HOME, SWEET HOME
What is “home”? Most of us will say “Home” is a place to live in. Ideally it would be a nice place with at least the bare minimum and a little bit more. A place with enough space for all the people who live there- it can be one individual or a whole family cell- to feel comfortable and to share intimacy.
But sometimes this bare minimum seems like a dream, an impossible goal to reach. Every year more and more people are finding themselves without the slightest possibility of having any standard of intimacy, privacy and of course no comforts.
The cause might be those wars, which are raging in more and more parts of the planet, killing and destroying blindly. The cause might can be the model of the capitalistic economy. It’s so dominant and exclusive in today’s civilization that it becomes difficult to even imagine any alternative, more realistic, system.
The cause can also be one’s own “Karma”, destiny or luck – understand it as you wish – but even the Karma can – and must – be changed. After all, change for the better, is the goal of evolution.
There are many causes and they interact with one another. But in the end, the ultimate cause is US. Us meaning “Humanity”. Us meaning “Human beings”. Us- because we fail to understand that until not even one individual will be deprived of the bare minimum to live off with dignity, we have all failed as humanity.
We have built walls in our heads to blind ourselves from seeing the absurdity of this world and the lack of ethics in our own actions. Instead, we should have built walls for the many without houses, and open our heart and consciousness.
Is it too late? Maybe. To be honest I am not quite optimistic, but what can we do? Nothing? Just complain and cry? I don’t think so. Look around you… There is SO MUCH each one of us can do to build a better world, just by offering a personal example of kindness, ethics, goodness and justice in our daily acts.
To make the planet a better Home, is a common task for all of us to share.
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