Photo by Matt Collamer
To me, equality means being equally valued. There are different roles which must be filled in order to create harmonious balance, every position cherished and honored.
City life is a challenge, in that the definition of equality has been skewed. It’s about equal pay, voters rights, the freedom to choose. And while all of these things are important and necessary to be considered, the aspect which makes them poor, and will always see they remain so, is the lack of honor and respect shown toward each other.
There must be an inner desire to see others be successful in whatever they choose to take part in that is of benefit to someone other than themselves (which in turn is benefit to them). The logic, which is really very simple, has been jacked all out of context.
For the most part, it is my observation, this imbalance revolves around ‘greed’ and need for ‘power’. Lack has been bred into the system we find ourselves in, leaving folks scrambling for money needed to acquire enough for their families. The most prevalent problem in today’s environment is that there isn’t opportunity to earn enough anymore. Although wages have increased, they in no way measure up to the demands, that have also increased.
Essentially, the only way to combat this hole most of the world has been stuffed in to, is unity. Coming together, merging resources, working as a team and having honor and respect for each other for all our contributions.
The shackles which the powerful and greedy have given average people to wear must be shed. The system they’ve created isn’t working. It only serves to entrap and enslave. There is no real freedom.
There is possibility for freedom though, and it is in the hearts and minds of all people. It is up to each and every one how to go about breaking chains, for each and every experience has its own structure. Only those within the structure can organize an exit, one which will be easiest on those loved and cared for, while merging into a larger, more beneficial whole.