Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Get Conscious: Question Everything

Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh

Get Conscious:
Teach Your Children to Question Everything

Back in the day, North America had more of a community spirit, I think, anyways.  More often, we looked out for one another, and we took care of one another.  Neighbors, family, and friends wouldn't starve since most people in the community would come together and bring bags and pots full of food to make sure they didn't.  Communities protected the individuals in time of famine but also in times of disrespect and injury.  They took a stand and gave love, warmth, and shelter.  There was a great respect for one another to do no harm for the majority of the communities.

I was born in 1964, and I still believe back then we spent more time as a union than as separate even though the economy had already changed dramatically since the late 1800's and early 1900's.  Now, there seems to be a different feel about the world.  The capitalist economy brought great pleasure, new technology, and new discoveries, but it also brought great pains.  I don't think it is the type of economy itself that brought the great pains.  I believe the change to be the works of the people behind the conglomerates, the government, and the large industries.  Because the capitalist economy has strong values of independence, self-interest, and personal benefit, it gave each one of us great opportunities to be the source of our own happiness or misery, our own source of economy - lack or abundance.  On the other hand, due to this unrestrained freedom of independence, greed, selfishness, arrogance, and deceit has claimed many.  To illustrate, for an industry to continue to profit and to always deliver the bottom-line, marketing tactics got sneaky and full of lies.  The more the large industry can sell to the small consumer (no matter how, as long as it is for the profit of the company), the better it is for the industry and the people that work for them, of course.  With this circle of production-market-sell-reinvest, the greater the industry grows and the more powerful it becomes.  Nonetheless, the greater the industry grows, so too does the destruction to the resources on the planet.  As a result, people were trained to consume more to the point of hoarding and disease without any real conscious knowledge to what was happening.  People were filling their brain 'pleasure signal' with over-consumption of foods, services, and goods with many deceitful marketing lies that you will be happy, thin, and beautiful if you eat this and buy this.  Still, these industries profess that it is the consumers own independent choosing to consume more and it is not the responsibility of the manufacturers.  I say hogwash!

The thing is, this deceit and bottom-line attitude has turned our good capitalist economy into a greed-mongering economy literally killing mankind.  The disrespect for human kind is rampant.  We are literally obliterating humans for profit!

So the point of this post is to GET CONSCIOUS.  Teach yourself and your children to question everything and not to take opinions, advice, or marketing tactic as truth.  Do your research and get educated for the health of you, your loved ones, and your planet.    

Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh

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