How is it to be you? Have you ever had that question asked sometime, from someone who genuinely cared for the answer?
I believe this is a question we ask way too seldom to our friends, family members or even strangers. A question that we, if we were to ask a similar variety of it, rarely have the time to listen to the answer. In our ”busy lives”.
What do you do when you feel like you don’t fit in anywhere? When you feel alienated from the course of ”progress” for a society. A human culture on the path of control, a control and domination that seeks to ruin everything. A culture that believes that outside civilisation there is no life (or way of life) worth bothering about.
I ask again: How is it to be you? You might have a totally different perspective on life around you than I do. A total different narrative that you might go by. Born on a different land-base of the planet. Speaking another native language. Have another relation to the divine. Might argue there is no divine. Might argue the divine is the earth. Might argue the divine is God. Might argue the divine is the Universe. Might argue that I write way too much about the divine.
Diversity, even among us humans after all, does still exist, even if we live in a (patriarchal) culture that tries its best to kill it off. Diversity, a concept with little value today. I started like two days ago to read a book I got almost a year ago from a good friend of mine. The book is called The Wayfinder: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World. In the opening pages it had a sentence that got to me. It says, ”Of the 7,000 spoken languages [human] spoken today, fully half are not being taught to children. Effectively, unless something changes, they will disappear within our lifetimes. Half of the [human] languages of the world are teetering on the brink of extinction. Just think about it. What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of your ancestors or anticipate the promise of your descendants.”
How is it to be you?
Around the world women, human females, are being targeted with violence simply because they are born female. That is their ”sin”. Around in the ”developed” society of industrial civilisation a huge chunk of the population argues that women have no other inherent value than to be of sexual service to us men.
How is it to be you?