I haven’t watched TV in years, but lately I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries and what not on Netflix, mostly regarding animals.
One in particular most recently was about blue fin tuna, and the rising problem about them almost becoming extinct due to the mass craze for sushi.
Really when you think about it, this ties in a lot with cooperation. Cooperation from mankind, and the conflict of mankind with nature.
Nature has a kind of “autopilot” feature when it comes to things. In each animal there’s instilled a certain coding, where they kind of know what they have to carry out at birth. Sure, their parents teach them as you teach your kids – but they learn at a much faster rate, and they’re kicked from their parents “nest” at a much younger age. Long story short…the parents don’t ever have to worry about dishing out cash for a kid’s college education.
They learn independence.
They go on instinct, learn to fight, and have some type of “defence” mechanism built-in for predators or any kind of danger.
They’re taught to survive.
They have no currency, no government or laws of man, nothing but nature’s laws.
The same way we have families and groups of friends, animals have packs and groups they travel in.
The only difference is somehow, it seems more and more animals have their shit together more than humans…albeit humans being gifted with free will.
Humans are notated as being at the top of the food chain – we may not be as fast as the cheetah or as clever or sharp as the bluefin tuna, but we’re supposed to be the most intelligent creatures on earth.
In saying that – you seriously have to wonder why the heck the bluefin tuna is almost extinct – actually you don’t, it all boils down to one thing – a little thing called “moderation.”
I keep saying this – you can do anything, drink anything, and eat anything as long as it’s in moderation.
Moderation ties in a lot with cooperation.
There was a time before the global market burst open at the seams, where produce was only available in season, meat was only sold according to optimal growth and breeding times, and seafood was only available dependent upon how skilled the fisherman was.
It made things a little more “hard to get” but it allowed nature to run its course and “refresh” itself so to speak for another work cycle – the same way humans like to “refresh” themselves over the weekend or on their days off after working 40 odd hours a week.
Heck, there was even a time when farmers knew to let the land “rest” for a few years before laying seed again, and not growing just any old seed they’re paid to [for a short-term buck] in order to avoid long-term issues.
It was the purest form of cooperation in the most basic sense.
These days it seems that’s all gone out the window. Or going. Your choice of words.
Humans aren’t cooperating with nature, and what’s worse is nor are they cooperating with each other.
I’ve been at this lifestyle game for so long now that the same way a “gym rat” can’t comprehend why people don’t work out and stay fit, my brain can’t comprehend why it’s so hard for the general public to understand the gravity of the situation in regard to taking small steps to make life easier.
Let’s be clear here – I’m no activist. You won’t find me tree hugging or laying down in front of a wrecking ball to save a historical building – I’m not one for extremism…I don’t think it’s my job to save the world, and I don’t think it’s my job to shift each individual’s way of thinking. I offer the advice but it’s up to you to take it.
I do believe though that people could pick up some better habits, and maybe take care of mother nature the same way she takes care of us.
I do believe people could take small everyday steps to make the world a better place.
As for everyone’s way of thinking, I do believe that it doesn’t hurt to offer a new way of looking at things, hence why I started this blog along with my other two websites. I’m not here to shove anything down anyone’s throat – if I wanted that, I’d get into the stock market.
I will say people can do a bit better as human beings – the easiest way to do that is cooperation…the funny thing about cooperation is though, it’s gone about in all the wrong way today.
There’s a certain passive aggressiveness that’s developed in some countries in today’s modern time…cooperation is carried out when it shouldn’t be, people take answers and don’t ask questions, the art of time being taken out to relate to another person has practically gone out the window.
Life doesn’t have to be hard – in fact, life isn’t hard.
Time is changing. Energy is changing. You have animals on different levels of the food chain getting along with each other – you read about the stories in the news more and more.
Yet more and more humans are creating their own levels in the food chain amongst their own race – the human race.
Life isn’t hard.
There was a time when people cooperated, vulnerabilities were known but not exploited, and simple consideration and relation for your fellow-man was well-known.
There was also a time when people were barbaric, ruthless, exploitative, and complete disregard for another human being was considered normal all because of the color of someone else’s skin.
Now there’s the issues of right to self-defence. In my opinion? Everyone should have a right to self-defence.
Issues of sexuality, gender identification, etc, etc. In my opinion? What do I care? It’s your life, live it how you want to, just be fucking HAPPY.
Why must the majority dictate? Why can’t people agree to disagree?
Put simply, both the good and the bad sides have been seen with humans.
People have seen all aspects. Humans will always be ever evolving. There’s no changing that.
People have seen and documented enough history to learn that hate breeds hate, love takes courage, and war is a business – just like religion and politics.
Yet there’s a certain laziness that’s developed where although many have seen and learnt about these things, they still refuse to pull their own weight.
They want to state their own opinions, or one better they join the band wagon on other opinions, but rarely anymore do people take the time out to actually THINK on WHY their opinion is that – or why their thinking is that.
Sometimes, negativity is so…pointless. It’s such a waste of space, time and energy…but it still has a purpose.
I know that in order to know the good, you must know the bad. In order to know what you do want, you have to come to know what you don’t.
Negativity is a TOOL – that is supposed to be used for balance…but really, once you understand why it’s there, why use it? Life is all about going after that GOOD FEELING, creating, sharing.
Why is it there are so many blogs, articles, stories, tv shows, movies, etc, etc that focus on negative shit? It’s like a curtain – you just get wrapped up in that shit and then it’s hard to see the light…you lose both sight and track of your original purpose here on earth – to be HAPPY. To COOPERATE with your fellow-man.
I’m not saying tolerate shit – but seriously, people need to really assess situations and stand up for what’s RIGHT to stand up for, in their own lives. It’s about picking your battles – and not just picking the ones you think you can win.
It’s about principle. Consideration. Looking at all the angles….and like I keep saying, cooperation.
It’s no wonder the aliens fly right past us.
The animal kingdom has their shit together more than the human race.
This isn’t a rant…but this needs to be said. I just thoroughly believe that life doesn’t have to be hard.
People don’t have to be underpaid.
They don’t have to be bullied.
They don’t have to just “accept things” because that’s the way they are. I fucking hate that saying “it is what is is”…no. It’s NOT. It’s what YOU MAKE IT.
Stop striving for mediocrity.
Only go against the grain WHEN IT’S VALID.
Stop fussing over stupid shit.
Look at the bigger picture.
Focus on your own LIFE – reincarnation or not the one you’re living is the ONLY ONE YOU HAVE NOW.
and for fuck’s sake…stop giving each other such a hard time.
The human race is embarrassing themselves.
Again I say, this isn’t a rant…but this needs to be said.
We can be better.
People have intelligence.
They have governments, currency, law, infrastructure, medicine, modern technology, and FREE WILL…yet STILL they’re not using all this awesomeness EFFECTIVELY and to its maximum potential? You’ve gotta be kidding me.
As a race, humans have got to do better than that.
Come on…let’s tighten up.
Hope everyone’s having an awesome Sunday.