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The Gluttony of Division

The Gluttony of Division

We as a people are defined by our differences. The more detached and disassociated, the more defined. It seems to be part of our chemical makeup as a species. I often wonder if it a leftover defensive mechanism from our early days. Maybe it helped keep us alive when the shit got hot. Maybe it helped us identify potential threats. Who the fuck knows. Unfortunately, when we lay our vision of the world based on separations we are desperately neglecting our greatest source of progressive strength, our connections.

I am not referencing an idealistic, super-liberal, ideological view of a peace-on-earth uniting of mankind kind of thing. I am purely talking about the mechanics of leveraging what makes us perform optimally.

Each division we have made has been based on fear and identifying threats to our health and/or happiness. Geographic boundaries ensure that you know who you belong to and where you don’t belong. It’s all nonsense really. We posses the land as much as a butterfly possesses the wind that passes between it’s wings. These are man-made divisions based primarily and maintained specifically to continue the never-ending cycle of division, fear and aggression.

These three elements (division, fear and aggression) are the true axis of evil. As soon as one enters into the party, the other two are blazing a path right behind the other. They work so seamlessly and effectively as a unit and form a cycle of behavior and activity that we have been unable to extinguish. Like a spark that is followed by the fire, fear will spark division and division will spark aggression and aggression will feed the fear and the fear will gorge gluttonously on division.

On the other hand, if connections are valued like the priceless resource that they truly are, growth, progress, hope and love will rule the path our lives will take. Have you ever come across people that operate without the presence of aggression, fear or division? These are truly empowered mutherfuckers. Free, fun, progressive and attractive, albeit not always physically attractive, but intensely attractive to be around. Evolved.

We have been blessed with the tools, talent and ability to form connections from our neighbors to strangers on the other side of the world. These connections are the nucleus for the complex universe of love, happiness and growth that we have at our very fingertips. Harness your connections and water them daily. When any element of fear, division or aggression enters into your system, destroy it with compassion, patience, empathy and positivity. Destroy it fast. These elements know the fastest route to our undoing and if you allow them in and allow them to colonize, they will undo you. And if they undo you, that will suck big time.

NOW GO ENJOY YOUR DAY GODDAMNIT!

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Sean Kernick

Sean brings a mix of social consciousness, inspiration and creative connection to his life as a family man, artist, social organizer, producer, creative director and co-founder. “Family, friendship, and artwork are the pillars that keep my foundation secure. I am always looking to expand and explore all forms of artistic expression.”


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