The grandfather sits in the evening sun in front of his hut to take a nap.
But the group of neighbour children runs noisily around him so that he can not get an eye closed. Than it gets too much for him, he stops the children and asks, "Why are you making such a terrible noise?" The children stop and one of the children takes the floor: "Oh grandpa, because we play." The grandfather says, "That's nice, but why does that have to be so loud?". Then another kid shouts, "Because we're playing war." The old man thinks for a moment and then says, "Why do you not even play peace?". Then the children disappear and it is quiet. The old man is happy with himself and the world and is on his way to take his nap. But suddenly one of the children pulls on his sleeve, he wakes up again and realizes that all the children are standing around him. Whereupon he asks a little contrite: "What is it now?"
Then the child who pulled him by the sleeve asks him: "Grandfather ... How we should play peace?".
Well, just as one can conditioning egoism and greed, one can also conditioning a peaceful behaviour. We did not do this until now because we believed that greed was the only positive motive to create wealth. But now we learn that greed will destroy the earth, in a very long cycle, and endanger all our lives. The life of plants, animals and ours. That it also goes peacefully and that this peace feels good was especially aware of the participants of the Second World War. Unfortunately, this realization was short-lived, as short-lived as the affected people and as short-term as our thinking. Now our species is extremely endangered and nobody knows a solution. Those who talk about solutions will be mobbed or ignored.
Ladies and gentlemen rich and powerfully ones, of course, you are frightened, clinging desperately to your chairs, not wanting to lose your power. But remember, there will be no happy ending for you either. As quick as the end comes now, you will not find a new planet.
Ironically the end now comes in exactly the exponential steps like the capital grows. What we need is a bold leap, a new plan of living together, without selfishness and greed. Without thinking that someone is better than the other. I mean, how long have you been great, almost all-powerful and super smart? The Earth is 3.5 billion years old. Humans have lived on Earth for only 200,000 years and managed to totally destabilize these systems within 3000-4000 years. So the rich and powerful are just this short time in power. During this time they managed a completely wooded earth almost to deforest, that's the only accomplishment they accomplished. With great, smart, reasonable or omniscient, this has nothing to do with, rather with arrogant, stupid and short-sighted. So please stop your inferiority complex which you compensate with money, power and oppression. You hurt yourselves, burden your brain and feel in spite of your oh so great power not at all well. Let yourself be taught and follow those who you are still fighting today.
Incidentally, it has always been the case in history that people in the beginning probably loved their leaders, for the prosperity they created, but in the end miserable beat to death because they claimed all wealth for themselves, that was already the case how the old Egyptians. Today, many people go there to see the ugly, pillaged construction ruins, without worrying about why these monuments of failure are not in the old glory before them. Please answer it to yourself.
The rich and powerful may ignore the need for rapid change. They may continue to count on power, big money and weapons.
I say : "We can also wait a few more years, but if we wait even longer it will be too late"
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