20-30-40-50 years ago we might have had a house phone, a TV set, one car, one holiday a year, our ‘Sunday Best’ outfit.
We didn’t have a mobile phone (some have 2), a mini iPad, an iPad, a laptop, a home PC – that’s each. We didn’t have a car each, we didn’t have the internet, we didn’t have a TV in every room.
We have everything now, more than we can possibly use or value, we are connected to email, social media, the internet and the world 24/7 wherever we are. We have more devices, technology, connections and alerts than we’ve ever had.
Yet we are the most lonely, most disconnected, dissatisfied, inhumane, violent, hateful, distrusting and generally miserable humans to ever walk this planet. We are the most unconscious and mind-controlled ever.
If only we could wake up and see it. The reality of human’s insanity that we live on a daily basis is there for us all to see. Then it is a choice as to whether we want to stay awake or go back to the insanity of unconsciousness.
The world is becoming completely disconnected in what is supposedly the most technologically connected time for the human race. We have more digital connections than ever, yet we are total strangers even to our neighbours. We’ll take a picture of someone in trouble and post it to the internet before helping.
The reason we are becoming completely disconnected is that we hear the hate, the fear, the news, the message, we judge, we blame and so on. We are sucked into the vortex of the online world, even at the cost of ignoring family, friends, and people in general.
But we do not listen and therefore we fail to understand each other. Hearing the noise is different from understanding it.
If for a moment we leave our bubble, if we listen to others instead of ranting, if we stop making noise and choose to understand and empathise with others, then we will discover what we have in common not what we can hate in the others.
We can only connect once we discover what we have in common and surprisingly we all have something in common, even if that is just that we will all die one day. However, there are many, many more things that we share with others, but we simply do not understand. We all have the ability to love, to be kind, to support, to empathise, to be compassionate.
We could choose to listen and connect, there is only upside from such a choice.