I know, the world is only getting better.
We get more choices, more opportunities, better now, better future, better health, longer life, more freedom, less competition, more cooperation, less jealousy, more team work, embracing individuality and uniqueness, less judgement, acceptance of differences, embracing and welcoming differences, harnessing creativity and progress, new ideas, less limitations, learning from the experiences and the past…
The world is getting better, if you care to open up your mind and turn off the news sometimes, if you care to get out of your lizard brain mentality and lose the fear and embrace new reality, changes, if you care to let go off the ground and try to fly sometimes…
He said, I’m an optimist and see everything through my rose-colored glasses. I don’t see all the problems that we have in the world and silly (and young) enough to believe in gracious nature of human heart. Silly enough to believe in true kindness, love, giving economy.
Is it that hard to understand that I DO in fact see how the world is, but I also know that we need a vision for a new world, if we want changes, we need to see and believe AND BUILD better future, we need to see all the good and make more of it, and then soon everything will get better.
I’m not an optimist just because I choose to smile, even when at my lowest and weakest.
I’m not an optimist just because I choose to believe in the best in everyone and the world around us, even though there is a lot of negativity and less than pretty realities, cruelty, conflicts and wars, differences and hatred, hunger and diseases, less fortunate who have to endure a lot of suffering.
I do see ALL of it, but I know we can do better, when together we believe in the best and act on that belief.
Accepting sad facts about reality as permanent, trying to do nothing about it, is not realism — it’s laziness, inability to believe in our power to make the world better, make it a paradise for us and every life form, every creature, every human, inability to believe in YOUR own power to change the world, one action at a time, one person at a time, one act of kindness at a time…
Realist is the one who sees bad and good and choose to build something better seeing both sides.
The one, who denies worse and best as not true, is not a realist, it’s a nihilist. Lazy person. Passively believing in nothing is the easy way out.
Nihilism is the belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. It is often associated with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism that condemns existence. A true nihilist would believe in nothing, have no loyalties, and no purpose other than, perhaps, an impulse to destroy.
Changes are hard.
Building something new is hard.
Finding the middle ground is hard.
Choosing and making the best of both worlds is hard.
Accepting reality as it is, not trying to make it better is easy. It’s laziness and lack of personal responsibility.
If everyone were realists, trying to change nothing the world would move exactly nowhere, and even though some might believe lack of progress might be a positive thing with all we’ve done to the world to fuck it up, one forgets that exactly because of progress we as species survived and flourished like no other. Because of progress we’ve made, even not the perfect way, the world is such an amazing place where more and more things are possible every day.
Back to conversation.
Why do we need to choose to believe in one picture of the world or the other?
Embracing both and making a third one is much better.
Best of both and third option.
Technology? Nature? Best of both. Hut on the beach with hi-tech home managing system, renewal energy, self-sustaining home, smart system to grow our own food, re-usage of all the waste…
Luxury? Simplicity? Simple luxury. The best materials, the best food, the best technology, not too much of it, just enough to make our life effortlessly simple and de-cluttered, freeing for us energy and space to pursue high ideals.
Privacy or complete transparency? Both. Ability to have privacy, when we need it for our private life that concerns no one, and absolute transparency, when it comes to services, products, something that involves other people, affects the whole world.
Resistance Training with Weights? Body Weight Exercises? Yoga? All of it together. Combine and get the best body and results.
Fun? Serious progress and dedication? Both. Serious dedication to progress in a fun way.
Deserts? Healthy eating? Making desserts healthy.
Life can be fun. And we can achieve success at the same time.
We can give holding back nothing and still build abundance for ourselves. Like when you give advice, help someone to improve their life and in return get amazing happy feeling, more energy to do more, more ideas to be better, to do more, to have more amazing life… and better world for all of us.
We can enjoy ourselves and still work hard — when we choose to do what we truly love, what we would do for free.
Why choose one? When we can have best of both? Of everything?
Why say I’m this or that and if you are not we are not on the same team?
Why not to accept both sides and work on something together, making it better than two options we started with?
Like why choose dark or milk chocolate? Choose to make the one that tastes like milk chocolate and has the benefits of dark chocolate.
Ice-cream? No ice-cream and healthy eating? Healthy all natural processed sugar free rich and yummy ice — cream.
We got to make choices.
But more often than not the choice is not either or, but best of both worlds — the third option.
It might take more work but it’s totally worth it.
That’s where better world is.