a word frequently to be found – but do we actually RESPECT anything in our world? And what does it mean to respect life?
Looking around it is obvious that the human being does NOT respect life. The question is not only WHY – the answer to that is simplistic: self-interest and an existence of separation and competition, supported through an artificial money-system that supports deception, exploitation, abuse — in other words, the UNACCEPTABLE living-conditions we have created within and as this concrete jungle we call ‘home’ –
the question is also HOW do we start actually respecting Life?
How do we change?
Any change starts with self.
Imagine yourself as a beach on the ocean. How would you take care of yourself? Would you litter endlessly without a proper clean-up? No – you don’t postpone wiping your ass after a good shit.
Or maybe you do.
Maybe the human REALLY actually needs to start learning what self-respect is and how to practically live self-respect.
From this, respect for each-other and our eco-system may be born. Not in the sense we (ab)use the word ‘respect’ currently, where we’ll respect another’s opinions as long as they respect ours, this way allowing abuse so as to be able to in turn abuse too, because within this eco-no-me-system we have created/accepted, ‘surviving’ is only through deception and abuse. No.
What is obvious is that the whole world-system, the entire structure of how we co-exist on this planet, all ways we interact within ourselves and with each-other: MUST CHANGE in a way that Respect for LIFE as LIFE is re-established and no more abuse is allowed.
A change that we tolerate no more separation whatsoever.
This implies the realization of Life as Equality. All that is here is equally breathing, equally needing basic requirements to be met in order to survive. Life on Earth does not have to be based on survival fear! …does not have to be based on a system that claims ‘scarcity’ and thus enforces competition and conflict! THERE IS ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING FOR EVERYBODY!