An Article From: The Chris Thomas Files
The Best That It Can Be…
On the face of it, this is a good statement: the positive approach to our life and the way we live it. Why should it, our life, not be the best that it can be? […] We humans, mostly in the West (I regret to say our influence is spreading), have come to believe we deserve the best. We have interpreted ‘the best it can be’ into all aspects of our lives. This means we should aspire to the best house, best kitchen, the best car, furniture, clothes, television, computer, mobile phone and, of course, the best food. […]
How Much Does Best Cost?
The consequences of all of these choices are that, currently, the world is at war over mineral rights, (Darfur is only one example of genocide and destruction based on the greed of the west for a mineral used in mobile phones and other electrical equipment), men and women are used as slave labour to make our clothes, the planet is being carved up and the rivers polluted for the copper, zinc, etc…to go into our newest and best electronic ‘toys’, such as mobile phones, computers and flat-screen TVs. Billions of tons of food is thrown away each year because it is considered not to be the best it can be, whilst those that live in the countries that grow our food starve. […]
A Complete Consciousness
It is the best that we can be, as a human and, as a complete consciousness. The best that we are is not made up of, or lack of, possessions. It is about how we live our lives in relation to the rest of the universe and, in particular, with each other. […]
Think About It
[…] Think about the consequences your actions will have on others and then make the choice that feels right to you. It is your choice and you cannot blame the consequences on anyone else.
Think about it. Are you the best that you can be?
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[Note: The original article was written in 2010 and printed in the November 15 edition of the Cygnus Review Magazine.]