The road to self determination won't be found on any Globe or Atlas, but the location of nearly eight billion people will. So, I've put together this "runic script" if you like, to help me figure out conflict at the cultural intersectionalites I find myself in, and I thought, maybe it'll help other people, like yourself, understand how to partition a conflict, so to speak, so's to be able to resolve it easier?
In a nut-shell, we only ever have three relationships in our lives, so to speak.
1. The relationship we have with ourselves, from birth to death, our own personal moral compass or comportment that we develop on the road to self determination and intelligent freedom?
2. The relationships we have with our family, which changes depending upon how our family changes from birth to death, as well as the definition of family, and that appears to be variable, as evident in the World today, in my opinion.
3. The relationship we have with our environment, and how that changes from birth to death too, and that has changed big time because of technology, trust me ; )
Its always mixed up and changing all the way along, but basically we only ever have three relationships in life.
Sadly, many people prefer "sameness." Probably because they can only remember so much? Something I was surprised to learn? And that's why we have ordered, structured societies and whatnot.
Multiculturalism throws a "spanner in the works" so to speak with all that. How? Because we can't remember what is the appropriate way to treat almost eight billion people personally with kindness.
The relationship we have with ourselves during life is determined by what we learn, our capacity for learning, our opportunity to learn, and how we incorporate these learning experiences, both practical and text book, into our action at the moment. This goes on each day as we rise to the outer orbital of our evolutionary expectation in the corona of creation, or the perimeter of the Big Bang, or whatever you call the life your living.
The relationship we have with our environment is one of conflict, as we try to "be" ourselves, in a world that is trying to consume us basically. We can only control how we respond to the environment, for the most part. Our responses are three fold:
The relationship we have with our family changes as our family members change over time. As with the environment, the relationship we have with our family is one of conflict, as we try to "be" ourselves, in an environment that is trying to get us to adapt to an ever changing dynamic world, pretty much. Our responses to family conflict are once again three fold:
That brings us back to with the relationship we have with ourselves. "How do we, need to be?" so to speak. What is appropriate behaviour, right now, Today, and how will I learn how to live among almost eight billion Internet connected souls, in real-time with kindness in the future? How do we balance the Three Part Heart, with kindness . . .
Please contact me on Facebook, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincerely, Michael Garbutt - AKA - The Riff Vandal
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