With the U.S. Presidential election upon us, I believe this is a good time to shed light upon what needs to happen in any such nation, group, or even individual.
First there must exist a will to survive, to succeed, to flourish. Secondly, and just as important, there must be a selfless and earnest drive toward cooperation for the meeting of those ends. It has been a long time passed since someone first breathed the words ‘the whole is greater than the parts’, and this ought to lead us with our dealings with ourselves, our groups, and indeed the world.
If a seed was to try and accomplish all that the tree does, it would not simply fail at being a tree, but it would fail even at being a seed. The seed must lay the ground work for that which is to come, it must do its duty, and it must fall away and allow time and a will detached, though in-tune, with its own take over and continue its efforts through time.
There are worries that if the Republicans win that the Democrats in the legislative branches will not cooperate. This did not work when the Republicans did not cooperate with the Democrats, and I certainly hope that in such an event as a Romney win that everyone will have enough sense to leave their egos at the door for the greater good of the nation.
Even one man, beneath the level of the nation, must concede that he is only one man and that at his disposal is just one life. But for the greatest good of humanity he must set out down a path which others can take up and which the whole may be strengthened.
Here is attached a video which illustrates this point. It is about a living bridge in Meghalayas (?). In it, a man teaches his daughter to care for the budding beginnings of a land bridge that, if she and her descendants care for it, will provide a means for passage, for survival, for those who will follow in the shadow of her life.
It’s quite beautiful. This forward thinking, selfless act is what we need to see in political, social, and personal life here on Earth. And, I believe, this video is proof that such people, and such a mentality is out there.
Enjoy, and if you’re in the United States, I urge you to vote. Up here in Canada I hope that Obama wins… but that is only with regard to my wanting the lesser of two evils to prevail. If Romney wins, I will hope all the same that everything picks up and the American people may again know the progress and success that they were once known for.