Have a Taste of the Big Picture
With a moment of peace, a person can learn to reflect solely on the world, the events of the present, and the emotions around each incident. If each of us took a step back to observe this exercise on a daily basis, it may lead us to understand a little more of the world and our place in the big picture.
This big picture can cause confusion in a person if they are not used to it or have never encountered it. We each are often left in the small, subjective corner of the world for so long that we forget that we are part of something bigger and broader. A taste of the macrocosm can often give us a larger understanding, but it can overwhelm the senses during the first few times. Normal conditioning leads the average person to accept their place in the large machine and never look beyond the immediate area. It is our territory and it is all that matters.
Such thinking can stunt the experiences of the individual and hamper the community. As stated many times before, the liberality and cognizance of minds is crucial, and it is very important to remember that stepping to the side to observe the bigger picture widens the eyes. From that small step, we grow as individuals in many ways. Not just the break from the routine and stable life, learning creates the bridge to wisdom from experience. It is easy to sit back and second-guess another’s decisions, but it is a true source of wisdom to speak from one who has learned through experience.
What is the true reason to understanding through the objectivity of our society’s big picture? It is a simple act that we are greater when we move has a single entity. A nation focused on the problems can quickly shape the future with results. In the 1950s, Eisenhower proposed an interstate highway system for the U.S. It was mostly due to his experiences as a military leader when he learned that moving troops across the country was slowed by the lack of infrastructure. As President, he gave the country one of the greatest infrastructure project and it was a key factor to the growth of the country at the time.
The nation moved as a community and shoved all the politics to the side. We began to grow out of our ignorance and intolerance. Our eyes were on the horizon and we eagerly wanted to shape the future to our liking. The sixties shaped our civil discourse in such a way that we soon begged to have more and more to do. We lifted our eyes even higher and planted a flag on the moon’s surface. We were unstoppable.
However, current feel of the country has lost that simple view of the world. It leaves most with their eyes lowered back to the sidewalk. No horizon is seen. The moon and beyond are all but forgotten. The hint that we are on the edge of Armageddon occupies our minds. Some even suggest that we would be better off with a global event leaving us without the things we have accomplished. The philosophy has been created to forget fixing the problems or stopping other issues in favor of plan for the end of the world. Neglect is the result of those that expect to see the end. To these, there is no method or drive to fixing the world; there is no understanding in the macrocosm of the national and global scene.
For some, the question is why fix or clean it up because the end will come soon? Why waste time, energy, and money fixing or preventing the problems? So, if that is the thinking, then why waste time, energy, and money wiping your backside? It will only be dirty again soon. No, it is time to take a few steps to return our minds to the gifts and resources that this world has provide rather than idly waiting for this world to be destroyed. There is no reason to leave this world as a trash heap. Be proud of it and make it better for those to follow.