The world today is an unsafe place to live, and has actually always been. If I see it from my eye level is a key reason for the senseless violence, terror and destructive revolutions we see today – Most of the so-called civilized world has had enough of the individual, intellectuals and ordinary people are not interested in politics and the people who have power as they heed.
People in the Arab countries have said “enough is enough” and now fighting a bloody struggle for democracy and freedom. The Western world is struggling with economy and high unemployment everywhere and much of the developing countries are fighting with famine disasters, refugees and corrupt generals who only see man as a number. In addition all the many natural disasters, among other things have hit nations such as Japan and Haiti especially hard.
The rich world is more concerned with the welfare problem which has been built over the past 50 years. Diseases such as stress, diabetes and depression have never been as widespread as it is now. Many are confused about what they have worked for – to become happy, healthy people who could look forward to enjoying life in life’s manifold universe.
When I ask the ordinary family doctor, so the waiting room is always filled to bursting point, the answer is “80% of these patients are here by mental causes.”
Well, now I begin to understand some of the situations that plague the western world for the individual ego and insecurity in their own situation which is really just a matter of “live and breathe as we are made” without fear for the “now” and the future as no earthly soul knows anyway.
The age-old culture known as “business” is based on man’s creative ability to survive in even the most hopeless situations. Some are successful others not, but man has actually learned to “make money at others’ expense” and I’m not surprised when I see all the offers that are popping up like mushrooms based on the word “alternative” – medicin, religion, therapy, counseling, spiritual dimensions and even an “alternative life” where bidders in my opinion can often be equated with ordinary hucksters.
Right now the world seems to be ruled by a handful of people who can be defined under the term “conspiracy” and before these people are removed from their posts, the world will stand still in any kind of development towards humanity and work for coexistence between the approximately 4,000 different ethnic cultures that exist in the world today.
There is something called “priority” and the first priority should be a cleanup in the world’s many backyards before we fly to Mars to see if there is little water on this planet as we here on earth has plenty to do with keeping the house in our own garden.
We should therefore focus attention much more towards the people we elect as politicians and especially those who choose to take power without asking the people and the people who work as invisible but dangerous advisers and greedy in their approaches to manage both politicians and consequently in the whole world `s population.
It is time that the rich world wakes up and understands that our lives are dependent on the world `s well being. After that we can begin to look forward toward the many perspectives, such as exploration of the universe and spiritual visions that might help all of humanity to a greater understanding of our mission here on earth.
Kurt Lykke Lindved
Author, Lecturer and Ambassador