Daily Prompt: Better

Sometimes it feels like we may all want a better world to live in, but politically we fundamentally disagree on how to achieve that end. For some, better means division and demarcation (between them and us, haves and have nots), while for others better means increased inclusion, effectively breaking down the borders and barriers that selectively separate us.

‘Better’ is never an absolute, but is a relative concept – better than what, better for whom? Natural balance means that things can never be better for everyone, there are always going to be winners and losers, and sadly it seems that our current political system ensures that what is better in the minds of the decision-makers in society – inevitably the few – will often result in everyday life being decidedly worse for the many…

Daily Prompt: Better 

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2 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Better

  1. There is that great metaphorical pendulum that swings from one pole to the other, for all changes and nothing remains the same. The transitoriness of our lives, the temporary nature of existence, and emptiness. As the Heart Sutra* says, “in emptiness there is no being no nonbeing, no birth no death, no immaculacy no defilement, no increasing no decreasing. That is why in emptiness body, feelings, perceptions, mental formations and consciousness are not separate self entities.”
    *From The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore, the 2014 retranslation of the Heart Sutra by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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