The world is broken and it is up to us to fix it.
Here, idealism means believing that ideals or dreams of an ideal state of being have innate value. Put simply, we are capable of creating a world that is better than the one we have now and it is worth our time and effort to imagine what that might be. If we don’t immediately start discussing our dreams of what that looks like, then when?
Whatever my real-world qualifications, I am a storyteller. This is who I present to you here, and the sacred role that I take on.
Sacred how? Many in the modern world mistake storytelling to be a trivial activity reserved for children, or a distraction for mere entertainment – after all its not saving lives is it? It doesn’t put bread on the table, so what’s the point? What many people do not immediately realise however is that the role of storytelling is one of the most important in society – and ours is no different.
Throughout history they have been the keepers of lore, the guardians of our stories, the caretakers of our shared dreams and cultural identity. They help us understand our place in the world and through story assist us as we navigate the often-difficult experience of being a consciousness attached to a body in this complex evolving world. In short, they provide the context and the continuity.
Without context it is all but impossible to have meaningful understanding of things, or to make good decisions. In short, we need to rediscover the value of stories and dreams in our society – not for killing time, but to serve as a picture of a better future world, a picture to remind us what we are living fighting and dying for every day in this one.
Here I want to talk about what’s wrong in the world and what I think needs to be done about it. I’m not interested in having a whinge however. I want to explore what that world might look like and how it might function.
So this is intended to be a place to share ideas of something different in order to discover something better.