I had a moment of clarity the other day that I want to share.
Each societal period is marked by varying degrees of inequity, and we happen to be in a whopper of a period of societal inequity (relative to the post-Depression era).
At the end of the day, however, you have to take what life gives you; and either decide to be one of the WINNERS, or submit to gravity.
Now, I was really struggling with this one for some time, because how can you NOT look at the great inequity that is going on, the LACK of productivity that it represents, and the LACK of growth catalysts that is has fomented...and NOT struggle with the world of hurt that is going on?
The answer, for me, comes from a Buddhist construct known as 'Crazy Wisdom,' a conceptual dance on the razor's edge that requires both skillful means to navigate a difficult path, and a cognizant sense of the ridiculousness of the moment, so the insanity around you doesn't make you insane.
The moral of the story is that in such paradoxical times, it takes real deliberation and forethought to recognize that the BEST that you can do is to be aware, so as not to be overcome by it all.
After all, there are no medals given in insane asylums, and no special parking spots in heaven reserved for martyrs. History is written by the winners.
Acknowledge. Move on, move forward.