Shared Thoughts

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This post is on here thanks to my very close and childhood from Roy Obi Dalton. He sent me an email that contained what has been posted below, without editing or redacting of any kind. I hope you will enjoy reading this as much as I very much enjoyed reading it. 

Thank you.

MY EUREKA MOMENT

I just opened an email from an unsolicited Human Resource dept of a hospital seeking to staff their radiology department and for some reason, I had a eureka moment over the true meaning of Human Resources and it really got me thinking. 

It’s so true that familiarity breeds contempt. We see people all around us all the time and take for granted the innate dignity that every human being has, regardless of status or creed. Our defining of people as “resources”, is what I have some qualms with. We have natural resources and so on, but the value of humans, transcends all that and reducing people to numbers, bottom lining them to means of generate profit, is truly reverse thinking. That explains continued slavery in countries like Afghanistan and China and the over working of citizens in most countries.  

Education is now tailored towards job placement and qualifications in order to do a job and fall within a salary bracket. Education isn’t anymore geared towards freeing the mind and cultivating it for higher contemplation; the Greeks coined this liberal education (freeing education).

Work, education, spouses, friends and everything worth mentioning, must be carefully chosen being aware of the force they embody in making us the better or worst  versions of ourselves. You only need to encounter someone who has missed or found their calling to understand this. Education and work should not be chosen in order to swell up our pockets while bankrupting our minds. This is the ethos of our times unfortunately and that explains the high levels of depression, anxiety, suicide and atheism as people carry on languidly everyday unfulfilled in what they do, who they are and what bleakness the future holds for their future selves. What can we as a society expect, when we enforce the lie that we are meant to run that rat race and accumulate more, of nothing really. That’s why “they” dangle that unattainable carrot to make us run faster to no where. The next years car model, next iPhone at the 6th months mark, that bigger house etc. Not saying we should abandon thrift all together, as that is clearly necessary to provide for ourselves and our loved ones. We should however be careful with these definitions and careers that reduce a human to a resource and means of generating profit. We are way too complex and God-bearing to be branded so. 

What I find to help, is to read more and mostly books that elevate the mind lofty heights. Investing in worthy friendships, bc it’s not about numbers but quality. Friends are those you can call at 3 am in case of an emergency and they would pick up with empathy. Very importantly too is providing a service to my clients knowing their dignity as people and not $$ signs. 

It’s time we become HUMAN BEINGS AND NOT HUMAN DOINGS!!  

THE ‘WHAT IF’ SERIES

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PART TWO: ECONOMICS, MONETARY AND RESOURCE-BASED SYSTEMS.

            There is the stipulation that our planet is suffering from overpopulation. But then again, what warrants this stipulation and what is overpopulation? The general definition of overpopulation is a situation in which a species’ number exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche. However, there is more than enough inhabitable land on the planet at this time to handle in excess of five times the human and animal population. So if this is the case, then, pray tell, why is there a cry of our planet suffering from overpopulation?

            What if this overpopulation insinuation is economic reasons? What if the reason is to create a sense of scarcity and therefore drive demand upwards and hence, prices? All things being equal, there are individuals, corporations and special interest groups who stand to benefit a whole lot from increasing prices, regardless of what is happening to the rest of the globe.

            What if the major flaws in monetary and financial systems could be easily addressed? What if humanity went through a cataclysmic situation that put an end to our present economical/financial structures? Do we lose our humanity with that, or do we adapt to something that is more sustaining and humane that would benefit everyone and not just a few?

            What if we from monetary-based economical systems to resource-based systems? Granted, present-day economics claim to attempt to maximize the use of natural resources, but the motivation behind such thoughts are generally egoistic and egocentric, as this has been proven by the economic situation of our times. What if a resource-based system were to be implemented throughout the globe?

Could it work? Could it be the remedy to our present-day egocentric economics? Well, there is only one way to find out…