You’re Gorgeous! (And ugly too)
A trifecta of high school chicks are sitting in front of me in Starbucks right now.
They’re cute and they know it. Confident as a mafia hit squad. iPhones out, ripped jeans, and a blatant disregard for calories.
If I were in high school, or even in college, I’d be scared shitless from these three.
But, I’m a goddamn Jedi now. And their bitch faces melted like candles thrown into a volcano when I got up to take a leak and said, “Hey, can you guys do me a favor and kick the crap out of anyone who tries to touch my iPad?”
Everyone else walking by gets a solid dose of the world famous Long Island Stink-Eye.
They look at their clothes, whisper their reviews, and smirk in disgust.
And I’m almost as guilty.
When I was a kid, I’d also cut on people behind their backs to my friends. And as an adult, my mind judges everyone and everything. My thoughts are on autopilot unless I’m already abiding in a transcendental space.
And this is bad.
Very, very bad.
Because kids, all over the world, grow up thinking it’s okay to fuck over people to get ahead. Greed is the golden rule. The environment? Slaughterhouses? That’s someone else’s problem.
Sounds like I’m stretching here?
Well, I’m not. Go look out the window. Open a history book. Switch on TV. Look inside your own head and heart. We’ve made a living hell for ourselves.
All is not lost however.
Everything can be cured in just a few generations.
What’s the cure?
“We are all one. Everyone you see, is actually you. They look different, but it’s you.”
This needs to be taught along with the abc’s. Along with the times tables. With science, history religion and art.
It will become as natural as learning to keep little hands away from a hot stove.
The survival of our species depends on this. Just this.
And it can start with you.
The separation you feel between you and others is an illusion.
According to mystics and now physics, there’s only one of us.
Thank you for reading,
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