“A new road has no assurances. As a species, we like to be assured that everything’s going to be all right. That’s why it’s difficult for us to forge a new path. We’re affected by what other people think. That’s why it’s easier to mimic those around us, especially those who we perceive as wealthy. We want to be like them, and will spend an entire lifetime trying to be like them. We’re driven by wealth, by competition, to look better than others. We crave the love of the world because we haven’t discovered the love we hold inside.
It’s also true that the majority of us what a peaceful, stress-free life, and we want to pursue our dreams and follow our interests, but for some reason, we’re not living that way. Instead, we’re hoarding resources and plundering, therefore creating competition and status, somehow under the impression that this will bring us happiness.
Our fascination with power is an ancient trait as is our approach to wealth. It’s something that has been passed down to us, and, as is tradition, we pass it down to our children.
We walk the same path of destruction like the great civilisations before us.
But many of us don’t even realise there is a problem unless it’s pointed out. Well, I’ve told you what the problem is, now it’s in your hands. Are you willing to think of the planet as a whole or focus on your selfish desires?
Currently, we live for ourselves then our children. It’s the way we’ve been led all these years. But are we brave enough to take a new route? The time is now.”
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