Sunday Thoughts from the Coast

IMG_0283I am sitting at the window of this room on the coast looking out to a dark sea. I can hear the waves crashing to shore and all of the world is at peace. It is times like these that make me wonder why the world can be so confusing and filled with difficulties. Nothing right now is confusing and the vision I see is that of calm.

In a perfect world the only challenges humans should have to face is the forces of nature. We are still challenged by these same forces and nothing has changed much. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tidal waves and droughts will always be with us and with each event we face the same danger as our predecessors did throughout history.

True suffering lives within the hearts and minds of the human race and this type of suffering is created and cast out into the world by those who develop systems to dictate their own personal agendas. Large corporations are not to blame for human suffering, but the men and woman behind the scenes who are the puppeteers of these vast money making machines are surely making life more difficult for segments of our society to be able to be a productive part of society. When smaller businesses are bought or forced to exist the communities that they serve suffer, and when technology dictates the worth of a human being and those who are not able to qualify to work such technical jobs then we slowly see an increase of many in need.

When a man is left hopeless and feels unqualified to perform the tasks of this system we have created it leaves behind a sense of chaos that we are starting to see. Violence in the streets and homeless camp upon homeless camp. People searching for ways to escape this world through drugs and alcohol and committing crimes in the name of human survival.

We all know these people. They have been with us throughout history. Just because they do not have the same abilities as some of us to keep up with the demands of modern society does not mean that they are worthless and they should never be led to feel this way. We all need some purpose in our society to feel that we are part of something bigger. Long gone are the days of the trades that kept people working in a positive way such as the factory worker, wood workers, those who worked in metals. Think about all of the trades that have been moved to another part of the world all in the name of saving a few dollars or all of the positions that have been replaced by automation. Where does this all leave this large segment of our population and how do we fix this problem? For now we are simply placing a band aid over the wound through the use of public assistance but we all know that their is a huge difference between giving a man a fish and teaching a man to fish. But even the fishing trade has been replaced with commercial fishing that undercuts the price of the local fisherman.

If not the men and woman themselves who can create a shift in their daily operations to create jobs for those who so desperately need to work then our government who can make the decision to raise taxes on these mega monsters who’s profit margins are insane. The money can create jobs like taking care of parks, our roads and other public issues that have been suffering for so long. If change doesn’t come soon things will only become worse and if they really spiral out of control it may become to dangerous to even walk the streets of our cities. As 50% of our population in America currently lives in cities most of us already know that there are area’s that our too dangerous to go through.

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About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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8 Responses to Sunday Thoughts from the Coast

  1. New Journey says:

    good post….and thanks for sending us some rain….even got a rainbow out of it….kat

  2. I have a 19 year old with autism.He couldn’t do anything in the Uk without qualifications. It’s the same in France but masters of our destiny now. Simple life, outside and we avoid the cities. Probably not the answer….

  3. Sharron says:

    If only our leaders recognized this.

  4. hsampson says:

    Superb!! A Big Thank YOU Billy!!

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