At first glance it would appear that our world is in s state of chaos. That is probably because IT IS! Thousands of years ago, a primitive creature roamed the country side foraging and hunting for food, constructing primitive structures for shelter from the elements, and looking after its young. Were they happy? Dunno! Did they live in fear? Dunno! Were they self-sufficient? DEFINITELY! There was no other way to be. No creature on this planet ever relied upon another for its survival, save the very young! There was order, sense, accountability. It was simple; Sit around smelling roses, and gazing at clouds,( there was no internet, PlayStation, football to watch, or NASCAR back then) and you will either starve, get eaten by a creature, or succumb to exposure. The rules were simple and everyone was aware of them. No one ever said, “I didn’t know, no one told me, do over, give me another chance”.
Fast forward a few millennium, and we have made strident advances in technology, intelligence, achievement, understanding, and human potential. Mankind has evolved to place of paramount importance on this planet. We dominate the arena of life on earth. Are we happy? Dunno! Do we live in fear? Dunno! Are we self-sufficient? NOT SO MUCH!!! Therein lies the problem of humanity! The lack of personal responsibility! This will be the Achilles Heel of Humanity.
“If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim”~Richard Bach~
Everybody thinks somebody will do it, so nobody does!
Second, problem is the ILLUSION OF ENTITLEMENT!
If I don’t do it, they will do it for me!
Where in the evolutionary process did these components come in? This is not progress, it is regress!
I understand the need for Charities,Social programs, Gov’t assistance for those rare cases of people, and communities that have fallen victim to circumstance. We are too compassionate of a species to stand by and witness suffering. However, for the efforts of THE FEW, to have to SUSTAIN MULTITUDES, is a gross abuse of human compassion.
I would not be so primitive minded to expect we revert back to “SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST”, but we need to at least expect personal responsibility. It is noble for agencies to solicit support for entire villages in 3rd world countries, where resources are scarce. It is admirable to lend a hand to those whose physical abilities are not equal to the masses. And it is certainly Benevolent of society to all pitch in and take care of those that have suffered disasters of nature. But any responsible species would draw a line “SOMEWHERE”!
More and more members of our society are stepping forwarded DEMANDING that they are cared for, nurtured, and supported by those that have taken care of themselves. When People find life challenging, they hire a lawyer and battle the courts to get someone else to take care of their needs. Then they protest and complain and ban together until their numbers are staggering. Then the Government needs to acquiesce to their demand for the VOTES!
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY HAS DIED, THAT IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END!
Until the majority of those that ARE DEMANDING THEIR ENTITLEMENT, come to the realization that the effort they put into screaming for assistance would yield a better result being direct toward meeting their own needs, we will be in a downward spiral as a species. Government assistance, social programs, charitable organizations, bleeding hearts, and compassionate people, may all mean well, but have been greatly taken advantage of.
With technology what it is; if corporations did not rape communities, indigent areas of the world could utilize technology to be self-sustaining. Physically challenged individual could offer their talents to the common good in ways that do not require the ability they lack. We can all survive if we accept that survival is not a right, but the by-product of us rising to our particular challenge.
NECESSITY BEING THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, tells us; Where there is a will, there is a way! Everyone must determine their personal will, and be responsible for finding their way. Not until that day, will Humanity be moving forward again.
“The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life”~Brian Tracy~
“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility”~Eleanor Roosevelt~
The Journey IS the Destination!