I love money

I love money
I love people who know how to make money
by doing what they love
What they are good at
And through that help other people
And contribute to a better world

I feel sorry for people who suffer most of their lives
because they truly believe they cannot exit the matrix
People who believe they have no choice
But to submit to a life that is not serving them in any way
that is not serving others in any way
but is only creating financial security
and often not even that
This way of life comes with such a high price
The price of happiness
Of health
Of joy
Of self-respect
Of innocence
Of integrity
Of freedom

I love money
I love the possibilities it creates
But I despise the system
I despise the matrix
And I feel great contempt for those people
who consciously harm other people
To increase their own wealth
Those people do have a choice
They don’t have to do it

I feel deeply sorry for the people in this world
Who don’t have a choice
Who are in circumstances that force them to submit
In order to survive
For their children to survive
Victims of violence
Victims of abuse
Victims of exploitation

Some people say:
‘It’s all up to you
Everybody can be rich
Everybody can be free
You just have to believe in it’
But it’s not fair to say that
As it’s just not true
It’s not just believing in it
It’s also having the opportunity
It’s being lucky
It’s being smart
It’s being strong
It’s being creative
It’s being courageous
It’s getting help

It’s not that easy
Not for everyone
Not for the mother who endures a life of boredom and routine
Sometimes even violence and abuse
To keep the children safe
Because there’s nowhere to go
No family to support her
No friends to go to
No village to protect her

Not for the man who has to provide for a family
Who has to work in a job that he hates
But who doesn’t have or doesn’t see any way out
And is ashamed just by the thought of quitting

Not for the soldier whose only chance to educate himself
To get a job
To get a driver’s license
To get a girl
To belong somewhere
To be safe
is through joining the army
And only realizes he made a mistake
When he’s a veteran with one leg

Don’t judge too fast
Many men and women don’t have an option
Even if you say so

When you try to exit the matrix
There will be counter forces
That will fight you
The more you insist
The more they will fight you
We all know that
You might lose everything
even your life
In the battle to become free

I honor the people
Who live in a reality where they have to submit
Where they cannot express themselves
Where they cannot manifest their dreams
but who still carry their burden with grace
Who still make the best of it
Who find moments of joy in the prison they are in
Who create moments of peace
Who accept what they believe to be their fate
Who care
Who dance
Who share
But at the same time, I can’t do it
I can’t accept this to be my fate
And it breaks my heart to see
So many people in slavery

You say you left the system
But did you really?
Are you dancing on the corpses of your ancestors
Or are you really free?
Do you just want to look cool
In your heated van
With Tibetan prayer flags
On top of that mountain
With your fancy hiking shoes
In that hammock
With your polished toe nails
In that epic yoga pose
Showing how holy and lean you are
With that amazing backdrop
Sunset on the beach
Looking so cool
Or are you really free?

Are you for real?
Or are you just playing the game of leaving the matrix
Because you know you can always go back
You always have a place in the matrix
to come home to
You have your credit card safely hidden away
in a secret pocket of your backpack
While you live your so called liberated life

If you have a system backup
A matrix backup
Is that real freedom?

Taking advantage of your privileges is not the same as leaving the matrix
Opportunism is not the same as freedom
Do you even realize how lucky you are
To be born in a wealthy country
With freedom of religion, freedom of speech
To be smart
To be healthy
To be able to read and write
To have all the self-help books on your bookshelf
on your iPad
on your computer
Do you realize how lucky you are to be on Facebook
on Instagram
on Twitter
Inspired by all these wise and wicked people from all over the world
Do you know how lucky you are to have access to education
to have done all these courses that helped you grow

You could do this because you were not hungry
Because you lived in a comfortable house
Because you had a family
Because you were loved
Because you were not forced to survive
Like so many of us

You are one of the privileged
Please use your privileges well
Don’t judge other people
But serve other people
Don’t consider yourself better than others
Or more spiritual
Be grateful for your luck
For the blessings that came your way
The help you got
to set yourself free
Now show the way
So the rest of the world can follow
Then and only then
You will truly be free

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