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To an idealistic end by tarazkp

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· @tarazkp ·
$19.42
To an idealistic end
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This is my 3702 post on this blockchain. 

I am idealistic by nature, I am one of the people who believe that the world can improve and I am one of those that believe it requires a lot of work and a healthy dose of luck to get there. I believe that this work is what each of us as individuals have the power to do, and it is our responsibility to do what we can to make the world a better place for those who are to follow us.

https://i.imgur.com/VU6lY60.jpg

For over three years, a lot of the work I have been doing toward the better world is here on Steem, while in the walking world I worked to survive and feed my family. We all have hard lives from our own perspective, but I do not wish my life upon any other - I do not think anyone would want to walk in my shoes for any amount of time.

Yet, there are highlights as well, moments of life's brilliance - my daughter being one of them. She is why I started on Steem, she is why I will continue down the road of making the world better. If we only think about improvement for our life, we do not have to act far into the future, we do not have to consider the ramifications of our actions now.

We become greedy.

Once we lose sight of community, we lose sight of the future, for it is through the communities we survive as a species, the attraction, the relationships, the love, the ones to follow. The evolution of life is a constant and continually expanding fractal of branching pathways that explore the world around them, each with a different experience that influences the next generation.

We all make our own decisions and regardless of how much of it we control - we all must live the life that we experience, the only one that is open to us. Many of us avoid living, we protect ourselves from experience because we fear the pain of failure and loss, so we close ourselves off. And in this closing, we put ourselves in a bubble and disconnect from what is important to our very existence - community. 

The internet is a life of a billion bubbles and a playground of avoidance. We think it connects us while it does the exact opposite, it drives a wedge between and then polarizes us - it can tear us apart by making the most valuable resource a commodity - our relationships. In so doing, we become disposable. 

We fight for our relevance with strangers so we do not get discarded, while the intimacy we crave as humans withers, fades and we are left hollow, empty shells of where a heart once beat. With everyone fighting for digital survival, we become fearful of the real world, scared to open ourselves to the life of strangers, the unfamiliar, and the potential for connection, relationship and love. 

We become lonely while surrounded by a million digital eyes. 

I have been talking about this process for over 20 years, I have observed the changes in behavior through people I have known before and after. I have seen the homogenization of thought so that across the globe, disconnection and skill reduction is the new norm - the incentive fear provides for avoidance of life is greater than the incentive to participate in living life itself. You might think differently, but you are likely blinded by the digital filters of social algorithms to make you feel good, or bad as the business model may be. 

Do you think you are alive? If you do not prepare for a future without you in it, you are not living, you are avoiding the reality of existence, of the nature of the fractal and that one day, your own leaf will dry and fall from the branch. Will another grow in your stead, will there be your  thoughts and what you left behind to build upon or, are you a dead end?

I do not care about my legacy, but I do care about the future of society, the one my daughter and perhaps grandchildren will live and die within. I want a good life for them, I want them to have opportunity and that requires building something for them to stand upon, so they can get some light and grow toward the stars. 

We each live our life based on belief.

Taraz
[ into the Hive ]

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@julianhorack ·
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With you is spirit buddy, goodbye to steemit and hello hive. It could be an interesting swap, let's see if we can meet on the other side.
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@tarazkp ·
We will definitely meet there, I am certain :)
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@warpedpoetic ·
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I know I have been avoiding interaction both on and offline. My own is deliberate, an attempt to be left alone, ignored basically. I also know how injurious the social media is to healthy relationships and how we can build faith on a simple thing as a kind word, an emoji sent across vast distances, attach meanings to them and find what we want in them when we can have all of that in the day to day words we here in our homes, streets, offices, bars etc. The truth is that social media based relationships cannot be the same as connecting on a physical level. There are nuances to communication and connections that video calls, emojis, texts cannot give. This is not to say that relationships on social media is bad. We just need to not lose sight of real life and all its intricacies and peculiarities. 
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@tarazkp ·
*Know thy self,* is  the first order of living life, and unfortunately social media encourages avoidance of personal understanding and that leads to a listless existence without meaning. Intimacy is the glue of society, but instead, lust has become the driving force. Lust for consumption, convenience and disposable.
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