What if we have the whole – save the world.. help others … idea.. wrong?
What if people who think they are the ones who have.. are actually the ones who need more. What if things that matter are much more rhizomatic/level/non-hierarchical than we’re thinking.
Imagine more reeses moments, where those with loads of resources realize, that’s not making them happy. And that the people they think they need to help, actually have the solution.
The solution being.. interconnectedness.. being known by people.
The people we see as poor, they know community via survival. And that makes them the richest on the planet. (via Megan)
Imagine if we shake this up. (vis Hans)
Imagine the people with loads of resources.. start spending less money and spending more time, learning from those without resources..
Imagine the people with little to no resources.. realize the value they have to offer the world, how to be a community. Imagine empowering them (with or without resources) to teach us what community means/is. Imagine 7 billion entrepreneurs/people taking charge of their days.
Perhaps we’ll find all 7 bill of us have more than we need. Perhaps we make the world work – for 100% of humanity.
written by https://twitter.com/plthomasEdD/
winning the argument by perpetuating the argument.
Poverty contributes to the crisis motif that keeps the majority of any society distracted from the minority elite benefiting disproportionately from the labor of the majority. Crises large and small—from Nazis, Communists, and Terrorists to the War on Drugs to teen pregnancy to the achievement gap and thedrop-out crisis—create the perception that the average person cannot possibly keep these crises under control (crises that would plunge otherwise decent people into the abyss of poverty) and, thus, needs the leadership and protection of the elite.
The ruling elite have created a culture where we see the consequences of poverty, but mask the realities of privilege.
Winners always believe the rules of the game to be fair, and winners need losers in order to maintain the status of “winner.” The U.S., then, is a democracy only as a masking narrative that maintains the necessary tension among classes—the majority working-/middle-class ever fearful of slipping into poverty, and so consumed by that fear that they are too busy and fearful to consider who controls their lives: “those who are stuck at a machine and supervised for the rest of their lives.”
it has a lot to do with how awake you are.. to now ness.