This summer is awash in unfinished epics.
There are a thousand fingers pointing a hundred directions at why we find ourselves in a moment of strife while the billionaires of the world continue to make a senseless amount of money. But really, when you globalize an economy, you globalize the goods and bads of the economy. The world is just one big small town with the rich and unaffected and the poor and reactive.
At present, the world economy is demanding that we return to being biological beings.
If you step back from earth and look at the current events as chemical, physical, biological happenings – meaning, if you stop listening to the narrative of your Instagram Feed and the media that you feel necessary in your life, you can see that the world is just as fucked up as it has always been, but now a new population is being infected with the unrest that comes from overpopulation, over-invention, and an over-esteem for the human mind.
Because, while yes the top soil that the earth spent a hundred millennial making is eroding irreplaceable and yes, the lives of our children will be shortened immensely by the micro plastics and toxins we use in our bath products, and yes there are actual people pointing guns at their penises and taking photos. But the suffering is the same. Because the cause is the same.
People, we dumb.
Regardless of your political affiliation, stop it. Stop worrying. Stop stressing. Stop buying. Stop fearing. Stop planting flags in the soil – none of the earth is yours, and if it were, you suck at taking care of it.
Stop planting gardens you can’t take care of. Stop trying to be something beyond a series of chemical reactions. Stop looking for people to blame for your problems – if they are truly problems and they are truly yours, you are in charge of them. Because if they are my fault and my problems, I will fix them immediately.
(It’s been that kind of day/summer/year/decade/era.)