I know it’s supposed to happen, this marking the beginning of a new year, but I’ve had the growing suspicion that change is in the air, and a lot of it. Change is a constant, flowing right along with time, and it’s a given. But, I wish I could say what’s in the wind are only small things like changing a baby’s diaper or changing out blown light bulbs or getting change back from a dollar or changing your underwear.
Change is good. The less money people have in their discretionary spending fund, the more time they will spend on things that are actually worthwhile, like time spent together instead of at the mall and doing things that don’t have a price tag, like taking a walk or reading a book from the library. How the continuing recession affects us in the long term remains to be seen, but there can be no doubt that many more changes will happen before it ends.
Change is good. Drifting away from individualistic consumerism is a good thing. Humanity will rediscover humanity. Always keeping a keen eye on the positive side of things, here is the perfect opportunity for humanity to regain some of its humanistic aspects. That’s only a redundant thought if you forget about the endless list of human atrocities going on every moment of every day. Those are hard to miss considering that they fill the news headlines constantly.
Change is good. While we may kick and scream about the changes ahead, perhaps we’ve earned it. It’s Karma. It’s time to take a close look at all the things we’ve come to accept as ‘normal’ in ourselves and in our society. All those things we’ve come to take for granted have turned us into sheep. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. If you doubt it, then why is it so acceptable for only a mere fraction of the population to vote or hold the majority of the wealth in this country? Wipe the sleep out of your eyes, grab a cup of coffee and think.
Change is good. With everything shaken up, what’s left is a clean slate. It’s time to draw up new plans, discard the old ways of thinking and begin the rebirth that will follow.
Accountability, transparency, responsibility, integrity… Those aren’t just buzz words. Those are the words that we need to integrate into our very being. We need to grab ourselves back and into what we truly were meant to be, and that is not the sheep that we’ve been for so long.
Change is good.