The Benefits Of Working Together After 50
I’m not really a conspiracy type of guy, but I am confused with the way we have been conditioned to behave, certainly as of late. By that I mean this behavioural trait of individual separation vs collective synergy.
Every day I hear that silly statement “I need to start caring for myself,” which actually translates to “MORE ME!”
As human beings our lives are richer when we are helping others and selfish actions are the last thing we need to do to feel good about ourselves. Even if the world’s greatest marketers have worked diligently to instill the opposite.
When I was a young guy, I was somewhat of a radical. I wouldn’t get a hair cut, I was opposed to war, I wanted equal rights for women, and if I could die for my country I wanted the right to vote and to legally drink. I live in Canada and we have all of the above – well at least in provinces that actually respect people.
But today I have a different agenda. I’m still a rebel and I still want our demographic to voice their disapproval when big business and/or governments don’t have our best interests at heart.
If fact today, I understand why they do what they do, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK. Today I would like to see our demographic stand up and say clean it up or we’ll vote you out. AND we have the power to do that.
So here would be a few things I would really like to change and if we stuck together they would happen and they would make the world a better place for our children and grandchildren:
1. Put an end to fossil fuel.
I realize we can’t shut down a complete industry over night, but we can give it a dead line and stick to it, and if that’s not possible at least stop funding the rich at the expense of the poor! Read below.
Did You Know (The Guardian)
Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m a minute every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund.
The IMF calls the revelation “shocking” and says the figure is an “extremely robust” estimate of the true cost of fossil fuels. The $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments…
Furthermore, the IMF said the resources freed by ending fossil fuel subsidies could be an economic “game-changer” for many countries, by driving economic growth and poverty reduction through greater investment in infrastructure, health and education and also by cutting taxes that restrict growth.
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2. Put an end to cancer.
Again I realize we can’t shut down a complete industry over night, especially one that drives hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy, but we can shift the priorities. Now I know Big Pharma doesn’t want a cure so they won’t spend a dime looking for a cure for anything. BUT it’s time we say stop the BS. Again it’s about keeping the rich, rich and the rest of us in the dark, because there will never be a cure for cancer, unless you are willing to try a natural cure (legislation states all medicines must be synthetic). Don’t believe me read the following info in there Health Impact News.
Health Impact News Editor Comments
We have lost the war on cancer. At the beginning of the last century, one person in twenty would get cancer. In the 1940s it was one out of every sixteen people. In the 1970s it was one person out of ten. Today one person out of three gets cancer in the course of their life.
The cancer industry is probably the most prosperous business in the United States. In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US. $6 billion of tax-payer funds are cycled through various federal agencies for cancer research, such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI states that the medical costs of cancer care are $125 billion, with a projected 39 percent increase to $173 billion by 2020.
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And last but not least…
3. Put an end to poverty.
Again I get it. If we put an end to poverty their won’t be the rich and the rich are not about to let that happen now are they? I mean they worked hard to get their millions – RIGHT! But who really worked hard to get them their millions? I dare say the poor. Because for anyone to become wealthy they need someone to pay or play. But I’m not suggesting only the rich pay. I say we all pay and we all TOGETHER eliminate poverty.
Vision of Earth states
To end extreme poverty worldwide in 20 years, Sachs calculated that the total cost per year would be about $175 billion. This represents less than one percent of the combined income of the richest countries in the world.
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So there ya have it – my two cents. And this year with the help of others I will begin to take action. And who are those others – the people that attend Freedom Fifty U and make a donation to “A Way Out Foundation”.
So if we stood together as Baby Boomers and demanded our governments actually helped the poor – rather than hiding it in make believe companies that again make the rich richer. We could change the world – and after all isn’t that what defined us when we were younger – the youth that changed the world because we said no to – war and inequality based upon religion, sexual equality and the color of our skin!
Frank Moffatt is the Founder and CEO of Your Second Fifty. An online educational community that provides inspirational educational through books, films, and online courses for those in their second fifty.