For the past four to five years I've been on a path of self-discovery. Well, that's technically been true for my entire life, but it's especially been true in these recent years.
One of the things I've had was a calling. I've felt like I have a purpose and there's something more I'm meant to do. I've tried many things and felt dissatisfied because they weren't fulfilling this purpose.
This is what caused me to get into a rut over the past three years. I've tried to start several different projects, but I could never commit because it wasn't achieving this purpose I felt. It was as if something was missing, so I knew even if I achieved the projects I was working on, I wouldn't feel fulfilled.
So after tons of introspection I've finally realised I only have one choice: to follow the thing that I feel called to do. Nothing else will fulfill me, therefore it's the only real option.
This has been a real journey for me. It hasn't been straightforward figuring this out and has in fact been very challenging. I've struggled through depression, health problems, and more.
But lately things have shifted. I feel like the pieces of the puzzle are finally coming together, leaving a clear picture.
I feel the need to be useful. With so many potential problems to solve in the world, what really interests me is getting to the root cause of problems.
Doing so will enable me to have the greatest impact, which is what I want. I know I won't feel fulfilled from merely pursuing something I'm passionate about, it has to be something I know will have a huge impact on the world too.
For the past three years I've been studying the problems of the world, and I'm convinced I've found the two most important ones:
- Raising the consciousness of humanity
- Creating a new sustainable socioeconomic system
Raising the consciousness of humanity
This is the root cause of all the world's problems, think about it. The only reason there's war, violence, corruption, or anything else is because of a lack of consciousness.
People are unconscious of their actions and the greater impact it has on themselves and the planet. Most people don't think and blindly follow what everyone else is doing.
Therefore by dramatically raising the consciousness of people and the planet, things will naturally solve themselves. People will become empowered and realise how crazy their choices are and the insanity in the world. Change would be a natural consequence.
Without this it's impossible for any real, lasting change in humanity. There will continue to be detrimental problems in the world like there is today unless this is addressed: it's the root of everything.
Creating a new sustainable socioeconomic system
In order for sustainable social order to take place, we need a new operating system for society. One that maximises the quality of life for all people and the sustainability of the finite planet we live on.
Our current socioeconomic system does the exact opposite. Peter Joseph has conducted excellent research on this that explains it in complete detail, but it essentially boils down to this: our socioeconomic system is the largest influence on society, and is a primary factor in all negative social outcomes (including poverty, war, violence, corruption, and environmental destruction to name a few).
Therefore we must adopt a new system, there's simply no way around it. And as PJ proposes, a resource-based economy is the best known solution. It'd enable global abundance for all people and maximise sustainability of the planet.
The problem isn't whether this is technically feasible, the problem is how we're going to adopt it. It'd literally involve overhauling all of human society into a new system.
Doing so will obviously result in an extreme amount of resistance—that is if the general population is operating at the same level of consciousness it is now.
But once step one is achieved, such a system would become an obvious conclusion. People would be receptive to it and willing to change.
These are the two things I feel most called to work on. I have no idea how to do it, but I'll figure it out. And I've made a committed, irrevocable decision to do it.
I don't see any other option. I've tried working on other projects but couldn't commit to doing them because I didn't have purpose in it. But this is something I feel truly passionate about and find meaning in.
The next steps
My primary task at the moment is to raise my own consciousness.
Not only is this necessary because I must be the change I want to see in the world, it's also going to dramatically help with execution.
Over the past six months or so I've rediscovered spirituality. After a period of extreme scepticism where I questioned all my beliefs, I conducted further research and realised many spiritual phenomenons are completely legitimate, with strong scientific evidence to back it up.
One of those things is intuition, which I won't go into detail here. But essentially, by becoming in-tune with my higher self I'll receive all the answers I need to figure out how to do this. What I'm aiming for is a moonshot, and it's going to be insanely difficult to achieve unless I'm operating at a very high level.
So to do this I've been practising meditation (I'm working on reaching the void), researching a ton, and experimenting with psychedelics.
I'm also thinking about what I can actually do right now to work towards my end goal. As an entrepreneur I need to setup some project that's going to make a big impact and support me financially.
But now that I've finally figured out what I want to do, the next steps have become so much clearer and I'm finally out of a rut. So thank fuck for that.