Everyone has his or her own perspective as to what a great world is. And many people work on putting out their ideas as what we can do to make the world a better place. Which is a good thing, as long as your ideas are sincerely made for the benefit of others, then you are doing your part. But the problem, is when we close ourselves off to the perspective of others and refuse to open ourselves up to seeing the world through their eyes.
And I know that there are selfish and stubborn people who believe that what they are doing is for the best. It’s even more annoying when it’s someone who’s close to you. People see the world as how they are conditioned to see it. We’re all taught to think certain ways, from mentors we trust. And after living a happy life a certain way, why change it?
Change only happens when someone has endured enough pain from their current perceptions. Religion being a prime example. Faith tends to be more effective in close-knit groups. The small communities of people with comfortable lives, loving families and their dreams jobs. When you’re happy, what reason would you have to question your faith.
Yet, when you leave that community, say a kid moves out to the big city, and sees that life isn’t as warm as what he or she was taught to believe, than the current perception of faith changes. The kid no longer believes that being a good person and having faith will bring them happiness. Especially after seeing people who are bad, through their current point of view, living better lives.
So I guest what I’m saying is that everyone is cut from a different cloth. And I see many people trying to do good and send out good messages. Which is what we need more of, but to really make a difference you need to understand the perception of reality of the people who you’re preaching to and teach them how to understand yours.
And notice how I said teach, not make. For those of you are trying to spread love, do it as teachers not enforcers. Enforcers are resisted, but teachers are welcomed.