Contemplations on the Folly of Mankind

Here are some personal observations inspired by many hours of contemplation on the repetitive mistakes of mankind. No matter our race, colour or creed we are all transfixed by the idea that life would be perfect if we could just do this or that. It’s not sexy but ‘Life just is’, all the commotion and emotion is just window dressing that has been employed to sow discontent and create a workforce of desperate and disenfranchised people.

Below I state an observation and unfold it a little on the next line

Despite all world and personal history has taught us we still Seek comfort and happiness in stuff.
Material junk clutters homes, minds and landfills.

Look for validation in crowds.
Scratch the surface do the famous look happy?

Flutter around the glow of despair.
Watch, read, listen and discuss the news.

Believe salvation is found in another.
Friends, lovers, priests and politicians.

Mine for answers in scripture and books
Dissect literature in order to support our cause.

Wrap ourselves in blankets of noise.
Most fear the silence where peace resides.

Try to build a world around solid facts?
Science is no more solid than anything else.

Rage against our place in the world.
Scenery seldom heals a misplaced perception.

Fight against everything we hate.
What you oppose grows.

Deny who we are.
The result of billions of years of Universal energy in flux

Seek wisdom.
Self wisdom is overlooked in favour of something more exotic.

Defend our beliefs
Billions of hours have been wasted on hateful arguments, debates and Wars to defend our ephemeral notions such as these that give our ego driven mind a kingdom in which to reside .

We all do at least some of these, even if most of us really should know better and that is the true folly of Mankind