I had this crazy idea about the world and how I’d like to change it today.
Hear me out.
What if folks acted as if they were responsible for their actions? That whatever they did out in the world had a pond and ripple effect? That they are not alone on their computer, on a phone, in their world, entitled to more of everything at the expense of everyone else?
It would be like working at the bench if you will allow me. Where when you screw something up you are the one who did this. You are the one who has to fix it. You can’t turn to your neighbor, the car next to you or the bike rider, big business or the government, or your sad upbringing and history and blame them for it. You have to take responsibility for who you are and where you are in the world.
For I think we are largely where we have put ourselves. After recognizing our socio-economic limitations, the constructs our culture lashes us to, the hitches and limps our personality have placed upon us, once this is all understood, from that point onward, we have the responsibility to make something of this mess we’ve been handed with the burden of living a good and productive life.
No one said it was going to be easy nor should it be. I suggest that we take the blinders from our eyes and realize that if we want the work to get done, we will have to do it. Cain’t blame somebody else all the time. Time to shoulder our own burdens and make something of ourselves.
[Insert ad for woodworking classes]
Get to the bench. Make something of yourself.
Up to about age 30 I think it’s fair to say it was the conditions you were born into. Some will have it easier; some harder. Things can be changed. After age 30 it’s on you for your situation. At least that’s the way I’ve always looked at it.
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Nice work. It must be a busy day for you.