Over the last year or so I have been studying a lot of subjects regarding human behaviour, and it’s shocking to find such a lack of confidence in so many of us. It saddens me to see how little human beings value themselves, and are so willing to settle for what’s just put in front of them as if that is all they deserve. I live in a small community that has seen its soul ripped out by the government and the collapse of its social identity; it’s heart breaking to see day in day out with no sign of change. I believe nothing is unsalvageable, and that if people want change, it’s up to us to make it – it all starts with confidence. I believe we should question authority at every junction and stand up for what’s right for everyone, not just the few. We are supposedly living in a democracy, but when 60% of the electorate don’t vote due to lack of representation, democratic is the last thing we are. So why, why is it this way and what can we do to rectify it – if we can do anything at all? If you are a regular reader to my blog then you know why I do what I do: because I feel we are all worth the effort, I believe we are all equal and deserve to be treated that way and it’s time we all stood up and demanded the respect we all deserve. We rely on the government to run everything, we rely and accept what they say and do – even when we know that it’s wrong or unjust – as long as it’s not affecting us directly. This my friends, this is our downfall as everything affects us. I live in Wales and I love my country, but I see a country that doesn’t love itself any more. I see a country where the people have no true passion or belief any longer, and I want to change that, I want to give it back its true identity. I want my country to be a nation of “we can” and not “we can not”. We are known in Wales as a sporting nation: rugby is our game, and when it comes to the game my country men and women are passionate – but it’s a passion of convenience, a false passion, it’s a passion of distraction. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not putting anyone down; as I said, I love my country and my fellow man, I simply wish they too would love themselves when it really matters instead of hiding behind the fear of responsibility. I see this happening all around the world, it’s not just in my homeland, it’s a worldwide epidemic. So how do I suggest putting things right, correcting the wrongs? How do we reconnect with each other and take back what is rightfully ours? Responsibility: we all like to pass the buck, that’s all of us from the bottom to the top. We all like to shed real responsibility – it’s never our fault when things are going pear-shaped, we have become disconnected from each other and it’s our disconnection that’s the problem. I genuinely love the human race, we are an incredibly intelligent species; look how far we have evolved over the last few centuries – it’s astonishing. But in all that time we have also started to lose our ability to use common sense. As humans we feel the need to question everything, and whilst I believe that’s good, a positive step forward, it’s our reactions to the answers that creates our problem. Instead of going with our gut instincts we are happy to let those in authority determine our beliefs, whether we agree with them or not. It seems to have always been this way as I have said, I suppose it’s easier for us not to take responsibility when nothing is our fault. I feel a connection with people everyday – it hasn’t always been there but each day it’s getting stronger. I don’t know exactly what it is or where it’s come from, but it excites me and it makes me feel alive. I know I’m not the only person that feels this way, there are thousands, if not millions of people around the world who feel like I do, and in the world of the internet they are easily found if we really want to find them. The problem is how do we all connect together and teach a world how to believe in itself again in a united front of humanity? How do we put aside our differences and see each other for what we really are – brothers and sisters? We shouldn’t be fighting one another, we should be working together to solve the problems that really threaten us; like disease, hunger, war and greed. We produce enough food to feed everyone on the planet almost twice over, yet still one in nine of us are starving and this my friends, is actually disgraceful. We waste more food than we consume, and in the process kill millions – if not billions – of animals to satisfy our demands for choice and convenience, and yet again we shun the responsibility for it all. We can change things, we can make a difference, we can make this world a better place by sharing with one another, and by reconnecting on a spiritual level instead of an ideological one. We need to learn to care again, we need to see our similarities and not our differences. I practice a form of mindfulness and meditation every day, and it has not only given me happiness and peace within, it’s also given me the ability to see that I’m not always right about things. It’s opened my eyes to a world full of wonder, it’s opened my eyes to the possibility of a world full of love. If we want change in the world then we need to be it, we need to take responsibility – not only for ourselves, but for the goodwill and progression of the human race on this little planet called Earth. We are the problem and the answer, all we need now is to have the courage to do something about it.