Their have been two points I have kept coming back to lately with a strangely disparate range of conversations and topics.
The first one is that even though I hate this culture I will not hate myself for living in it, I and everyone I know has been forced to make choices we dont want to make such as the jobs we have been forced into working. We have been raised and indoctrinated and have struggled for years to overcome what we have been taught to believe. But I won't take responsibility for the system I have been born into and I think it is counterproductive to feel guilty about the choices we have been forced to make. Instead we should pour our time and thought into bringing this system down and creating a new fair and equitable society.
The second thing I keep coming back to is that indigenous knowledge i far more advanced than our own. That the "highest" achievements of our culture come nowhere near the beauty or knowledge nessacary for person living a sustainable life.
I will probably write a lot more about both of these but its interesting how often they seem to come up.