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Taking Everything for Granted | Ep. 48

Taking Everything for Granted | Ep. 48

And the negative impact it creates in our society

All of us are feeling the pressure cooker of our society. Tensions are on the rise. Division seems to be all around us. Things are tough right now for a lot of people.

Part of the problem is our inability to reflect on the past and see our progress as a society.

Too much is being focused on the past negative aspects of our history. We’re ignoring all the sacrifices, effort, and innovation laid before us. We’re ignoring the positives that have come from history.

This presents itself through a lack of gratitude and awareness of this progress. It’s toxic.

Let’s dig in.

What’s Happening in Today’s Episode

When we take things for granted, they are often neglected and decay. So much of our society is in decline because of our willingness to honor our past. It’s not perfect, and we’ve done horrible things, but that doesn’t erase all progress.

Judging and criticizing bring about bitterness and hatred. Look at the world and see this portrayed all over the news and on social media. Politicians stoke fear. It’s a mess.

We can shift all this by finding gratitude and appreciation in our hearts. We can honor the past's progress while also recognizing our flaws as a people.

Every society will be looked upon by future generations in shock because this is the nature of progress. Things of the past are often horrifying in the present. This is good!

Just because bad things happen doesn’t mean all are bad. We’ve forgotten the value we all offer and the importance of appreciating the hard work and effort that goes into our modern world. So many things have to happen that we take for granted.

Here is a quick highlight of the main topics discussed:

  • Introduction to taking everything for granted

  • The dangers of taking things for granted

  • Important aspects of life to honor

  • The historical context of our progress

  • Superabundance

  • Appreciation and gratitude

  • Conclusion

This all begins with compassion.

When we honor our past and the hard work people put into the world we get to enjoy, we lead with our hearts. We help heal the world's divide and continue our progress as a species.

It’s a huge mistake if we ignore the sacrifices people make to maintain our society and only offer judgment. Judgment is easy; compassion is hard.

As always, with every episode of my show, I aim to share things that may resonate to be used in your life today. Studying the concepts of self-mastery will hopefully give you the tools to tap into your highest potential.

You can find a link to the show’s transcript here.

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Order Within
Order Within Podcast
Order Within discusses navigating a world falling further into depression, corruption, and crises—strategies and tools to help you find fulfillment amongst the chaos.