Value is misplaced in society, in my opinion anyway.
The reason for this misplaced value is quite simply jealousy and greed. We allow ourselves to be fooled into believing that life is always better with a little more risk and a little more work. If this were true, then we wouldn’t be in the place where we are now, the place we always have been, the place we remain.
Overspending and overworked. The population in America that “lacks” a higher degree of formal education vastly outnumbers the population that has been formally educated. Yet, time and time again, we find comfort in looking to and referring to the “research” and “findings” of people we don’t know personally.
Teachers and educators are often praised for their “hard work”, yet it’s the truck driver or the sanitary worker that keeps our life moving, comfortable and possible. The scientists and researchers that are so easily googled, would be impossible to reference in the moment, if it weren’t for the people who keep the power on and the towers functional.
We’ve been inundated with “experts” and “professionals”, yet nothing really ever changes. The experts develop methods of measuring and comparing, but life continues to prove, time and time again, that “life happens”, regardless of the incorporated changes, meant to divert disaster.
The longer a person attempts to control chaos, eventually that person defines chaos with their day to day life. We don’t recognize the chaos that we eventually embrace, since science tells us that we are making the right decisions, yet the predicted outcome eludes us, since the predictions were merely speculation.
At our core, we know the difference between right and wrong, yet to acknowledge those truths, requires personal responsibility. And that is why we so rely on the experts and professionals, because the longer we take heed of what they say, the longer we will avoid confronting the personal responsibility of our own, individual decisions.
The choices an individual makes, must account for the outcome that requires self reflection and personal responsibility. If a person makes a decision based on the research of others, then that person will always be at a loss, since one must internally understand the risk involved and the cost if their decision is to be realized.
Just cause someone else says it, doesn’t make it true.
When educators strike, it’s a minor inconvenience. When you’re without power or potable water, death is just around the corner.
A brick of gold is only as valuable as the price someone is willing to pay for it.
A home provides shelter and reprieve from the elements.
Realize the difference between momentary value and true value.
The decision is yours to make and yours to deal with.
Know for yourself, before you make the decision to be a follower.