Today my closest friend sent me this link, and she couldn't have done it at a better time. I wanted to share it with the Motherboards family because many of you are already LIVING it, and those that aren't want to.
Personally, I'll be re-reading the manifesto weekly until I'm living it.
The Freak Revolution
We are living in a mass hallucination.
We think it’s normal to work all day every day at a dead-end job. It’s normal to fight with our spouses and our children. It’s normal to eat and drink and drug ourselves to escape, to veg out and stare at a screen for hours a day just to dull the pain. It’s normal to hate our lives and be miserable, it’s normal to be lonely, it’s normal to feel hollow.
That’s just how it is in the “real world”, right?
This is not normal at all! We’re not meant to live this way, in a virtual cage with clocks that demand our attention from birth to death, with no time to breathe or dance or sing.
We’re meant to be rainbows in our very own color schemes. We’re meant to be raging rivers, shining stars, perfect pieces of the Universe, breathing in connection and breathing out harmony.
What happened? What’s wrong? What’s missing?
Stuck in a world where control dominates connection.
Stuck in jobs that stifle our natures.
Stuck in relationships that don’t nourish our hearts.
Stuck in lives that don’t feed our souls.
We’re stuck living this way because we don’t know a better way to be.
We’ve forgotten what it feels like to live in connection. We’ve lost touch with our hearts, with our souls, and with each other.
We can’t live because we’re so tied up trying to survive.
We are lonely. Our hearts cry out for connection, struggling to escape from society’s cage, struggling to make a difference in a numb, uncaring world.
But we don’t have to be stuck.
We can fly free.
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