Meet your savior :
Sustainable: a method of harvesting or utilizing a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
This is what nature and its circle of life teaches us. This is the only way that life was always supposed to be. This is how we should create, this is how we should consume.
It is a pity that the human intellect, so amazingly bright and resourceful is so easily blinded or better numbed by abundance and is inclined to see the truth only when faced with an imminent danger or even worse, after the complete loss of what was once abundant.
This behavior is so common among humans that I am starting to think that this has to be a genetic trait. The common sense points more to a global brain washing conspiracy plotted by the ones in power several centuries ago but it is more painful to accept that we all could be unconsciously controlled so easily. Apparently we tend to prefer to believe a lie if told masterfully then face the cold truth.
It is the blue pill, red pill paradox depicted in Matrix. Cipher misses the taste of a juicy steak that he eats in the Matrix even if he knows it is not real. So if given the choice, knowing what the truth is, how many really would have taken the red pill? My guess is not many…
The truth is that it is a simple mathematical fact that resources are finite. In a friendship, if you continue to be the one taking from it, the friend will eventually have nothing to give anymore. In business if you are the employer and continue to be demanding of your employees without giving them equal value in experience or compensation, they will eventually quit, steal or not perform anymore. If you are the employee and you continue to slack and not perform what is expected of you in exchange for a fair compensation, eventually you will be fired and hardly find a better job. If you spend more then you have, you will have eventually people at your door taking all that you have, including your liberties…
These are fairly simple concepts that most of us understand and try to act accordingly although we still fail miserably most of the times. The fact that in ANY relationship be it material or emotional the amount of resources are always finite is not something that we want be reminded of. I believe the reason for this is that it is pretty scary and limiting! It is like having an accountant on your shoulders 24/7, and not only for money matters but in every action you take, fuck that!
There is a bigger problem though in how the ones that are aware of this major issue are trying to make people change. Imminent danger, fear of loss, legislation, peer pressure, emotional manipulation are not sustainable methods in themselves to change this behavior. The majority of people have not enough courage to face the truth when left alone. They will all eventually fade away and turn back to be their usual denial.
There is only one way to accept all this and make a change: to understand that we are all one. The minute we internalize the fact that each and every cell of the universe is weaved together as a single dna and that there is no self, we can start and act accordingly. History tells us that this kind of unison is more likely to happen only after we face a major loss. I wish this weren’t true, but believing the opposite would be to create simply another kind of Matrix…
What we need at the core is to find better ways to teach as many people as possible what it really means to feel as one, to act as one, because if there is only one thing that is unsustainable is believing we are apart!
The resources of the world being depleted, crime, poverty, are only symptoms, and you cannot fight an illness by attacking the symptoms, you can only snooze the discomfort..
And that is the last thing we should want to do…
“In truth, without deceit, certain and most veritable”