Originally published May 2013
We live in tough times. So, we do whatever we can, to keep the “security” of a steady income.
We’re in survival mode.
Survival mode justifies a dog-eat-dog mentality, that puts what we perceive to be necessary for our family’s survival, above the common good.
Survival mode justifies throwing innocent people under the bus, so that we might draw attention away from ourselves.
When we’re in survival mode, we compromise what we believe to be right, because it might cause us to lose that income.
We think we’re protecting our children. We think we’re being sensible and doing what must be done. We think we have no choice.
But we do have a choice.
The notion of survival mode is fake.
What happens if we lose that income? Is our family really going to starve? Do we not have it within ourselves to find a way, to meet the challenge? Are we really in danger of not surviving?
And if we’re not being true to ourselves, if we’re deliberately doing what we know to be wrong, in order to “survive,” are we really living? If we’re sacrificing our dreams and passions, for “security” that really isn’t there, is that a life?
We need to have more faith in ourselves, in our place, and our purpose. We need to believe that we were put on this earth to do more than sell-out, be miserable, in order to have some level of material security.
The right thing to do is to do right things.
We need to believe that if we do what is right, the rest will be there. That there is more to life than “earning a living” and looking out for number one. It is NOT the human “race,” and we have a much larger role to play, than survival.
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