There is a lot of talk about humanizing the web, of doing things with a higher purpose than just for monetary reasons. It reminds me of the new age phase when every body was heading to the mountains in search of nirvana and a better life. I remember huge sales of ‘gone fishing’ posters and signage. As an impressionable collegiate, I too was swept away, convinced I was an author of the human destiny. Youth is an elixir that can drown the human mind and soul into believing ‘passionately’ any reality one can possibly conjure, from aliens to time travel.
Don’t get me wrong there is nothing unwise with that line of thinking, quite the contrary, it’s too good. In utopia this would definitely be the norm not an option, but our world is steeped in debt, misery, depression, corruption and permanently on the brink of a global meltdown. While some brave and evolved personalities might argue that this is the very reason why we should strive harder for the greater good, I choose to interject.
Just like drug addiction treatment where medicines are given to supress withdrawal symptoms while detoxification, customized to individual needs; a global mind shift requires such an approach, just putting on the brakes can lead to chaos and the resultant disarray would be far worse than the existing quandary.
Humans are complex individuals and needless to say the world with its multitude of individuals, each with his or her personality, mental ability, culture, circumstance, morality, background, experiences, perceptions, inclinations…. deserves a lot more deliberation.
Unless this global mind shift is carefully thought out and worked upon, diligently for decades if not generations to come, it will end up like the last phase or the one before that. Evolution of the human mind and soul often comes at a great price and a struggle that endures time itself. To change global mindset that has been established over thousands of years, mostly through wars and massacres, will require more than just motivational speeches and articles.
Jesus Christ died on the cross to show mankind how to love and today, almost 2000 years later we are still clueless, even many of his disciples, Christians, fall short of love. Yet, there are a few stalwarts of the faith that every generation try to reignite the passion and further the dream, a world full of love. Take away the cross and there would be no such movement that not only reshaped the world but also shook mankind out of its barbaric lifestyle.
Most freedom struggles have been achieved though the sacrifice of heroes and the united conviction of the country. A global mind shift will require nothing short of the same, blood, sweat and tears, the only combination that works.