“The core of human spirit comes from new experiences.” “You are wrong if
you think the joy of life comes principally from human relationships.
God’s placed it all around us. It’s in everything, in anything we can
experience. People just need to change the way they look at these
things.” I was much relieved when I heard him say this. I think of all
my indulgence. It’s like my whole world is centered on my feelings
towards a relationship. But that’s not true. All my sufferings are real,
but those are only clouds that are passing by and I’ve got a whole
The Lie We Live
At this moment you could be anywhere doing anything. Instead you sit
alone beforea screen, so what’s stopping us from what we are doing what
we want? Beingwhere we want to be?
Each day we wake up in the same room, and follow the same path, to live
the same day as yesterday. Yet at one time each day was a new adventure,
along the way something changed, before our days were timeless. Now our
days are scheduled.
Is this what it means to be grown up, to be free? But are we really
Food, water, land, the very elements we need to survive are owned by
thecorporations. There is no food for us on trees, no fresh water in
streams, no landto build a home.
If you try and take what the Earth provides, you’ll be locked away. So
we obey their rules, we discover the world through a textbook. For years
we sit andregurgitate what we’re told, tested and graded like subjects
in a lab, raised notto make a difference in this world, raised to be no
different, smart enough todo our job, but not to question why we do it.
So we work and work, left with no time to live the life we work for,
until the daycomes we are too old to do our job. It is here (tomb) we
left to die. Ourchildren take our places in the game.
To us our path is unique, but together we are nothing more than the
The fuel that powers the elite. The elite who hide behind the logos
ofcorporations. This is their world, and their most valuable resources
are not inthe gro und.
It is us.
We built their cities, we ran their machines, we fight their wars.
After all money isn’t what drives them, it’s power. Money is the simply
tool they useto control us. Worthless pieces of paper we depend on to
feed us, move us, entertain us.
They gave us money, and in return we give them the world.
Where there were that cleaned our air, are now factories that poison it.
Where there was water to drink, is toxic waste that stinks.
Where animals ran free, are factory farms where they are born and
slaughtered endlessly for our satisfaction.
Over a billion people are starving despite us having enough food for
everybody. Where does it all go? 70% of the grain we grow is fed to the
animals you eat for dinner.
Why help the starving? You can’t profit off them,
We are like a plague sweeping the earth, tearing apart the very
environment that allows us to live. We see everything as something to be
sold, as an object tobe owned.
But what happens when we have polluted the last river, poisoned the last
breath ofair, have no ail for the trucks that bring us our food? When
will we realisemoney can’t be eaten, that it has no value?
We aren’t destroying the planet; we are destroying all life on it.
Every year thousands of species go extinct. And time is running out
before we arenext. If you live in America there is 41% chance you’ll get
cancer. Heartdisease will kill one of three Americans.
We take prescription drugs to deal with these problems. But medical care
is thethird leading cause of death behind cancer and heart disease. We
are toldeverything can be solved by throwing money at scientists, so
they can discovera pill to make our problems go away.
But the drug companies and cancer societies rely on our suffering to
make a profit.
We think we’re running for a cure, but really we are running away from
our cause. Our body is a product of what we consume, and the food we eat
is designed purelyfor profit. We fill ourselves with toxic chemicals.
The bodies of animalsinfested with drugs and disease.
But we don’t see this.
The small groups of corporations that own the media don’t want us to.
Surrounding us with a fantasy we’re told is reality. It’s funny to think
human once thought the earth was the center of the universe, but then
again now we see ourselves are the center of the planet.
We point to the technology and say we are the smartest, but do our
computers,cars, and factories really illustrate how intelligent we are?
Or do they showhow lazy we’ve become?
We put this civilized mask on, but when you strip that away, what are
How quickly we forget that only within the past 100 years did we allow
women tovote, allow blacks to live as equals.
We act as if we’re all knowing beings, yet there’s much we fail to see.
