Let someone else fix it, I just want to enjoy life and have fun…
Unfortunately, many of us are often too busy with our lives to try to figure out what the root causal source of this feeling is. We are often all too busy with seeking and then feeling pleasure and enjoyment of many things in our lives, at the expense of caring enough to uncover and figure out what is wrong, and then do something about it.
Even when many of us see the wrongs or problems, we are reluctant to tackle fixing them properly as they seem larger than us or overwhelming. This is because we are not in an empowered position of understanding the root causal source to then effectuate lasting change. We are ignorant.
Many of us often justify and excuse our ignorance, like saying for example:
“Yes, the world isn’t right, but I’m busy living my life. There’s nothing I can do about it, I’m just one person. It’s too complicated and I won’t even be able to do anything about it anyways. I will just enjoy myself.”
That shows how much we really care about life and our children. We don’t seem to be thinking very far ahead. We don’t seem to even care that they will inherit the mess we didn’t want to clean up and perpetuated. Just as we inherited it from those who also didn’t clean it up. It gets passed down, and everyone expects someone else to do the hard work to fix things, but not them, no, its not their problem. This is the real larger “universal” karma of past generations sowing what future lives with reap.
“Enjoy your food, enjoy your alcohol, enjoy everything, and seek those enjoyments in your free time. You only have one life to live, enjoy it, have fun.”
“Government, daddy, mommy, nanny will take of things for me while I abdicate personal responsibility. Then I get to ‘enjoy’ and ‘live’ life, so it all works out for me, and what is ‘right’ for me, my loved ones, or those I am close to and identify with. If we are headed off a cliff, oh well, I will just go have fun with my life and let my children and grandchildren run off the cliff too, because I don’t really care. I pretend to care, but my focus is only on the ‘now’ and maintaining my survival, my freedom, my ‘truth’, and my enjoyment.”
People are focused, obsessed, attached and infatuated with their pleasures, gratifications, amusements and overall enjoyment to bother with focusing on the need to change themselves in order to change the world. Some people even delude themselves with fanciful “feel-good” deceptions such as “I’m already perfect”. They “don’t need to learn” because they are very satisfied with their personal position in life and are content that way. The learning journey has ended for them (or never even begun, i.e. unbegun, uninitiated, unconscious). They have pitched their tent and want to stay right where they are.
We’re so focused on ourselves, the people close to us in our lives, and having experience, enjoyment and fun with them. We seek pleasure and avoid pain. Seek the positive and avoid the negative. In doing so, we neglect other aspects of life, like facing the problems in society and the need for truth to do that. And with the need for learning and thinking to be developed.
Fixing things comes down to having the personal responsibility and self-governance to deal with life and the negative problems that need to be dealt with. This work on the negative is avoided, as we seek pleasure and the positive experience, and avoid the pain, suffering or negative experience. Facing the problems, facing the mirror, forces us into a negative modality of feeling and being, compared to a positive modality. We avoid doing this work because of our attachment to how we feel. The “feel-good” pleasure trap.