apocalypto 2012: the second fragment
by, 07-11-2009 at 10:21 AM (2954 Views)
originally posted: 08 jun 08
x when i typed up apocalypto 2012: chapter 1 i remembered that i had forcasted an impending, world- changing event (see, i told you it was easy). so, i dug it up. it was in my "rough men" post on december 11, 2006.
there seem to be a lot of people that believe all the 2012 hype. most people, it seems, either are indifferent or are content with the belief that "the world will end 'someday', why worry about it now?"
of all the books i've read about this and all the people i've talked to about this, everyone seems to strongly settle into the role of observer, or maybe participant. maybe i'm a weirdo, but i've ALWAYS felt that some "major, world-changing event" would take place in my lifetime. the part that i think may make me a weirdo is that i have no doubt that i will not be a mere observer or just a participant - i am sure that i will be a major player, if not THE instigator.
sure, some people strive to do great things in their lives, or maybe some people want to change the world, but those things are different. even if you end ALL hunger in the WHOLE world, it would be a major, world-changing event, but in a MUCH different way than what i think i will be a part of. if you go out and conquer hunger, the world may be a better place afterwards (who knows) but mankind will continue in the same cardinal direction - self-destruction. what i think i will be a major part of, and want to be a part of, is a change so drastic that it could be referred to as an about face, or, probably better, a total relocation to an entirely different map - instead of merely changing directions slightly, mankind just goes to a completely different "place" and starts a "new" journey with different rules, and most importantly, a different, new, mindset. a social revolution.
so many things in the world we take for granted. not in the way that we take for granted our ability to see, or to walk, but take for granted in the way that we overlook things. we accept so many things because "it's just the way it is". money for example. someone came up with it a long time ago and people keep using it because no one's come up with anything better. we don't need it. in fact, it seems to cause a lot of problems - i know, we are the ones that cause the problems - but that's besides the point. the point is, why doesn't anyone ever question things like money? why do so few people ever wonder why we wear clothes? (you knew i'd bring that up didn't you...)
i think our education system is a prime example. we are teaching children, the future of mankind, some unimportant stuff. some of it is actually relevant, but the most appalling thing is that we leave out a LOT of VERY important stuff that is VERY important to survive in our society just the way it is now. i don't know of any schools - from elementary to college - that teach kids how to balance checkbooks, maintain their personal finances, start a business, how to incorporate, how to invest, real estate, how to work on a team... not to mention education in spiritual matters... the list goes on. sure there are some home economics classes out there - neighbor, please. if we devoted the same amount of time to personal finance as we did to shakespeare or mesopotamia, i think our country would eliminate it's deficit in just a few years. after all, our country is run by people who learned, or didn't learn, these same things in the same schools.
now, if we're not even teaching kids the basic things they need to survive in society the way it is, imagine how poor of a job we're doin in teaching children how to change this society so it improves instead of delcines. i hear people say all the time "you can do anything you want to do if you put your mind to it". we are doing NOTHING to teach children how to go into the world and "put their minds to it". we are teaching them to be sheep. not even good sheep at that, because sheep actually produce wool, and meat sometimes. Mmmm... our school systems seem to teach children how to go into the world as parasites - expecting to be given "what they deserve" because of their "rights" and "priveleges". we are teaching them to grow up and "plug in" when we should be teaching them how to be producers - how to be hosts. sure, all the other little parasites will feed off of them then, but the change has to start somewhere. eventually, if we can start this change with enough intensity, we will have a nation full of producers instead of consumers. as a side effect, people will become happier because they are contributing - CREATING. i'm not going to go into this right now...
it's MUCH easier to change the world if everyone wants to be like you than it is to force people to be like you.