We live in strange times, what is good is no longer obvious. The values of our society are misdirected and rewarding the worst of us rather than the best. We live in times that a crazy man on TV can rise to the highest power with empty words and not so subtle hate.
We Messed Up
What else can we expect, what other options are there? As a culture, we’ve lost sight of what is good. Even worse, we’ve stopped rewarding good, ensuring it doesn’t continue. This isn’t something we can blame on anyone, we can’t point a finger and expect change. The problems of today are systematic, and they are for all the same.
What if this is where we are to be? What if, instead of this being a fluke, it is where we have been pointing our aim at? This isn’t a crazy man with a gun, it’s a culture aiming at destructive goals. We wanted this to happen, we all asked to be rich, famous and loud. This is not random, we’ve all been asking for it.
From this perspective, as a cultural phenomenon of bad goals and poor judgment, the only solution is to change. We can’t expect our leaders to do it, they’ve already proven that they are unable or unwilling to do what is right. No change can come from them, they are set in their ways.
Being Amazing Is Easy
Being amazing is doing right, making wise choices and doing what is necessary to make life better. By shopping local and making better food choices you are making a better environment. With smart purchases, you help yourself and the economy by avoiding debt. When you avoid things that you don’t need, you create less waste. When you read books you learn about the world and make better choices.
The best part about being amazing is that it is contagious. When people see you setting a good example they follow your lead. The goal, beyond being amazing is to help the people around you be more amazing too. By doing the right thing, you reward doing the right thing. When we work to make ourselves better, others follow, and they set an example for the people around them.
Then It All Changed
We are at a tipping point, the world is tipping in one direction and is getting ready to tip into the other. When things are ‘bad’ people get ready for things to turn good. Sometimes we need nudging or inspiration, inspiration comes from the people around us. The more amazing people we see, the more willing we are to try to be amazing ourselves.
Don’t be tricked, there isn’t a quick fix, it is a slow process, one that starts with you. Remember, it’s not about our leaders making better choices, they will follow our lead, so it is us who must change.
To make the world more amazing, you need to start with yourself, then the world will follow. In the future, we will talk more about how to make the world more amazing, and how you can do it.