Do you feel it too? Your mental state hangs on a thread, dictated by a complex net of stories. The myths we hold onto are powerful things, they dictate our goals and mindsets. In our digital era where it is so easy to make imaginary connections fed by algorithms that seem to mock our desires, only to direct them. We have moved beyond the consumption of things, to becoming products of consumption.
Our minds are too distracted by tactics of emotional persuasion to be able to harness the intelligence, understanding, and cooperation to address our complex systemic issues.
It is time that we recognize the beasts in stories that we’ve inherited and create our own collective story. Let us move from our ingrained urge to display symbols of status through ownership and beauty as resources to be plundered. Let us change the collective myths. Let's embrace experiences of making, growing, repairing, and sharing.