The other day I watched a three year old take a toy from his 18th month old brother on the playground. As soon as it happened the younger one immediately began to scream and started after his older brother. After two steps the youngster was yanked up by his arm and lifted out of the sandbox by dad and told “NO!” as the older brother sat there with the toy, playing.
So simple. So complete. So devastating to the idea of Justice, fairness, expression and motivation. This 18 month old child who had a built in sense of justice that was expressed in the purest form, crying, screaming and going after the one who took his toy, now has been taught that when something is taken from him, his expression, his purity of action, is wrong and will be met with disapproval from the person he is closest to. The Master Teacher (all parents) has begun the reprogramming of natural justice and foundational motivation and, in this example, punished the child for expressing his most pure desire and taught him that it’s wrong.
On the other side, the older boy has been taught he can take things with impunity. Even if he is spoken to after, told to return the toy or whatever, actions are what matter and he sees that the original violation is not addressed as his younger brother is punished for the action that he took.
Is it any wonder we have the world we have today? Who are you voting for?
The beautiful principles of Justice and fairness and the purest forms of expression and motivation have been and continue to be desecrated, not by giant corporations, corrupt politicians or rotten media, but by parents (like me) doing things without recognizing the impact. We’re running on the programming of our parents who ran on the programming of their parents who…and on and on all the way back. What happens to the sense of Justice and fairness, to expression and motivation for that 18 month old, for the older brother, for the parent if that same pattern is run over and over and over again?
I think this is why we have Trump V. Biden. I think this is why we so willingly give up our humanity and community for “federal funds” and blind acceptance. I think this is why we find ourselves today, feeling lost, overwhelmed, confused, divided and angry. This is our journey and it’s not new. To overcome our programming is to be introduced to our true selves and it will change the trajectory of the human race. Sounds big. It is, but it’s also your birthright and mine. It’s available. It’s possible. The powers that be don’t want it to happen but if you want it to happen, nothing else matters.
Who are you voting for?