Us Highly Sensitive People, we often live in a magical but unknown-to-many perceived land. Although when you place a camera on our actual life, the reality might look more like this.
Since I feel as though I make little sense to anyone in my natural flowing state, and I usually sit with an impatient version of not-my-self when surrounded by these general minds, I have a habit of escaping reality while being a bit of a people pleaser.
Somewhere along the line, I develop compatibility issues with almost everyone around me, especially once a small amount of time has elapsed between us. After a few moments, our filters more or less shake hands and wave goodbye. Or at least, mine do for me. So why is this? Or, where do things go wrong for me? Better yet, let me just give you my take on people in general, including myself as part of this clan.
Now, I’m going to pick on the older generation of the Boomers, since they are my lifelong peers and I can connect with them quite easily. Although, I don’t do too bad with the Silent Generation either, despite being a Cusper between Gen X and the next.
The Boomers are a special breed, to say the least. They got to experience massive changes in their civilisation at a young age in terms of scientific and technological advancements. From the remnants of a hard-working postwar picture, with at least a parent, aunt or uncle deeply affected, they emerged into a marvellous scene with far greater automation and comfort than what their elders had before them. However, from all the exposure and beliefs that came with this grand lifestyle; i.e., a new type of scientific and technological doctrine to make life much better, I feel that other aspects of their life may have been overlooked, thereby creating psychological byproducts that spilled onto their children, and society as a whole from hidden costs involved.
So my aim now is to see if I can get through to those of the younger generations via the Boomer generation, since I’m going to be left here with them when my peers move on. I figure… You guys still have a great amount of pull in this world, so I’ll need you to be my universal translator one last time before you settle into your senior years. Besides, you can’t leave this mess behind, and it is my goal to prove to you that accountability goes hand in hand with existence. Please know that by the time you reach the end of this website, I’ll make sure that I will have sown enough doubt in your mind for you to know that you cannot simply brush accountability aside, even with death at your disposal.
Not only that, but these younger generations will throw us all under the bus (including themselves) if something doesn’t give soon. Sure, they’ll look to their scientific and technological overlords for new gadgets and breakthroughs to help keep things intact. But in the end, if they can’t keep the cogs turning they’ll simply have no choice on the matter but to give nature a sacrifice, which will be you and me first. Or they’ll start turning on each other.
Fortunately, those younger minds are still fresh and impressionable. Together, we can reveal some simple truths, and tell it how it is while it’s not too late. Not sugarcoat it, or give them a limited but sensationalised version of things to keep the dream alive. Help me give it to them straight, the millennials and everyone after, so we can shift life towards a more wholesome trajectory and away from that world of unhealthy polarisation and crazy emotional-driven behaviour that leads to an actual nightmare.
Oh, and I’m not placing all the blame on those of the Boomer generation, because I get it. Those were the post-war days, and everyone naturally wanted a total change of scenery with the fruits that followed. They wanted a big loving family with a picket fence to drown out all the worries of yesterday’s fighting. Besides, who wouldn’t want this for their community and families when it is there for the taking? However, with all that new science and technology from World War II (completely unprecedented) now housed under one new roof, aka the First World Roof, it was only a matter of time before a new batch of problems would hit later down the track from such a quantum leap.
Who would have thought that by ‘letting the good times roll…’ it would eventually get this out of hand in terms of consumerism, competition, inequality, and the latest evolution of ‘professional lying and deceit’ affecting the planet today? I guess that’s why they called the first wave from this new powerhouse ‘the Boomers’ because of the rippling effect they would have on the following generations. I often ask myself if all the good experiences on this planet are really worth all the bad experiences that follow (or vice versa). And, does it somehow loop so that every Being gets an endless dose in the grand scheme of things? I suppose only God knows all the answers.
Anyway… That’s my take on why the world around me is the way it is. The world is fixated on Science & Technology to make things better, which is totally understandable. However, we also have an internal Science & Technology system that we call a Psychological System, and I feel that it has not been kept on par. Rather, it has stayed on a level where causation is only seen and dealt with superficially, eventually causing more problems to spring up down the road. My aim now is to help balance these two systems as they are both very important for human existence, at least for my type of mind. So let’s start by turning the focus point onto my own psychological timeline in the pages ahead.