I speak with people all of the time about the change needed in the world. Often I am told I should rise above it all like Ghandi or like Jesus. I do not disagree at all with striving to be like great enlighten leaders. When I take it to the next level and speak of really following those examples by leaving our material life, the conversation starts to fizzle. It may feel good to think that you can remove yourself from feeling terrible about world events and ignore it, but what are you doing to stop it? Are we giving anything up in our lives to create change or are we directly benifitng from the destruction?
If we are to ever really live like the great gurus of the world we must quit being such perpetrators on one hand and peace seekers on the other. Would Jesus have bought products that came from the suffering of kids like we do when we buy products made in sweat shops? Would he knowingly pollute the environment each and every day like we all do, to doom the next generation?
I take responsibility for the things I do. When I started taking blame change was easy. When it comes to the state of the world now, it hurts less to change then it does to stay the same.