The modern society is designed to destroy the individual (and not just the climate and natural resources).
Try this experiment. Hop on to a metro / subway train or enter a office and start a conversation (or take the easy route of eavesdropping). I end-up discovering that most people are not even aware that they are slave to a lifestyle defined by others. All their “struggles” are leading to blind alleys – because even the “struggles” are not purely their own. For example, even in this era of almost infinite diverse opportunities, kids are told to pursue streams that have “more scope” and “more money”. Growing up, the common thinking is to jump to a job with the biggest “pay package” or seek a business that is “most profitable”.
If you (and / or people around you) are perpetuating the same thinking in your own life and your kids’ lives, time to take a pause.
Why not ask yourself (and your kids and colleagues):
- What truly interests you?
- What work would give you purest joy, empowering meaning and truest satisfaction?
- How can your work create maximum beneficial impact around you?
If there are no ready answers found, then the simplest question is: When would YOU start doing your own independent thinking? Why not attack the status quo, stand up and wage a war (if that is what is required) to start living freely and independently on your own terms?