I believe 2011/12 brings the end of the cult of entitlement and the beginning of the age of taking ownership. That a time of “what life / people / universe can do for us” is already at an end ..
And that end is not through some sudden global realization or awakening, far from it, but through much suffering as we are shown how needy we can be as a species, how addictive, and how we generally aren’t taught to experience things in their raw form, or to work with fear, but to avoid it, and to satiate – in an ever increasing number of ways..
The information revolution has already shown us that it isn’t information that’s the valuable commodity because so much of it is at best worthless or at worst damaging as “the cult of consensus” become the new truth..
We are learning how incredibly rare and valuable a gem the real truth is and how well hidden amidst a vast sea of opinion.. And that to find that truth we must now learn to become discerning and “tuned in”, not just vote on the answers we like to create pseudo-realities that “fit” and don’t make us confront our fears or worries….
Global connectivity will eventually lead us closer to home as we once again begin to value home, family and community – to grow and trade and work locally.
Quality not quantity is the way forward, a new simpler more powerful way of being with respect for reality and the destruction of the nonsense of “my reality” or “your reality” as the blinkers are ripped off by global events to make us all face the one reality.
I believe our species really needs a rude awakening to exactly how far technology has taken us down one road to the exclusion of all others and how much work we have to do th change that..
And the most astonishing oversight of all is that most of our lives will be driven by emotions and yet where do we learn about those ? Most adults in the western world have few or no abilities to deal with and process emotions hence addiction, co-dependence abuse and dysfunction are the plague of modern times.
It’s time for change
It’s already started.. can you feel it yet ?