Revolution – Returning to our Roots


Not the kind of our predecessors, but a new kind.

The revolution that we need must be of a new mechanism. One that has not yet been successfully accomplished, one that requires global cooperation and patience to know that most worth while endeavors take time.

The people of our planet are sick, tired, hungry, and all together down trodden. Why?

A complete answer for that is so complex that I couldn’t begin to scratch the surface in 20,000 words. But in a simple summary I could say that we have been tricked. We have long been struggling in a war without even being aware of it anymore. Daily we compete for resources like we live in a world of scarcity but when we look around there is so much abundance that food falls from trees and water falls from the sky.

While the ultimate solution is not one of simplicity the state of mind and first step towards resolution are embedded into our very nature. As a species we have only survived this long, due to our innate ability and desire to cooperate. Our brains are hardwired to learn through observation and communication, our emotions consistently fluctuate with the feelings of those around us, and the majority of people can say that their life is better spent in the company of others.

So how have we been tricked you say?

Well it’s painfully obvious when looking at “western civilization”. There is this hidden philosophy that seems to permeate all of our culture one that says,”Survival of the fittest.” Which in a way is correct but I guess more appropriately our interpretation of it is a little skewed. This quickly becomes might makes right or money is power which is so far from the truth and we are starting to see it more clearly as of late.

There are probably a few skeptics in life that might say, “Money is power why do you think that rich people get away with so much evil?” or “The mighty rule over the meek with an iron fist.”

I can confidently say if we decided not use to dollars anymore most of the “rich” people on this planet would not survive as long as the people who have learned how to live and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. One mighty individual or two can do nothing to a thousand meek.  What I am trying to say from this is that these things happen the way they currently do because we allow them too.

So if survival of the fittest does not mean those things then what does it mean?

My honest perspective on it is not just the strongest, fastest, or smartest but more likely the one who can get the most done with the least effort. Sounds lazy? It could be, but what I am trying to say could probably be better illustrated through a hypothetical situation.

Let’s imagine you have some really heavy furniture to move. You can probably move it by yourself but it would take all of your energy and a couple of hours. When you take that same furniture and add the help of the three other people it takes a fraction of the time and energy which allows to your move on to other projects.

Which would you prefer?

So if a species wants to guarantee its survival then killing its own kind in competitive nature would not serve a purpose. When looking at the larger picture perhaps survival of the fittest is actually referring to ones ability to properly cooperate for a common good as a true measure of how fit you are. If you consistently try to do everything on your own eventually you will become exhausted and possibly sick.

I have a hard time believing that ancient man survived through the treacherous wilds of the untamed planet earth solely by killing off the weakest of their kind through barbaric exhibitions. To me it seems that we had to learn how to snuggle up on cold nights before fire was discovered, or take turns watching for night predators while we were still predominantly nomadic.

This concept is not new and should not be foreign, we have relied on it so much throughout our existence that it’s been coded into our very DNA. The time is coming for everyone to look around at their fellow-man, with acceptance and appreciation for the diversity we have been provided is exactly what we need to solve the ever-growing list of obstacles we face.

I am not trying to throw around judgement and say it is time we “evolve”. Evolution would require us to make an adaptation to our environment that had not previously existed. Cooperation and kindness are at the very core of our being and have been their since the beginning. The only reason it does not appear that way is because we have some how been tricked into believing compassion is a flaw.

Let’s correct the way we see kindness because it can not ever be mistaken for weakness if you do not see it that way. The time has come for us to return to our roots and start working together so we can enjoy the many wonders this beautiful life has to offer us.

As always you are worth MORE THAN GOLD.



About sardeneaux

Raised as a preacher's kid for most of his adolescence, Sam is a young man who has come value LOVE and AUTHENTICITY more than anything else. Through the creation of MoreThanGold he hopes to provide a space for personal growth that will inspire others to remember their true worth.

Posted on December 3, 2013, in Reflections, Sam and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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