Monday, January 9, 2012

Why we care.

Why is it so important to us what others think about us?

Are people who care about what others think Shallow? Superficial? Fake? Insecure?

I don't think so, really. I think the judgement of our world is what has crushed our natural desires to care for one another.

At heart, we are beings that nurture, empathize, sympathize, help, give, serve, and are naturally good-natured.

Because of living in a world that has turned those attributes into signs of "weakness", we have shied away from being this way to each other.

I do not believe the root of this worry is that we care what others think about us, it's that we desire to care about them. Unfortunately, most of the society we live in now has been taught that you can't rely on anyone but yourself. That you are the only one you have, and that it is up to you and no one else to be what you want to be, get where you're going, and "achieve".

Me Me Me. You You You.
There is no longer an US or a community.

The more people believe they should only rely on themselves, the more judgemental they become of others, which then leads to people feeling judged, which we are now. We live in a world that is way to self absorbed with filling themselves up. The mere thought that someone else could fill you up is just too much to bare. Where's the trust? The giving & receiving? It is lost. That is sad. I feel bad for people who are trapped in a world that is led by others' thoughts, despite the obvious effort to only rely on oneself. Nature at it's finest.

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