Technology and culture are deeply interrelated. If technology change social culture will change. Just how the industrial revolution turned people into a industrial human beings with different values and mass pursuers. The same thing will happen today. It’s not a new age, but time repeating itself.
However, the rapid change in technology that we’re dealing with today is going to cause a strong confusion. what philosophers call it “a future shock “. Undoubtedly people will adapt to advanced technology yet not everybody will “get it”. The majority of people will be confused which will lead to mental illness.
How to survive in a future shock?
“Learn to unlearn, relearn and learn” I have not better advice to give you. Laterally this’s the key to future survival. We’re all adaptable beings but not everyone is flexible; I’m talking about mental flexibility. If you lack this quality then it’s time to develop it and you can do so by constantly doing new things, exposing yourself to new ideas and not being attached to any fixed form or title.
My sister have spent her entire life hanging from one job to another. In every job she repeated the same phrase ” I’m not happy “. My sister wasn’t a slave to the system. She had courage to stand up for herself and she didBut she couldn’t quit her old fashioned mentality! She was like any human, looking for happiness & success. She was someone who believed happiness & success exist with a common job, especially in a super developed city. My sister failed to realise what she’s looking for is in fact inside her .
“DON’T ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOU CAN GIVE TO THE WORLD, ASK WHAT MAKES YOU ALIVE .” This’s one of my favourite quotes plus the reason for my sister’s dissatisfaction. Non of the positions she obtained were fulfilling her, simply because she wasn’t living her life mission. We’re all born with a gift. A gift that’s suppose to be used for the service of others. Everybody’s gift is different. To find what your gift is; you must discover who you are not. When you know who you are not, who you are will become clear.
Note : Don’t confuse your gift with passion or interests! One of the common mistakes is that people have too many interests. So they run around trying to do everything. While you can only get excellent at one thing, Which is your gift..
But How do I find my gift / purpose in life faster? Experience.
I met a very wise man on my flight to Africa who I ended up being friends with. He told me something that’s stuck with me ever since, “welcome all experiences”. Go through everything that comes your way, UNTIL THE END. The more you experience the better you know what not to do. which later guide you to your purpose. Dont take failing as something too seriouse, you’re not worthless! Your failure is for two reasons, either the thing you failed in is not meant for you ( not your purpose) or it is your purpose in life, but you’re on the road of learning. EMBRACE AND LOVE EVERY FAILURE, BECAUSE EVERY FAILURE IS A STEP FORWARD.
People talk about “winning” and “losing“. But winning what ?? Money? is this really what life is about? Is losing really a loss? …Life is nothing but different levels of consciousness for everyone. There’re no WINNERS or LOSERS. we’re in this together. We’re one. Inferiority and superiority are creation of the ego, not the human reality.
The problem with a winner loser mindset is that it defines you with a worldly achievement. Everything that arises dies. This’s the nature of life. Every new life cycle require an ending of another cycle. In order to have an UP there must be a DOWN. However, getting attached to the UP through self definition ( “winner”) is basically allowing yourself to go DOWN with that UP.
Don’t allow the winner mentality to destroy you. Don’t give it power by attaching yourself to it. You are not a winner or a loser, you’re yourself and whatever happens in the external world is not you. Don’t chase things or people! The state of absolute power comes when you’re CONNECTED TO EVERYTHING AND ATTACHED TO NOTHING . I kid you not when I stopped needing or chasing things, everything came to me. There’s a hidden power in detaching yourself.
LETTING GO OF ALL THINGS ATTRACT EVERYTHING. – law of attraction.
Everywhere I went I found broken pieces of beautiful hearts. I tried to become the key to every door. But is it possible? Can one free all?
I knew the power within me is far beyond the limits. “It seems like a hard task ” my inner doubt whispered, as I became more desperate for the mission.
Book after book, I thought I was ready! I took every shot that life granted me. However, the result didn’t satisfy me .
Finally in a cold night. I realised that one does free all. But it can’t be me or you. It must be the one above us ALL.