Quite the Leap
From child to a Messiah or God. How could this happen?
Perhaps society has failed this child in ways that could not have known at the
time. We may have omitted the obligation to effectively weave the notion of
purpose and place into the curricula of our schools. We failed to discuss that
positive contribution extends to the highest level by increments all attached and
reliant upon the other.
In the era of mass transit/communication the ‘village’ is now inclusive
an entire planet. The sensed obligation of contribution to the
collective now knows no outer bounds for which there is any form of
The parameters of the village- once contained within that which
could be experienced directly within the frame of any chosen day-
has now expanded to exceed the capacities of any mortal
individual to ever directly experience within a lifetime.
Gods, Saviors, and Presidents
there are religious leaders in the form
of founders, messiahs, and gods.
There are national leaders in the form
of kings, presidents and dictators
These are the people/entities perceived of influence in contribution to the
common good. All others serve factions and are at some level merely
perceived associated to the cause of fragmentation. The links to connection
with the whole of individual existence are now severed yielding to the strain of
a stretch too thin.
To assume the role of a god is to believe world attention to self is
well deserved. Even if to be fully disregarded it is of comfort to
know the ‘just’ and the ‘unjust’ will one day receive proper reward.
It is an identity that bridges the great gap of ‘the nothing’ between
‘no meaning’ and ‘absolute meaning’. The young adult sensing
obligations to the collective has now assumed the role to which
he/she has been ‘called’.
Young people often think in polar-opposite extremes. Young
nations likely perceive similarly. In the quest to assure separation
of Church and State we have become zealots to the cause at the
expense of nurturing spirituality and shared values.
A young mind perceiving weighty obligations senses there is only vacuum in
occupation of space between the meaning of nothing and the meaning of all
In the quest to assure separation of Church and State we have become zealots to the cause at the expense of nurturing spirituality and shared values.