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It is not a financial crisis we're facing but a moral and morale one

We have reached a stage in our social evolution, where people feel they have arrived, compared to earlier generations, who struggled to create the industrial infrastructure we now enjoy the refined version of. The unstated question is what now? Where do we go from here?

This societal lack of confidence isn't a monetary depression but a spiritual one. Like Buddha in his palace, we have questions niggling at our conscience about the rest of the world and suffering but we are resisting its draw of our attention and it is killing us. We can only remain selfish and conceited for only a certain amount of time before the situation implodes and society collapses, instead of explodes into the next stage of growth or planetary evolution.

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  • Feb 29 2012: True, they are both true simultaneously and are related. What I'm trying to say is that money is objectively just paper and metal we exchange in trust, which is a spiritual / emotional response. When we no longer trust the outside world, we cut off from it (No longer believe in it). If we think we have no future, we have none because we don't progress forward anymore. Love is trust. Taking a leap of faith is trust. Fear of the future sends us back into ourselves as we clutch greedily the certain past. It is this movement into the unknown that fills us with dread but if we don't do it, we slide down the mountain into the pit of despair, rather than reach for the stars with our last breath. The dead fear mongers is right. They want to hold onto power, position, wealth - in other words, if they can't take it with them, they don't want to go (Bill Gates seems to be different). It's about addiction (fear of death) and avoiding the truth. Behind greed is fear - how much is too much? How little is not enough? (The addicts dilemma).

    I have ideas that haven't taken off and why? Because of the above - fear of movement, fear of the future. Abandon the past and you only have the future to look forward to. Hold onto the past and you have nothing to look forward to, only back upon (The future has no identity - the past is nothing but that i.e. prejudice on an individual or social scale).

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