eds NY message: How to, and not to, bring about a New Year
This is the last day of 2012, so before i go to celebrate to bring in the new year, i want to tell you my wish for you in 2013....
May peace break into your home and thieves steal you debts. May the pockets of your jeans be a magnet for money. May love stick to your face like vaseline and laughter assault your lips. May happiness slap you across the face and your tears be those of joy. May your problems forget your home address!
In simple words (from an obviously simple mind), may 2013 be the Best Year of Your Life!
No. The above aren’t ed’s words, or i might be inclined to slap myself across the face with my silver-heeled boots....
I can imagine the many people who don’t bother about politics; steer clear of socio-political education and debate; who can’t be bothered to be empathetic across the borders of difference, communities, races, and nations; whose best responses that they can muster in the face of insight that contradicts their simple-minded view of nature is clicking on a ‘like’ button.........
None of these so-called ‘adults’ would bother considering the possibility of their being a part of the problem which they hope to wish away with such devoutly asinine ‘wishes’ and ‘greetings’.
What we need, people, are collective strategies to bring about happiness, to get rid of debt, to bring about peace, and so on. The word here is 'collective'. Our interests and impact is intertwined. Mutual empathy, compassion, interest, viewing each other as our extended family, socio-political education and participation, is that which is going to make our New Year wishes true, as opposed to an insult to our intelligence.
Hence, the ed meister’s New Year message is just this....
I prefer New Year Strategies instead of New Year Wishes. With the latter, the intention is good, but it is the former that gives it a higher chance of becoming true. :)
Think well, and for the collective good, despite all illusory boundaries, and prosper. Do otherwise, and you’ll have little to depend on but such greetings, that truly make every new year, another rendition of the old.
(To summarise the above article another way.....There are 2 kinds of New Year Strategies.
At the individual level, it means to go beyond resolutions and come up with detailed strategies on how to achieve what is worthy of achieving.
At the collective level, it means that we have to realise that when we think and act as and for the collective, we will be able to deliver prosperity and peace to others and ourselves and not at the expense of others for ourselves. The system is structured such a way to ensure that we cannot do good for ourselves without harming others. That's got to change.)
Get your thinking and collective caps on, and thus, a Happy New Year to you.
Go with God.