Unfortunately the disconnect that is happening today within my generation is nothing but a result of the Individualism movement (& the Self Esteem movement) that was bound to happen after a generation has been spoon fed brain waves by false media and crooked celebrities through screens. Screens everywhere and at all times! The elites tapped into humans’ deepest fears and darkest desires: the yearning to belong and to feel important and successful without doing anything important or successful. Now we are merely “celebrated” for being Who We Are and while on the surface that sounds beautiful and poetic, it is not! This belief makes us stuck in a place of complacency, cheap egocentrism, and blind selfishness. Anyone who dares not see how “special” we are, just for being Who We Are must surely be wicked and backwards. Everything is “me, me, me” and is designed to make “me, me, me” feel good. Until we find out the hard way that the world doesn’t revolve around us then we lash out. Don’t get me wrong and cast me backwards just yet, I think we should all have self worth to be able to lead healthy lives but our self worth shouldn’t be embedded in merely Who We Are as there is no foundation there for it to grow but rather what we do for others and yes, how much we sacrifice and deny ourselves. The reason our pursuit of “self esteem” is backfiring is because self esteem shouldn’t be the pursuit and it’s an idea that can not sustain itself. And even as we are contributing to others, our motivation shouldn’t be to “earn” self esteem as that will inadvertently lead yet again the pointless pursuit of self esteem. Once we let go of the idea of Who We Are, mentality of entitlement, and strip down of the layers of labels and identity then we can see what truly matters and we can feel JOY, not happiness, because noting brings more soul-nourishing ecstasy to the human heart than denying ourselves of ourselves and letting go.
“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. ” (Matthew 10:39)