8 years ago

“We all need stories to help us make sense of the complexity of reality”

It’s about life. It’s about why we’re here and what we’re living for. It’s about you and me … and everyone else on this planet we call Earth.

Wrote Rebekah Lowin from today.com. Meet Ms. C. Payne, of Grand Prairie, Tex., who had bought the “Star Wars” character mask ($17.99) at a department store last Thursday with a gift card she had gotten for her 37th birthday the week before. She currently holds the most viewed facebook live video (most viral video) in web history. If it’s marketing stunt from Facebook itself I leave in the open. But with a current 141,031,256 Views (It’s the simple joys in life…. – VIDEO) we can also ask ourselves, why? The fact of the matter is that, watching this woman in her plastic mask, like Rebekah Lowin from today.com, writes: “suddenly realized … I don’t need money. I don’t need a big house or a fancy car. I don’t need an iPhone or nice clothes.”

“We all need stories to help us make sense of the complexity of reality”Adam Curtis. 

I totally agree with Rebekah Lowin. Look at just last weekend for example. Donald Trump (almost like an old Roman empire Clown running around the property, making jokes about Rome collapsing) being in our daily newsfeeds, simply because US TV stations, and media outlets make more advertisement revenue. Apple’s Foxconn replacing 60,000 workers with robots, which is executed with the approval of the Chinese government. The Dutch government proudly showing Two JSF fighter jets that arrived at the Leeuwarden air base – in total 37 planes are bought of a total cost €4.6bn – get your priorities straight peoples…. Film Festival Cannes glorifying celebrity lifestyle and it’s again pompous red carpet photo’s, which we all know by now is one big bubble of unrealness. US President Obama making a Vietman trip where during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1973, as part of the Secret War operation the US military dropped 260 million cluster bombs – about 2.5 million tons of munitions – on Laos over the course of 580,000 bombing missions. But now in 2016, Obama being in Vietnam for a three-day visit too smooth things over with Vietnamese officials, simply because Vietnam’s crucial geographical position, and US risks with China over the hegemony of resources, again…. Or to read that parts of one of the most beautiful cities in the US, New Orleans are shrinking fast because of groundwater withdrawal. Or the arrogant Dutch football coach who finds it necessary to provoke the already tabloid infested British ‘sports?’ press to show his just won FA Cup, and literary throw the cup on the table during the press conference. Or to read that self proclaimed environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio takes a 8000 mile private jet to collect a green award.

“There will be big changes on the personal, family and community level, so that there is harmony and balance between mankind and nature” –  more here. 

Yes, folks, these are the times we are living in. But somehow this facebook live video of the ‘Chewbacca Mom’ gives me, us hope. Why? Because this video shows us the reality of real life. It’s indeed about why we’re here, and what we’re living for, and the current transition that we are undergoing on this 7.125 billion people planet, where 3.17 billion of them are already worldwide internet users.

The rise of lowsumerism 

The rise of lowsumerism is happening as we speak, and it’s about time ‘we the public’, politicians, business leaders, the media and the marketeers start acknowledging it. Box1824, a Brazilian a research company specialized in behavioural trends and consumption, already released the following video 10 months ago:

From unconscious to conscious choice

But it’s not just the conscience state of the rich western lifestyle. We are going through a Planetary Initiation is what writer and philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck describes as the imminent shift in consciousness, that is transforming our world.

Thank you, Ms. C. Payne! Become Part of Change…. 

Learn more below: 

‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world’. Alfred, Lord Tennyson. – See more here. 

“You’re either an activist or an accomplice” – See more here.

“We really never know what is misfortune or fortune.” – See more here.

What contribution do I want to make?  – See more here.

‘He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.’ – See more here. 

“Happiness is like an orgasm: if you think about it too much, it goes away.” Tim Minchin. – see more here. 

“As civilisation advances, so does indifference.” – see more here. 

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – See more here. 

“DC, We’ve Got a Problem.” The Carlyle Group – See more here. 

“When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind.” – See more here. 

“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” – See more here. 

“That’s what we all are doing in this life, we are all here in that process of discovery. It’s basically the classic search: ‘Know thyself’ and wherever it takes us if we can make it. Maybe that’s what’s its all about.” – See more here 

TV Takeover – See more here. 

DO You see what’s happening? – See more here. 

What the Ancients Did for Us? – See more here. 

“For humanity, agriculture is a prerequisite of survival.” – See more here. 

“we’re all astronauts on a spaceship called planet Earth, let’s treat her right.” See more here 

“If we want to get rid of terrorism, we MUST get rid of the root causes.” – See more here 

“What is needed is a new story and one we can believe in!“See more here. 

the “economic experiment” that went wrong… – See more here.

“Growth and profit are a product of how people work together.” See more here. 

“Believe in a more brilliant world.” – See more here. 

“Artists are the gate keepers of truth. We are civilization’s radical voice.” – See more here. 

“the fear and folly of nuclear weapons” See more here. 

Prepare for your cognitive dissonance to be shattered! – See more here.

“Nations have to pull together” – See more here. 

“It is time to take action. In a world where everything evolves around money, we can only make a difference by coming together” – See more here. 

“I like some animals more than some people, some people more than some animals. ” See more here. 

“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” – See more here. 

Bart Hendrikx.

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