It is my belief that we are enslaved by our own intangible constructs. The value of money, the laws in place that protect corporations, and governance of various and numerous other entities are nothing more than intangible constructs created by us with very tangible consequences.
Let us not forget Newtons Third Law (another intangible construct of thought with very tangible results, equally in proportion to each other… an intangible grand thought with tangible grand results). For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
If we used our minds and theoretically built and perfected (to the best of our abilities with critical and empathetic recognition that there is always room for the possibility of failure and improvement and that our goal is goodness and peace) a way to live on the earth peacefully as well as to find joy in being caretakers of our world (that means all of it, the land, plants, microbes, animals, and people, etc.), we could create unbelievably positive tangible results for everything. Does this not seem like the better and more responsible choice? Especially since we are the most capable species to do so in-spite of our current blind following and grandiose world wide suffering from current, poorly, dangerously, and wrongfully built intangible constructs with comparably awful and current tangible results. What intangible constructs we choose to give weight to, put our faith in, submit to, and follow, is a choice, after all. We all have free will (the thing that powers our intangible constructs)… even though we have numbed ourselves to the weight of just what having free will means.
To save ourselves I believe we need to step outside our world and intangible constructs of ‘reality’ and look back at them without bias and weigh our thoughts heavily upon just what out there is real. What out there matters? What out there has unseen effects or ignored effects, both positive and negative, and what are their causes and effects. Always ponder if a cause could cause that cause and so on to see if it is the effect of a chain reaction. If it is, then what are the variables and constants within the sequence of events and their causes and effects. Apply this without bias, ask as many questions as you can to everything (who, what, where, when, why, and how).
Learning about ourselves and the world around us in such an involved, unbiased, and aware manner is both painful (even traumatic) and cathartic.
I have observed and reasoned that it is only bad to be wrong when we do not try to correct ourselves and our mistakes. Apologies are not always needed and some mistakes may not be ‘correctable’ however, in this instance I believe one should instead try to make-up for it, only after figuring out why one should. In all cases of error, no matter how small or large, heavy introspection should take place to find the true core reason of the error so as to learn from it for any needed corrective and preventative measures.
I believe that this is the start of the way to breaking free from the enslavement, punishment, and destruction from our own intangible constructs.
The power of the mind is strong and that’s good because almost nothing truly worth having is easy to obtain.
We can do it but,… will we? will you? will I?