When I launched this blog it was centered on giving advice. In fact, it was called, “ElsaElsa – The Advice Blog”. I’ve been reflecting on the changes that have unfolded over the years. Adapting To Change Over The Last Twenty Years. I had another realization that startled me.
There was a point when people started writing me about about, “all men” or “all women”, as in, men suck, women suck, all men want… I hate men, I’m sick of women…
I responded to these people by pointing out they were referring to half of the people on the planet. “Do you really want to reject half of all people, who you’ve never met?” I was truly astonished by this sentiment.
Yes, I realize I’m a weirdo with Libra, but if you think about it, does it really make sense to cut off half all people for possible connection? Friends are already hard to find!
Now twenty-some years have passed and the hate of numerous large groups has done nothing but proliferate. You pretty much have to hate and loathe (certain) people in order to belong. I don’t think these feelings are organic.
If I’m right about that, it means you’ve been infected somehow or invaded. Hate is introduced and is now raging through your system and then what happened?
People have isolated. Is it so they won’t get their hate triggered? Flared up and raging like an auto-immune disease?
I think this is right, though not necessarily conscious on the individual’s part. A person tries to keep their hate in check but this is also when they horrible magic happens; that hate becomes self-hate.
If you’re with me so far, think about what containing your hate and rage does to you, physically, spiritually and mentally? Never mind, with everyone cut out or cut off, you’re left with your screens, your phone which you know is not exactly on your side. What’s this? Another enemy? Rectangle-shaped?
Activity levels drop, both mental and physical since you’ve become primarily a consumer and judge of others you encounter on your screens. This causes illness which appears when you look in the mirror… provoking even more self-hated?
I hope this is not too upsetting. I am posting it because I think knowledge is power. If you see yourself at all, and you don’t like it, you can perhaps extricate yourself. If you can manage it, you can help others. More importantly, you’ll want to help others.
You’ll also want to prevent such a thing from happening to someone else. Namely, the un-biased babies, born into this world, every day.