Stories are living mechanisms constantly evolving to adapt to new conditions and to explain the unexplainable. A different blend of stories inhabits every body. In order for our cosmopolitan society to survive, it is essential that people have a foundation story or a mother story; such a shared story coalesces different cultures. Stories are characterized by interpretation. We only remember those things that we feel are important to us. As a result, a new hybrid story is born in all persons by way of interpretation.
I enact an inimitable story. No one story is more important than the other. My story is unique just like the next mans story. My story of the planet is in sync with everyone elses story. Many thousands of years ago there was the Big Bang. A big ball of heated raw material exploded and from it the Earth was created.
A chunk of that raw material formed a sphere and cooled for years. These bits and pieces amalgamated and from it a living organism was created. Although, God manifested two organisms from this material, which eventually evolved into Adam and Eve, I do not believe we are the pinnacle of the universes potential. In fact, the Earth is in a constant state of evolution. This is its method of survival. No species will ever reach its evolutionary peak, which means no organism holds primacy over another; it is this diversity and dynamism that vitalizes the Earth When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, civilization was born.
The Earth is said to be “the only home to life in the universe” but five billion years ago there was no signal of the planet that we can call it home. Instead there was only a new star and a cloud of dust in our solar system. Over billions of years, a series of violent changes led to the formation of our world and, eventually, the creation of life. As stated in the movie 4500 million years ago the ...
Ever since that time, man has been spiraling downwards. We are trapped in self-manifested debauchery. Everyone has a different way of enacting this fallacy. Each country and community is separated by a different story that allows them to coexist with their respective natural environments. The story of my community is very similar to that of Western culture because of their far-reaching affect on our society and on each other. People are constantly being self-critical and examining their neighbors behavior. Since the community is judging my family, they (my family) have been unknowingly baited into the story of the community. Western culture and my community challenge the idea of diversity and promote conformity, which is at odds with natural laws.
My family is of Jamaican heritage, which accounts for my patriotism to the small island. There is a strong bond between the island and myself. Jamaicas beauty is alluring and the people are one of a kind. During the past couple decades, Jamaica and many other countries alike have had their image distorted by the media. These stereotypes taint peoples impressions of the unexplored and misunderstood. In Ceremony, the image of the whites had been warped by Native American tradition. Laws, government, social hierarchy, consumerism, famine, are aspects of peoples lives that determine the way they enact their individual stories.
The whole notion of nature versus nurture gives life to new stories inside everyone. Can a story be inherited or is it simply a by-product of personal experience. Much of what I have taken on board as my own story has not been altogether evidenced; nonetheless, I continue to gobble up these stories. School, family, and friends act as the mouthpieces of stories. Every time I am taught something new, whether it be consciously or subconsciously, another layer is added to or subtracted from my personal story reservoir. According to Ishmael, I would be considered a Taker. The story the Takers have been enacting here for the past ten thousand years is not only disastrous for mankind and for the world, its fundamentally unhealthy and unsatisfying.
Its a megalomaniac fantasy, and enacting it has given the Takers a culture riddled with greed, cruelty, mental illness, crime and drug addiction (Ishmael, Pg. 147).
Over the past 50 years, the traditional structure of the family has evolved tremendously. The role of each member has changed in many ways. This creates an entirely different chemistry within the family. In the 1950s, the traditional family was composed of a father, mother, and the children that they created within the marriage. The father was usually the disciplinarian and financial provider for ...
The price of being civilized is living by the laws of society rather than those of nature, which necessitates killing the earth to satisfy our imperialist ego. I play my role in the Taker lifestyle by being a materialist. Whenever I get money, I have to spend it on luxuries. But, the fact that I am aware of my flaw reflects helplessness in me.
Consumerism dictates my life. Western culture thrives off of wasting resources and consumerism. It is almost impossible to survive in this world without compromising ones values to fit those of Western culture, the community, and even my family. Nature and the essence of the aforementioned inducers to societal trends are competing. I have come to the realization after writing this that I am void of an individualistic self. It would be very egotistical of me to think that out of the billions of people inhabiting this Earth, that there is not one person following a story like my own. If I could choose a story to follow it would be composed of the Leaver way of life (being primitive, self-conscious, and altruistic) and an improvisational story.
I would like to be my own prophet and teach myself..