What is the cure for the stress in the fast pace modern world?
Is the detrimental effect the commercial system has on the environment causing us anxiety? Are we worrying that our protesting and complaining is futile against the multinational take over? Are we frustrated because advertising has invaded every available public space, as well as our home?
Should we just sit back and let the TV ads induce us to buy things we do not need? Advertising plays on our ego enticing us to buy superfluous things, brand names are only superfluous status symbols. Ads keep us working at the treadmills turning the wheels of production. It is a vicious circle this tread mill, known as ‘the rat race’. How can one escape?
There is a way to stop this stress, it has been around for 2500 years, but The Buddha’s philosophy has been distorted. There is another easier way to escape the ‘rat race’. I could write volumes explaining this method and not do it as good as putting in a few link, for you to click on. If you are interested in taking some steps that will benefit you, the environment and the community in general, look at these links.
Books are better than passive TV watching. Most worthwhile things in life take an effort. Make the small effort to hit these links and learn what they have to say and from there to further helpful reading links.
We would all like to help right the wrongs in the world.
I ask myself, what am I doing, helping or hindering the problems in the world today?
I do not sign partitions or join in protests, I do write my blog, but is appealing to others going to fix anything.
I actually do nothing because this is an important concept in Taoism. What Lau Tzu calls ‘wu wei’: the action of non-action.