I can't think of a single person who wouldn't want to be the ideal person living an ideal life in an ideal world.
oh..as soon as I finished writing that sentence...it didn't seem all that ideal any more.
where would be the challenge? the difficult choices? the opportunities to fall down, get back up...to grow and learn?
it is by our very mistakes, the obstacles, the road blocks, the imperfection of not only ourselves but the world around us that forces us to make choices, to participate in the swirling of life all around us...to engage and invest in living the best life that we can.
the problem is that "the best life that we can" means many different things to many different people..some think it means going back to the days of white supremacy, or to when women were less than men. some think it means rearranging the entire planet to meet their expectations of pious religious beliefs. but all of these things seem to mean wielding some kind of power over others...making us each others identical mirror view....all of one single form of the ideal people living the ideal life in an ideal world.
what if we took our personal selves out of the equation and just tried to live the life of a good human being? would or could a good human do bad, hurtful or harmful things? could human beings still be unique in various and different ways of living goodness?
why do we feel the need to kidnap the lives around us and make them follow suit? is it because unless everyone does the same as us, nothing is ever good?
mankind is destroying life in our incessant search and demand for the ideal in life.
there is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but the rainbow itself is beautiful.
I am with Lynne on this one too!