I believe Michael Ellner said it well in his quote: “Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”
Now obviously Ellner’s quote is a simplified way of looking at our current state, but in many ways it’s bang on. Most of what we do in the name of “good” ends up destroying something else in the process and is passed off mainly in the name of profit.
We’ve seen over and over again how our ways have brought us to a point where we are destroying everything in our path, so the question must be asked, isn’t it time for change? Are we fully capable, honest, and determined enough to look at our past, where our actions and thought-patterns have brought us to this point, and now do something completely different in order to restore balance?
10 Facts About Our Society That We Oddly Accept As Normal
We prioritize money and the economy over basics like air, water, food quality, our environment and our communities.
We utilize an economic trading system that facilitates the death of millions of people each year.
We divide the worlds land into sections and then fight over who owns these sections.
We call some people “soldiers” which makes it OK for them to kill other people.
We torture and kill millions of animals everyday needlessly for food, clothing and experiments.
We send children to school for their entire childhood to memorize facts and skills that they will rarely use.
We impose financial pressures on parents, forcing them to miss out on vital stages of their child’s development.
We have thousands of religions, each one believing that their God or god-story is the only true and unique version.
Love and compassion, which promotes life, are mocked as facile. Whereas war, which harms life, is seen as honorable.
Anyone with a really useful invention, can forcefully prevent others from using or modifying it.
Now in Conclusion: I'm not saying that we are all going to end up puppets or under big brother's control, or that an apocalypse is upon us: I am saying that we need to get back to the basics of life. Janet and I have tried to educate others into a simpler way of life, so that people will not get sucked into the corporate, materialistic consumerism world! Ancient Arts Academy is just one of the things we are trying to establish to help with this phenomenon that is destroying the humanity in society.
If not us, then who? If not now, then when?