I enjoy spending large amounts of time contemplating the human condition. Some questions I've asked myself for years are:
1. What have we learned over the last couple of centuries?
2. What can we learn (and unlearn) from past generations?
3. Why do we have a monetary system?
4. Why doesn't our monetary system work to evenly provide resources to everyone as opposed to falsely reward those who "deserve it" through "hard work" while denying others?
5. Why do some seem to value work more than family?
You get the picture...
Rather than trying to answer these questions that many will debate, usually for their own benefit or self-gratification, I feel it necessary to lay out my "commandments" for 2015. You can call them New Year's Resolutions if you like but I consider them core values that will keep me on track for the rest of my life.
1. Find ways to consume less, not more.
2. Free yourself from wage slavery by rejecting debt.
3. Free yourself from material items, you don't need many.
4. Competition is absurd, seek cooperation.
5. Branding in the name of selling a product is also absurd, resist marketing and advertising.
6. Avoid "manufactured drama" or other distractions that keep you from focusing on your spiritual concerns.
7. Enhance the planet, grow something, because it is beautiful.
8. You owe the earth and nature a great debt because it created you and it will soon take you back.
9. Employment/work/jobs are only what they are. Do not jeopardize your own health or that of others for them. If you do, you are a fool.
10. Focus yourself on the well being and health of yourself and others, not on your own selfish concerns.
11. Enforcement of laws is generally done by those who comes from the lower economic levels of society. The masses hold the power!
12. Nature is the evidence that a divine spirit does exist. How you treat it, determines how good of a person you truly are.
13. Every household should own a gun.
14. Anarchy should be the only law, with a few basic principles.
15. Avoid using titles, in the future they should be dropped from usage to level out our individual importance in society.
Hope you enjoyed!