Let’s look at the trend we are dealing with. The 2012 Batman shooting at a movie theater in Colorado that killed 12 and injured 58 was carried out by James Eagan Homes who is 26 years old. The 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in which twenty children and six adult staff members were fatally shot was carried out by Adam Lanza who is 20 years old. The horrifying Boston Marathon bombing that killed 3 people and injured 183 was carried out by two brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev who are 19 and 26 years old. Obviously we are putting something into these kids that is not good.
So who is to blame for these atrocities? Are we blaming these kids? Or are we experienced and mature enough at this point to look at the root of the problem. Our society is filled with violent and aggressive examples that our kids are exposed to on a daily basis. The message is clear: whoever is strongest prevails. Whoever smashes their opponent is the winner. If you go kill and hurt people like all the biggest movie stars you will be famous. This is all part of the competitive egoistic environment we have created and the results are all around us.
So here is a list of people we can blame:
Parents and teachers
The education system
The advertising companies
Video game makers
So actually we are all to blame because we are all part of this unstable system. The problem is that the top priority in our society is to make a profit so everything revolves around that and everything is set up to encourage that. That is the value system in place nowadays and the stock exchange is our bible. How much longer can we go on like this without realizing that this is not a sustainable system?
Think for a minute about all the negative messages a normal child is exposed to on a daily basis – not just on TV but also examples of how we treat each other - and think what effect that is having on the world. Imagine bringing up one generation without all those negative examples. We need to change the values in society as quickly as possible and especially in the younger generation.
This may sound like mission impossible but if we are all aware that this needs to be our top priority so we can all live in a safe and pleasant environment, then we can all pull together and create a better environment for our kids to grow up in. A positive environment that teaches them how to be human first and foremost, how to treat their fellowman with consideration. How we are all connected and need to begin understanding that we are like one big family here on earth. How we need to rise above everything dividing us to discover a new level of peace and abundance that we have never before experienced. That whatever happens on one side of the world instantly impacts everyone else in the world. That anything we do or say can cause ripples throughout the entire system. Let’s make it our mission to begin looking at the world in a new way and think how each of us can contribute to the system in a positive manner.
There is a natural system running the world and it is in complete harmony. The only thing disturbing that harmony is us humans and how we treat each other. Until we change the atmosphere in society and help everyone understand that we have entered a new global era of interdependence – that we are all in one boat here together – we will continue to feel this new stage as suffering. The sooner we agree with this necessary phase of our evolution and go along with it willingly, we will no longer experience this “upgrade” in a negative way. The only reason why it feels like a crisis and the disasters keep happening all around us is our lack of awareness about the process we are currently going through.
So who is really to blame? All of us. The time has come to make a significant change in our society and we must all participate in creating a better system that will ultimately make us all a lot happier.