Despite living in a world with advanced technology to send people to the moon, satellites to Mars, instant communication with each other through mobile phones and social media no matter where you are on the planet, there is a growing and gnawing emptiness rising within individuals. A pervading sense of isolation and rising despair permeate people’s lives as the joy and colour of being alive evaporates in the harsh glare of the shiny, materialistic, surface deep path society pushes.
Ambition, achievement, power and prestige reign supreme at a cost of humanity’s soul.
With years of drip-drip erosion of individual personal freedoms and a snail like shift from the importance or moral fibre in society to today’s ways where President’s blatantly lie and denigrate, Prime Ministers have marital affairs and dubious financial dealings and Crown Prince’s commit gruesome murder, and all of this in the public domain without the slightest fear of consequence or care. Its no wonder the citizens of this world feel lost and disillusioned. We live in a time of immoral culture paraded from the very top by our leaders.
The world has become Godless.
The above statement is not a religious one. However, when spiritual principles, whether Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or others, were at the base of the West’s culture people had a core contentment, a purpose and a deep sense of right and wrong. With the purge of religion or spirituality from the main foundation of society over the last 20-30 years people have lost their sense of self and place in creation leaving them with an inner emptiness. In replace of religion, God or spirituality society has created the ‘Golden Cow’ to worship in its place. Power, money, prestige and fame have become the humanities main goals. Never has such blatant disregard for spiritual principles been so prevalent than today.
Dying From Within
Living daily in such a world where a higher calling and spiritual principles are secondary and lost in the chase for materialistic gains leads to a society that develops cancers within it with symptoms like increased depression, an increase in suicides, an increase in mental health issues. These ailments grow like weeds spreading from culture to culture strangling the joy and hope until none is left and living becomes a autonomous existence of getting for A to B.