Why can’t we create the kind of world we all clearly want?
Like not hating our jobs.
Where our kids aren’t bored at school.
A big ask?
Yes. It’s a big problem.
I wonder if that’s not the elephant in the room of our world of increasing illness, mental issues, depression and suicide.
At present, it’s philosophical, speculation, I suggest, a spiritual answer to the question, what’s wrong with this picture?
At the same time aren’t those statistics a real problem?
Does anyone care?
There’s an interesting spiritual concept I want to play over to you.
What if, for example, we’re born with a Plan.
Let’s say, a decision is made for every one of us – we’re there at the meeting – as to the Plan for our life.
This Plan is based on who we are, our previous skills in past lives, where we’ve been, what we’d like to achieve this lifetime, how we aim to achieve all that.
Then we’re born, into a life and an environment best suited to begin our planned adventure.
Let’s say, too, that in order to spare us the weight of having the details of our entire life’s Plan the moment we are born, that it is broken into 7 episodes.
And that those 7 episodes are spread through our life once every 7 years.
We can expect to live the first 7 years getting to know our new environment, to learn from those formative years and from the people in it everything we need to grow and survive before we are burdened with conditioning from outside.
Then, every 7 years another episode is released into our internal knowledge bank.
It’s how we grow and learn.
Until the age of 49.
So that is, 7×7=49.
The second episode of the Plan comes at puberty.
That’s age 14.
Next at 21 we ‘become of age’.
Then 28, 35, 42 and 49.
They’re all significant years.
By best age in life was 35, my one-man small business went bankrupt at 49.
Mid-life crisis comes at around 49, when the final update arrives.
What about you?
Why don’t we consider rearranging our lives – and our growth – around the 7×7 model.
Find Your Passion, Make It Happen
Why can’t our learning revolve around allowing our children to find and pursue their passions, doing what they enjoy, finding their innate skills.
This would be part of the Plan, their Destiny.
There are proven examples of this in Montessori Schools and Rudolph Steiner Schools.
Why can’t school programs tie in with the 7 year injections of the Plan for school kids.
Which would mean at age 7 and 14 internal changes could be recognised and planned for without teenagers having to struggle with not only hormonal changes but outdated parental conditioning and expectations.
It’s how we can create a more compassionate understanding of teenagers.
Same with us.
Your work, your job, your career, should be your passion, something you love doing every day.
If 85% of us go through life hating what we do, how is that in the interests of society?
Of our health and wellbeing?
And for productivity?
I’m asking whether we all need to live lives that follow the Plan I spoke about, a Destiny that was created before we are born, the perfect Plan that holds our best interests at heart.
Then would 85% of us hate what we do for a living?
Would 2 in 3 high school kids dislike school because of boredom?
And then would our world still be so overwhelmed by mental illness, depression and tragic suicides?
Is this the elephant in the room of society today?
What do you think.
Neil Smith (author of ‘Man Steps Off Planet’)
Sources: ‘The World’s Broken Workplace’. news.gallop.com ‘Most Students Bored At School’. livescience.com.
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2 thoughts on “85% Of Us Hate Our Jobs. 2 In 3 Of Our Kids Are Bored At School. What’s Wrong With This Picture?”
Love it Neil. You always manage to make me feel better about who I am, but manage to calm me in my worst moments. You are a wonderful man and just an incredible human being!
Thank you Avril.