We walk down the streets ignoring the little things, the eyes who stare,
thestories they share. Seeing everything is a background to “me”.
Perhaps we fear that we are not alone, that we are a part of a much
bigger picture. But we fail to make a connection. We’re okay killing
pigs, cows, chickens,strangers from foreign lands. But not our
neighbors, not our dogs, our cats,those we have come to love and
We call other creatures stupid, yet we point to them to justify our
actions. Butdoes killing simply because we can, because we always have
make it right? Ordoes it show how little we have learned?
That we continue to act out of primal aggression, rather than thought
One day this sensation we call life will leave us. Our bodies will rot,
ourvaluables recollected. Yesterday’s actions all that remain.
Death constantly surrounds us, still it seems so distant from our
We live in a world on verge of collapse; the war of tomorrow will have
no winners.For violence will never be the answer, it will destroy every
If weall look at our innermost desire, we will see our dreams are not so
different. We share a common goal: happiness. We tear the world apart
looking for joy, withoutever looking within ourselves.
Many of the happiest people are those who own the least. But are we
really so happy with our iPhones, our big houses, our fancy cars?
We’ve become disconnected; idolizing people we’ve never met.
We witness extraordinary on screens, but ordinary everywhere else.
We wait for someone to bring change, without ever thinking of changing
Presidential election might as well be a coin toss. It’s two sides of a
same coin. We choose which face we want and the illusion of choice, of
changing is created. But the world remains the same.
We fall to realise that the politicians don’t serve us. They serve those
who foundthem into power. We need leaders, not politicians. But in this
world offollowers, we have forgotten to lead ourselves.
Stop waitingfor change.
And be the change you want to see.
We didn’t get this point by sitting on our asses. The human race
survived not because weare the fastest or strongest, but because we work
together. We’ve mastered the act of killing. Now let’s master the joy of
This isn’t about saving the planet. The planet is being here whether we
are or not. Earth has been around for billions of years, each of us will
be lucky to last eighty.
We are a flash in time, but our impact is forever.
“I often wish I lived in an age before computers, when we didn’t have
screens to distract us. But I realize there is one reason why this is
the only time I wantto be alive. Because here today we have an
opportunity we never had before.”
The internet gives us the power to share a message and unite millions
“While we still can we must use our screens to bring us closer together
rather thanfurther apart.”
For better or worse our generation will determine the future life on
this planet. Wecan either continue to serve this system of destruction
until no memory of ourexistence remains. Or we can wake up. Realize we
are not evolving upwards butrather falling down. We just have screens in
our faces so we don’t see where weare heading.
This present moment is what every step, every breath, and every death
has led to. We are the faces of all who came before us.
And now it’s our turn. You can choose to carve your own path, or follow
the road countless others have already taken.
Life is not a movie, the script isn’t already written.
We are the writers.
This is your story,
At first I find Chris hard to understand, and then I realize he has
something I don’t have. Actually we have a lot in common. I just think
that one can still live his ideal life in a society if he’s mentally
free. Civilization is not that evil. At least philosophy and science
help us better understand the world and make us live longer and
healthier. Our mind can be free even though our body is trapped. I still
want the truth, rather than money, fame, fairness and everything. I want
to get along with fear and loneliness, since I know I’ll get a lot of
them if I want to live a conscious life. In the movie, Chris says don’t
try to be strong, feel strong. I understand his tears and agree with his
idealism. I just think it’s better to be alive and live physically well
to make those ideas realized.
《我们身处的弥天大谎世界》（The Lie We
“Happiness is only real when shared.” My tears are salty.
Chris is so loved by many people. They want to help him, do a lot of
things for him. They know his master plan and insights on life. Chris is
kind and nice. He also believes in helping people in need. He said
killing the cow was the biggest mistake he made in life. He gave his
last quarter to the man next to him at the phone booth so that that man
can finish his call. He donated all his savings to the charity. There’s
no reason I don’t love this guy. He is too good to be true.