Can We Ever Really Come Together?

The Great Lies That Betray Us All

Sheila Gallien
Oct 11, 2020 · 20 min read

I grew up in a house divided: Republican vs. Democrat.

This is the driving force behind the idea that economy is everything. Give people jobs and opportunity, and it is in our nature to want to succeed, and that that success will lead to a healthy and prosperous country.

There is really only one explanation for the madness of what we have created, and that is that our underlying assumption is incorrect. We do NOT, in fact, want a better world for all, because we do not believe that we are interdependent, and that the acknowledgment of this interdependence is essential not just for our survival, but for the creation of a great society.

The problem is, none of us wants to be what we judge to be the lesser of these entities. All of our striving is to NOT be part of the understory, not be an insect, and definitely not be the crooked, dwarfed tree in the proud forest.

We have to accept that we do not, absolutely do NOT, want the world to be better for everyone. I don’t, and you don’t. Corporations and governments, which are made up of all of us, do not. We really don’t.

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Sheila Gallien

Written by

Writer, Channel, Mother, Soul Surfer, Conscious Creativity Coach, Marketing Director, Be Who You Are No Matter What You Do, You Are the Bomb! sheilagallien.life

Curious

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A community of people who are curious to find out what others have already figured out // Curious is a new personal growth publication by The Startup (https://medium.com/swlh).

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