The truth is that there’s a vast gap between what we think that the world should be and what it actually is in reality.
This is what we have been taught to see as the problem. This is what we need to seek a solution for; a way to fill that gap - to bridge it so that we are what we aspire to be. That is the ultimate goal; to make sure that our actual self and ideal self coincide.
It seems simple enough. You identify the problem, plan out a solution, and execute it to obtain the desired results.
But there are too many variables - too many people involved. There are too many factors that are beyond our control. We all want the world to be something, but that “something” is different to all of us. It’s hard to make one thing when there are so many different ideas pulling in so many different directions.
Let’s talk about idealism.
Ideally, kindness and positiveness should get the best results. Good should always win, right?
Wrong. The truth is that a negative or forceful approach would get better and more efficient results. Why? Is it because what we fear is greater than what we ought to love?
Ideally, freedom is what we all ultimately want. We want a world dominated by democracy. Have you ever wondered though, if the majority of the population is even ready to make decisions - the right kind of decisions - for themselves and the world at large? Maybe we are not ready for complete freedom even though we are fighting daily to gain more of it. Maybe too much of it paves the path for anarchy. Maybe freedom is nothing but an illusion, just like free will.
So in the end, where do we rank up in this story line? Where do we fit in? Do we even truly have a choice in making the future or is it already beyond us?
What is the problem really? Could it be the system itself that fuels greed and self-gratification or is it us, for letting such a system reign supreme? Are we the problem?
The gap is always going to be there. We will always want more - more freedom, more change, more rights.
But what is “more” isn’t always a good thing?