Is silence the way forward from here on?
How would people survive if they were no longer able to gossip, talk ill of the dead or behind people’s backs and were only allowed to say things that were vital to their existence as a human?
Would they survive? Could they live with their own thoughts or do they need to be constantly engaged in mindless banter about nothing of any substance to distract them from the void that is their own life?
I sit back and observe the world from my own values and beliefs of which I am fully aware and wonder sometimes, have we reached a point where we should even still be speaking? Have we as a species not learnt all the we need to learn and evolved to a point where we can exist without needing to produce any more technology or products which are seemingly for the greater good of someone’s bank account and demise of humans on this planet?
Not wanting to start a debacle but as an example, I recently saw someone who claims to be an artist in the music industry release a song and video which explores how sexualizing men would look as opposed to sexualizing women in the industry in such film clips. Whilst she raises an interesting point, I did have to think…really??? We really need to have this conversation??? Out loud??? Do people not think about this kind of stuff and have a general acceptance of behaviours and social norms and just…get it???
I realize this is where my ignorance may be offering me some bliss and as I said earlier, I do have a lot of self-awareness and by no means am offering a bulletproof opinion or point of view. I also realize the irony in my underlying theme being that surely we have reached a point of evolution and learning that we could potentially either stop talking all together, or communicate only vital language which is necessary for the survival of the human race – in doing so I am writing about it which suggests that I don’t feel like we are at that point.
In being an opinionated social commentator does come a lot of thought and quiet reflection before speaking, so I am confident that this discussion is one where it will attract readers who understand what I am saying on a level deeper than the words written on this page?
Shall we continue this discussion in meditation?
See you there.