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The Joke Of Unity

You know, a moment of realization can be a powerful thing. Unfortunately, it can be powerful in both good and bad ways. I have recently experienced it in the bad way, like when you have an important appointment that you really care about, only to realize you went the wrong way and are too far to make it on time, blowing the opportunity. For many years I have tried to see a light in the image of humanity, I have tried to argue against those who have told me that some of us must suffer, must fail because that is just the way life is. I just never understood how there could not be a solution that could end the suffering for all of us, allow those of us who have succeeded to reach down and pull those who haven’t from falling off the cliff. Now though, through the learning I have done, I see the truth. We, as a race, do not see it this way. When those of us who have risen to higher levels see that person hanging on the cliff, we instead see them as a lost cause and realize we should just push them off and get on with their lives. It doesn’t matter if that person is a woman, a child, someone honest, or noble, we see the effort of lifting them up as too detrimental to waste even a second of our energy on.

Now please understand, I am not endorsing a socialistic type attitude where those who try or succeed are responsible for those who do not. What I am saying is that I find it disturbing that people do not naturally feel enough of a camaraderie¬†with each other to all want to succeed together. It’s as if we have all been pitted against each other in a battle for the best of life and I just can’t fathom why we all feel the need to only label something success if it is gained at the expense of someone else…


2 responses

  1. For my husband who moved here from Europe, this was the first part of American culture that stuck out to him like a sore thumb. Unfortunately, the American Dream is the pursuit of “my” happiness, not “our”.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    • Well said. Ive lived here my whole life and it seems to get worse every year:)

      February 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm

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