Tuesday, April 1, 2008

What is my cause?

I don't know.

But lets try and figure it out. Right here, right now.

After all, I find that I do my best deep thinking while writing about something that I'm not required by someone else to write.

I want to find out what drives me, what causes I like, so that I can use something like that to present to the media in such a way that I can get publicity for myself and that cause.

Kind of selfish, I know, but it's the way that I think is going to work if I want to change the world.

So, what drives me. What values do I have? That seems like a good place to start. I value family, people who voice their opinions, humour and not taking oneself to seriously, honesty,
taking leaps of faith, courage, integrity, community, acceptance, kindness, the pursuit of success, beauty, wow this list is getting to be really long. I guess that there are a lot of things that I value.

But what kind of things do I value that I would like to see more of in the world. Well, I would like to see more faith in politicians, to start. I would also like to see the world enlightened to the many things that are going on around them. Just like Plato's Cave, I would have people make the journey to the mouth of the cave, feel the harsh sunlight in their eyes, and then go back to tell others about what they have seen.

What do we lack? What should we not have? I would like to see children in Africa with full bellies and free from AIDS. I would like to see the United States stop bullying the rest of the world into doing what it wants. I would like to see the country of Tibet restored to it's rightful status. I would like to see money's power dissappear, and have it replaced by the power of principles. I would like to see an end to war, an end to greed, an end to everything that makes this world so horrible to live in.

I guess that I have been putting it at the bottom of most of my correspondance for weeks. I have wanted, since I was probably five or six years old when I first understood that there were other people in the world, Peace on Earth.

Now I know that we have been working towards peace for a long time, with the establishment of the United Nations, the Nuclear Disarmament that occurred in the 1970's, and more. And it's a long road, but I think that we'll get there.

I will continue to want this ideal of heaven on earth, for lack of a better world. I guess that everyone wants it, paradise.

But I think the problem is they don't really know what paradise is. They think that they do, but they really don't. So they pursue things that they hope will bring them closer to happiness and the ultimate truth of what paradise is.

So, that brings me to the thing that I want to happen in order for people to get to their truth. I want people to be free to explore every road so that they can find their way to achieving their dreams of peace, prosperity, and salvation. That means that anything which obstructs us from exploring another part of our ultimate question should be removed.

There, I think I've got it now.

I am going to remove all barriers that prevent young people from exploring themselves, their country, and the rest of the world. And I will do so in a careful, thoughtful fashion that takes as many other factors into consideration as possible while doing so.

Phew, that wasn't quite as hard as I thought.

Now I've just got to go out and find the things that are impeding our journey of discovery.

Wish me luck.

World Peace.

1 comment:

~Julia said...

Interesting muse. The media certainly is integral to making a cause heard - I think that is reality, not selfishness. ^^ You certainly have a lot of ideals - I imagine you've seen the news about the demonstrations in London and Paris against the Olympics because of China's human rights violations in Tibet. I wonder if it will actually change anything....