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If we just worry about the big picture, we are powerless. So my secret is to start right away doing whatever little work I can do. I try to give joy to one person in the morning, and remove the suffering of one person in the afternoon. If you and your friends do not despise the small work, a million people will remove a lot of suffering. That is the secret. Start right now. (Sister Chan Khong)
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. (Confucius)
In neez bogzarad -- this also shall pass (Persian), Sana'l of Ghaznl
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. Ben Johnson
People have grappled with concepts of fairness, justice, equity, adversity, resilience, and inspiration since language enabled us to record and exchange thoughts. At least, in this forum, we are striving also not just to philosophize intangibles, but to achieve, accomplish, innovate--in the matrix of EVOKE and in the proving grounds of the world
once equality as a concept is truly gotten rid of, we can begin concerning ourselves with being present and responding appropriately to each individual situation which arises, something which cannot happen when the mind is busy comparing and expending energy attempting to create an impossible state...equality.
Social equality typically comes from the middle-cla****. They are the only ones with time to think. The poor are too busy surviving and the wealthy are too busy making money.
The responsibility lays with the middle-cla**** to step outside of themselves and look at the bigger picture, to look at what has been and what is likely to be unless we change. It has been philosophies and systems that have got us to where we are now and it will be philosophies and systems that will lead us into the future. Unless the philosophies include compassion at their core and the systems provide a mechanism to deliver acts of compassion we are in for a fearful future. Fortunately, for my own peace of mind, I have an invention that delivers just that.
Yes an invention I call Kahatika
Just because the same statement might be made by another person with malevolent intent does not mean the information is invalid. It has long been the pattern for those with malevolent aims to co-opt truths and use them to distort meaning.
Nothing with ever make anything in this world fair. Fairness is a mental construction. It does not exist. Look at any natural system in the world and tell me where fairness plays its part. I'm not saying this is good or bad. It just is. You can interpret my comment as being a justification, but it is not. The most socially active and capable people I've ever met were people who had discarded the idea of justice and fairness, and were working towards something higher. The people I know who are working towards justice and fairness are mostly always fighting something, complaining about something, angry and dissatisfied no matter how much they accomplish. This is all. I'm not saying don't do work for the betterment of all sentient beings. I'm saying don't do it from a space of comparison to some non-existent point of reference.
Fairness is an illusion. For life to exist, there must be imbalances that roll like waves through the universe. Without imbalance the universe would be static, dead, and just plain no fun at all!
For love to exist, there must be fear.