The facts of life
Welcome to The New Age and this ‘BRAVE NEW WORLD’...
Our easy access to high knowledge and global mass communication should have set us free. We should have all become experts on life!
Unfortunately, so many of us have instead become EXPERTS AT CRITISIZING! Even more dangerous than becoming critics, we have become cynical. We are now CYNICS, pretending to be objective critics.
It’s NOT critical and analytical JUDGEMENT that’s the issue. It’s that we have become CRITICAL in a BIASED way. We now tend to NEGATIVELY CRITICIZE anything that does not fit into our current social mindset.
If only we used our technological freedom wisely and to good purpose. What a Golden Age we could create. Instead, so many have embraced the ‘Brave New World’ of entrapment and bondage. We have become the slaves to spin, style & fashion. And the new fashion of our time is … OVERT CYNICISM.
We now use CYNICISM AS a preferred FASHION ACCESSORY!
This cynical attitude has become the new ‘knowing’, the NEW CHIC. By being blatantly cynical, we falsely believe we emanate a sense of superiority or being ‘in the know’.
We want TO BE PERCEIVED as ASTUTE, shrewd and very worldly. By being openly cynical about most things, we can’t easily be proven wrong. We can still argue that time will prove us right, despite the current facts. We thus feel smug and impenetrable.
It’s always much EASIER TO CONDEMN than to create. Unfortunately, we now compete at it! This has become a new playing field, the new rivalry. We even compete in who is most critical, most cynical, the most negative. It has become almost an art form.
The ART OF NEGATIVITY however LEADS TO DESPAIR. This is the HIDDEN PRICE to pay. This path inevitably leads to a growing sense of helplessness and hopelessness. Then to DESPAIR, depression & disease.
This is a PATH to DESTRUCTION – our SELF-DESTRUCTION.
Maintaining a personal level of negativity then FERMENTS a range of OTHER MALADIES such as pride, anger, desire and fear.
A WORLD culture of NEGATIVITY similarly PROMOTES a pervasive sense of FEAR at a global level. In the presence of fear, we instinctively become more SURVIVAL ORIENTATED, self-oriented and selfish. We materially seek and acquire more than we need. Then we guard and defend what we consider to be ours.
ANGER and JEALOUSY becomes TRIGGERED BY our FEAR.
These are powerful and undeniable emotions. We thus become more aggressive and destructive. Our innate ‘fight or flight’ defense system becomes heightened and more resources recruited. We become mobilized for attack of defense.
A POWERFUL AGGRESSIVE FORCE is thus MOBILIZED.
This pent-up energy demands a release: in fight or flight. Our destructive potential is then so close to fruition. Only minimal provocation is required to trigger some destruction.
A DESTRUCTIVE CONSEQUENCE is almost inevitable. The ongoing ramifications of this aggressive or destructive action are considerable and complex, This then further damages ourselves and others. Subsequently, this triggers another round of anger or hatred.
The RAMIFICATIONS of aggression are ONGOING and further affect us. This occurs at both a personal and global level.
The cycle of aggressive action and its consequences then continues. It’s almost as if we have become addicted to living this way. We somehow get caught-up in this VICIOUS CYCLE.
This is HOW WE MOSTLY LIVE! We seem trapped in our current destructive ways. But is there a way out? Is there AN ALTERNATIVE? We continue this important theme on the UltimateTest.org website and Blog.