Everything is backwards in the sense that the world no longer works in the way it once did. Everything is upside down.
- Religions impede spirituality.
- Lawyers impede justice.
- Governments impede freedom.
- Universities impede knowledge.
- Doctors impede health.
- Major media impede information.
I am not as pessimistic about our future as this observation implies.
I may not know HOW everything is going to be alright, but I do feel that it is. Observing how things are and asking questions does NOT mean I’ve given up. It means that I am no longer wearing the idealistic rose colored glasses I wore as a youth.
I am growing into a wisdom of awareness with an optimistic view of our world. And the more I learn about how things are not the way I once thought they were, i.e. how everything is backwards, the more I realize that the best is yet to come.
Think about it a moment. Asking questions is what intelligent people do. Too many people repeat what they hear without questioning it. Wise people think for themselves. I can’t say it any better than Mark Twain once said:
“In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.”
In this post I ask you, how did we get to this point where everything is backwards?