“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Wow, doesn’t this quote just make you “FEEL” better about Life? Now, don’t you want nothing more in the world than to become, and be recognized as, a beautiful person? Wouldn’t that simply validate your LIFE, and how you’ve defined yourself? After all, who hasn’t known some kind of defeat, or suffering, or struggle, or loss? See, it makes all of those things “worthwhile”. It reinforces your hope and belief that You can find YOUR way out of the depths and, will be worthy of becoming a beautiful person when You “get there” – when You “make it”. Because, you, too, will “have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills you with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern” – as a result of your experiences.
It’s supposed to do just those very things… You’re supposed to be inspired by these words. They’re supposed to validate your definition of yourself. What most of us fail to realize, however, is that: by believing and agreeing with these words, strung together in this sequence with the perceived intention of inspiring positivity, we re-create and perpetuate the manifestation of defeat, suffering, struggle and loss in this world, by our acceptance of their existence. These words re-enforce the polarities allowed in our civilization – our world.
By accepting defeat to exist, we accept the existence of victory. (Can’t have one without the other.) This manifests as senseless wars, and profit, and greed, and competition. Wars inspired by greed, fought for control of the resources provided by this earth – all because the greediest of the greedy want it all – which has brought us to the brink of another world war… The polarity of winners and losers assures “haves” and “have nots”. The drive for profit continues to wreak havoc on the working class, causing millions to join the ranks of poverty, losing jobs and homes, with an ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor.
Have all of what are considered as “beautiful people” really known suffering and struggling? I mean the real kind. The kind of suffering that witnesses a child under the age of five dying EVERY 5 SECONDS due to hunger related causes – in a world that produces enough food to feed 12 BILLION people on a planet of 7 billion. The kind of struggling where hundreds of millions of our brothers and sisters, with whom we share this planet, don’t even have access to clean drinking water. A quick look at beautiful people, as depicted by the media, in magazines and on television, would indicate an emphatic NO. The marginalized will never know the opportunity to find their “way out of the depths”, their slavery to the monster that is capitalism assured for life.
The existence of the terminology – a “beautiful person” – simply needs to be eliminated. The term itself exists in the polarity of beauty and ugliness – for one to exist the other has to exist. It requires the continued acceptance of the abuse and atrocities allowed and manifested within our world today. Acceptance of the definition of a ‘beautiful person”, implied by the above quote, ensures that mankind will continue on this downward spiral that will eventually result in the destruction of life as we know it.
It doesn’t have to BE this way!
Above all else, we must embrace the principle of equality, and recognize the dignity and value of All Life on our planet. We must LIVE the words: “Do unto another as you would have them do unto you” and “Love your neighbor as yourself”. This IS the principle of equality. It’s not too late. We can end suffering and struggling and defeat. We can ensure a life where ALL are provided for equally – where EVERY PERSON can live a dignified life – and NO ONE will ever have to worry about things like putting food on the table, having a roof over their heads, having access to clean drinking water, an equal opportunity for education, or access to healthcare. We have a chance to create “heaven on earth”.
The power to impact change is within each one of us. In order to change what’s going on outside of us – everything currently manifesting in our existence – we must first change ourselves – what’s going on inside of us… We must take a self-honest look at how our participation within and as the polarities of our existence has perpetuated the abuse and suffering in this world, and forgive ourselves for accepting and allowing our participation within it. This self-forgiveness is the key. In this process, we can become the change we want to see in this world, and help create a future for our children and grandchildren of which we can truly be proud – knowing that every person will be guaranteed a dignified life, and that all decisions will be based on What’s Best for All.
Certainly, most people believe that, individually, they cannot impact significant change. We see ourselves as too small and too insignificant to be able to do anything to change our world. There’s good news, though. You don’t have to do this alone. There’s already a group of people – from all over the world – committed to the Principle of Equality, assisting and supporting anyone and everyone that realizes that: for mankind to survive and learn to live in harmony with each other and with nature, to impact that change ‘without’, change ‘within’, in self-honesty, is imperative.
This group of people, Destonians, supports and embraces the Principal of Equality, and has dedicated themselves to support What’s Best for All, in All Ways, All of the Time, and the implementation of an Equal Money System, that WILL guarantee a dignified life for All.
Become the change you want to see in this world.