such a rapid rate that we could see a drought in our life time. I am not meaning to go off on a diatribe but it’s something like this, that is why we can not actually see change. In this example people are too scared and afraid to do something that seems so “un-normal” to them. We have been taught as a society to do certain things and to change something so profoundly goes against every thing that we have been taught. But the beauty in talking to people on here is that we no longer think like the normals…we can see between the lines now. And in this example by simply stopping your consumption of meat, you could, save 100 animals lives in the course of a year, not remove but lessen your carbon footprint, and be a more compassionate person!!

We are all walking around in these bodies with these minds that we have been told what to do with. To start a revolution we have to simply say FUCK IT and create a change so strong in our own life that it affects every one around us!! They want to see the changes that we have made in their own lives..and so on until our voices are no longer a whisper but a roar!!

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