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Jah Kable

Thinker ready to be unleashed upon the world,

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Evolutionary! Let me know your thoughts and how you could help facilitate something like this.

Its time for a change. We all know this. We think it's time for a change to fix a financial system or prevent business from failing or to protect our country by whatever means necessary. No this is not the time for that. NOW is the time for a change on how we treat each other and how we think of each other. It is time for a spiritual change, a moral change, a change that really matters to our children and their children. We have to change or we doom them to pay for our irresponsibility and ignorance. I will not ask you to make this change for me or for your country. I ask you to do this for your family. That is all I can ask of you because I will do the same for mine EVERY SINGLE TIME! We don't need to change the world. The world got us this far but we have lost our way. We all seek the path of peace and prosperity BUT this cannot be achieved through violence or intimidation. This can only be achieved by UNDERSTANDING. Understanding that we cannot rely on people who lie for a living. We cannot rely on pretenders. It is clear we cannot rely on what we have been relying on. We must rely on each other. They do not want to help us. We've made it easy for them. I refuse to continue this any longer. I'm tired of being walked on, I'm tired of breaking my back to make a company richer while I struggle, I'm tired of it all. Aren't you? It is time for this change. We are watching the world fall to pieces day by day. I say we build our world NOW as we watch this old world crumbles beneath us. We CAN make it better. We just have to work together and believe. Think of what Humans have achieved in small groups throughout history. Everything we know now is because a brave group believed they could make a new way. Lets not let their efforts and sacrifices be in vain. All we have to do is try.


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    Aug 14 2013: I agree with you, Jah, that how we treat each other and think about each other is a pivotal factor in what we can accomplish. Working together means being able to listen to different points of view, consider challenges to our ideas, and ask difficult questions. I think it means being really conscious of tendencies to label "them" and "us,' where "them" will often include people who keep asking questions because their integrity prevents than from following anyone blindly.

    It is useful for each of us to remember that our friends are not only those who say yes to everything we say. People do not need to be clones of each other to build something together. It is better if they are different.

    What are you doing, Jah, along the lines of what you propose?
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      Aug 15 2013: At this moment, I am just spreading the idea. I'm only 23 so I'm still trying to get my life together and the way I am doesn't work to well with the way the world is right now. And yes the variety of thoughts and people contributing is the only way we can truly achieve the best society we can make. Violence stops this process in its tracks. Everyone gets so caught up on "you did this to us so we will do this to you". Didn't they ever learn to be the bigger person and walk away? It is hilarious to me that you said that following blindly thing because that's what got us here. We followed our gov't blindly into Iraq and after a few years Bush admitted he couldn't prove it was Al Quada that did 9/11. Yet the war goes on. We blindly follow central banking as well. It is so ironic that people would feel that way when that is what our lives are today. We know nothing compared to the gov't and we know almost nothing about their actions and reasons for their actions. Everything is classified yet people justify with no information at all. If people are going to follow something blindly they should follow something that will potentially benefit everyone, and I mean EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON EARTH, not just Americans or Israelis or anything else like that. Ever person has the same needs. This is our common ground. Most people share goals. More common ground. Everyone wants to be happy and live peacefully. The most important common ground. We should be trying to achieve this. What is the purpose of being so smart and aware of our consciousness if we ignore it and don't things we know we should? I've always felt I should help someone if I could because I hope they would feel the same. That is something my grandmother taught me and I don't have her anymore and I don't plan on giving up what she taught me or changing who she made me because the way the world thinks. I want the world to be better for my kids. I want them to hear violence/war and not know what it is. That's my world.
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        Aug 15 2013: You will find it is entirely possible to live life by your standards of reaching out to others, what some faiths call "brotherly love," what others call "repairing the world"... It is indeed a fulfilling way of life, taught by grandmothers the world over and practiced by their progeny.

        Yes, following blindly is not a wise course in life in my opinion and questioning is a good thing.

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