Why is it that humans would crave to find something to idolize?.I know how i have.Still feel myself falling for the same shit sometimes.Humans may do it with sport figures or clubs.With politicians.With movie stars.With musicians.With philosophers.With atheists.With priests.With their choice of God.Their definition of divine.Their mum their dad,their brothers and sisters.Their children,perhaps even their pet.
Things are not ever good enough unless the quality reaches the ultimate.Then when any form of imperfection is seen.The idol view come crumbling back down and crash like some tower of Babel.Its as if it was always pre set up for failure anyway?
We do it with rock stars. Set them up to reach for the star.Cheer them on from the sideline too.Waving and yelling and swooning over them, in a frenzy,rather like parents will react toward their own children too, from the sideline, at rugby or soccer games.Or tennis .Or boxing. Or where ever else it happen to be. To who ever it happen to.Even priest or popes wont escape it either
Then all of a sudden,bang!, we observe suddenly they are all quite human after all.We feel ripped off or something,while the idol that failed the test, also feels like they didn’t quite reach to the star and achieve what was being expected
Which send them off into depression .To suicide
When we need our family love.To help us work together for all of our common good of all people.Perhaps they might feel far too busy,with chasing away after some ultimate idol.That idol will require their constant undivided attention.They are able to feel wonderful themselves, at that moment in time,even if perhaps they are not ever around, to go help their family member toward common good of all
Then bang! . Some spanner fly’s off into the works of things interconnected in life, and smashes the whole life work of idolization, into thousands of fragments. Meanwhile they cannot go back and relive their life, and do things differently?.
Already became just way far too bloody late in the day
Humanity need to get past this ?
Start somewhere. Before its too late?.Too late in many more ways than one. Before our environment become so completely fucked over ,that there is then absolutely no longer any hope of recovery even left to grasp on to. Not even a slim fine thread of it
Please.Lets not let it get to that state on non return. If we don’t owe it to the good of ourselves.Do we owe it to the good of animals, birds,insects,fishes and trees and other nature.Of what are all the real victims ?
Personally, i wouldn’t even ever aspire to become anyone’s aspiration or statue or star.Bugger that.I’m quite happy being someone who’s just me. I feel i can live up to being me.While i’m being just me, perhaps i can not waste my energy trying to be more than what im not?.
That way maybe i can spend more time trying to perhaps figure a few more things out in life.Whether i will or not doesn’t matter a whole lot, because i’m not reaching for the star?. I’d be happy to just leave this world, being able to say i helped , a little bit, in my own way
If everyone would have had that as their measure . Then how many of us would,ever, even have need to feel like they’d ever failed?
Not many if any ?
Even the Catholic Church allowed themselves to be set up for failure?.The Brethren too?.Gloriavale?. You can pretty much name anyone, any group,among humanity, who’d tried to aspire to reach ultimate perfection. You’ll find how they fell short somewhere
Meanwhile so many other important matters ,what are all interconnected, far more than we’ve realized, is been missing out, on attention of whats needed . Been left unnoticed and unattended to.Like some garden that is full of weeds,but we don’t see them, because our gaze is constantly steadfastly set on navel gazing, our lives away, upon some gilded flower. That falls short , somewhere,somehow
Life is so imperfect. But that’s reality of life?.We shouldn’t fret over it ,when we fret we lose some of our ability to remain mind fully aware of important things of what
would could perhaps be a little better if only we had tried. It never has been perfect anyway.That acknowledgment, still doesn’t mean that we cannot start right now, making the garden a little better, by simply just pulling a few weeds out here and there? . Taking small steps forward
I think the Pope might agree? https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2018/03/29/pope-francis-priests-dont-idolize-truth-be-close-people
Perhaps we need to come back down to earth?.Be more happy to just being ourselves , a little more. Forgive ourselves, a little more.Accept we will all make mistakes, here and there.And so on
Set the measure bar lower
That way we have less distance to fall.Less broken bones.Less broken hearts .Less broken self esteems.Less broken lives.Less suicides too (wonderful) .Less squabbling over religion.Less need for squabbling as to exactly what defines divine. And less living beings and plants suffering so bad, within mother nature.
Perhaps even less need too, to protest against free speech?
Rather than threaten with bomb threats.Which in turn play into the hands of people who are keen on idolization of their own perfection.Perhaps humans might quietly proceed to close ranks