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  • Simply a matter of Life, not Debt
    • DeCay
      Posted Apr 17, 2004 4:05 AM

      Why are human labor and wage so central to life and debt? Have the human race lost all sanity to preserve its dignity and worth as a sacred life? IS there any morality at all in not appreciating and empathizing the suffering and misery of fellow human beings at all? As the Good Lord said, "what does it profit a man if he (tries to) gain the whole world only to lose his soul?"
      And the most important question of all: Why does the world think and come to hold as sacred that there is no other alternative to capitalism as the only means to satisfy man's misery and craving for a life of contentment?

      These are some of the questions that will make us think about the way we think - metacognition. Call it critical self-evaluation. Sometimes we may not realize we are heading the wrong way unless we stop to reexamine our own actions. By self-evaluating, we began to see the world in its entirety and come to appreciate the universal picture of humanity as something that is so sacred that even self-imposed ideals and ethics of our own way of life must give way to this overall humanity picture.

      There is no reason why a few stinking rich should hold to ransom the lives of millions because of structural imbalances and lack of appreciation of otherness. Those few stinking rich are only humans and should self-evaluate themselves and reorient their consciousness towards the bigger picture of humanity. Why would writing off a debt come as a very painful experience if such action does not even threaten a life but would set free a million lives? Why do the few stinking rich cling so desparately to their idiosyncratic ideologies of property as more valuable than life and then embark on enterprises about global trade liberalism and competition when they themselves are so protective of their own kind and fearful about otherness?

      Truly, there is no way humanity can move forward because personal prejudice and the fear of venturing out and trusting others not of our own kind are two major factors contributing to all the inequalities and imbalances the human race faces today...

      ^..^
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