Far too many of us have no idea how easy it is, to get up and do something!
Raising your voice on behalf of others, gives profound pleasure (somewhere in in my middle) and unusual peace of mind and clarity.
There are millions of people around the world today who are taking matters into their own hands, and they are continuing the work of others before them who have fought for the right to make their own decisions, to shape their own destinys, to refuse to wage war, or just live in a different way – even just by painting your house an unusual shade of bright red. We are told what we can and cannot do. Often not necessarily for the good of greater society, but to merely maintain the status quo. Becasue it suits a small enobled minority, and not the vast majority.
A powerful group of multinational corporations, international financial and political institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation now control our lives.
In many ways we are still in the powerless position of any medieval peasant. These giants run the world and we have little say and limited choice in their composition, their plans, and few ways of holding them accountable for their actions.
So this raised the question, what shall I do in life.. continue powerless, or fight!?
Profoundly …I once read:
The aim in life is no more to control mind, but to develop it harmoniously, not to achieve salvation hereafter, but to make the best use of it here below, and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life; social progress depends not upon the ennoblementof the few but on the enrichment of the many; and spiritual democracy or universal brotherhood can be achieved only when there is an equality of opportunity in the social, political and industrial life.
So do we fight or flee? Its simply that choice?