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“It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society,” said Jiddu Krishnamurti. There are too many well-adjusted people today. They are rich, they are found frequently in shopping malls and entertaining places, and they are religious. They are well-adjusted at home too. The husband and the wife have their own entertainments and possibly partners outside home. The children find their own entertainments wherever they are. After all, they all live barricaded safely in their gated communities. They have insurance for everything from themselves to the last item in the kitchen. Everything is taken care of. Perfect. And yet sick.
They are so sick that they have to visit gyms and/or detox clinics to extract the venom within. They need gurus most of whom are fake to give them spiritual solace. They have medical insurance to pay their unending hospital bills. Hospitals generate more diseases than they cure. Medicines become food instead of the vice-versa.
We live in a world from which genuine human values have vanished. We have become robots doing things that are programmed into our being by a heartless society with its deceitful political leaders and hypocritical religious leaders.
The solution is to rediscover the genuine human values such as compassion and cooperation. We need to realise that we don’t need to amass so much in order to live happily and healthily. On the contrary, happy people have very less possessions. At least, happy people know that happiness is not a product of possessions. Happiness is a state of the mind. A state of the heart, so to say.
Capitalism has gripped the whole world like a terminal cancer. As a result, cut-throat competition and heartless selfishness have become the values of most people. The system has generated those values and hence we think they are the right values. It is difficult to change the system. That calls for great visionaries. As ordinary people, we can change our values. We don’t have to slit the throat of the next person in order to be successful. We can cooperate with him and both of us together can be successful.
Have you ever wondered why more and more multi-speciality hospitals are coming up in every city and town? Have you ever wondered why so many people are sick?