My observation tells me the world is becoming more and more superficial as we speak. Apparently, anything with a huge following and influence will eventually be a de facto standard or taken as a way of life. Just what in the world is cryptocurrency!? I just do not get it.
What is the substance behind this virtual of virtuals? I know telephatic ability seem futuristic but buying something physical with totally intangible currency? Even a nickel is worth something in its true form, right?
The world is really changing in a very scary direction.
Ease of everything seemed to be a term that is music to the ears for the new generation. But how real is this virtual reality?
When the computer was first introduced, it promised to make lives easier for humans. Does it really?
With the dawn of industry 4.0 or 5.0 even, will the cost of goods go down to zero and mankind can sit back, relax, procreate, and run around naked?
Will there come a day when machine and artificial intelligence takes over the world, and we humans no longer need to work? And what will the common denomination/currency be? Will it be a free for all world?
The more instantaneous the world becomes, it seemed like we are slaving more for what we need.
Where is this life leading us?
I wish life remains simple like binary 0s or 1s and Yes or No. Just how complicate must it be? I sometimes wonder why we keep on wrapping simple things in layer after layer of “cosmetics” and “sugar coatings” just to represent the same things differently.
In the gospel reading today, Peter had a very clear objective when he took a leap of faith by getting out of the boat and started walking towards Jesus. His mind soon started to wander and doubt crept in before he began to sink. We are all like Peter because we allow ourselves to overthink and overload our minds with too much information just because it is readily available at our fingertips. Often times, less is more.
Jesus’ message is simple – “Do Not Be Afraid”.
There is just too much insecurity and fear around us. We are afraid of losing competitive edge across the many aspects of our lives be it personal, business, and everything in between. In order to stay in business and in fear of losing profitability, we convinced ourselves that we must “re-invent” our businesses to stay current. Even if it means changing the design of the cover of a book numerous times without altering the contents.
We need to take courage and look at the substance and true worth of things. We cannot allow our values to be compromised by the superficial.
In order to discern during a chaotic situation, we first need to be at eased and at peace.
Sometimes, that can be achieved by just looking at some fishes swimming gracefully in an aquarium…