Journal Entry #596
October 19th, 2011
I am always wrestling with what the core cause to our problems are and I think I have an ingredient better defined to add to my recipe. We just don’t like to share. Now I have stated this before in what I call “The Code”;
http://thefreeman.net/journal/?p=105 Who Hijacked Reality / #7 The Code Introduced
Truth – I either acknowledge it or I don’t.
Responsibility – I am responsible for all of
my actions within the house rules.
Selfish – Everything I do is selfish.
Offend – I can only offend myself.
I will focus in on “Selfish” here; now I say we are selfish in all we do but that does not mean we have to act selfish but we just can’t seem to help ourselves. Watch a child playing with a toy when another child wants to join in. We do not unless we are taught want to give it up and share.
This really hit me over the last year and a half trying to get our music noticed. One of the platforms I use is Face Book to do this. There is a button if you are not familiar with FB that allows you to share any post or comment. All you have to do is just press it and the post will go to all you friends on your list, easy right, easy to do but not to get people to do it.
“What I Have To Say” by The FREEMAN www.thefreeman.net
As an artist who is independent I have no promotional machine behind me so this is how I get the word out. I encourage original creativity by sharing all I see but very few will return or even think of doing it. If it is not in line with their beliefs or thoughts or they do not like it then they do not share. It may appear as if I am whining here but this is an observation that really struck me on the song we released 2 days ago. I know it is a good song, for those that have listened the feedback has been awesome but still I cannot get people to share and that is what social networking should be all about.
I even created a photo that directs people to the share button..
Now translate this behaviour into all other aspects of our lives and we have a basic problem. We have enough food to go around but we don’t share. I am sure you can think of a million things well not literally but you get the idea that people will not share. Now of course not all things should be shared and this topic certainly needs to be discussed at greater length but I am offering a basic problem of humanity here.
The problem is that this is actually counterproductive to our survival. As a species we will need to work together, to share our assets and ideas. We will not advance if we do not. We sure love to share our ideology and that is cool and very different than forcing our ideology on others. Sharing is not the same as dictating.
Right now we see that the rich do not want to share with the poor and the poor are fed up with this. Balance will always find a way.