The answer to that question in today's world is "Not on your life." However, in a perfect utopia, the answer would definitely be, to a degree, "yes".
A couple of days ago, I was really gettin' down into myself and thinking about things, when I started thinking about the state of the world. Holy cow, that could open, not only a can of worms, but rather a can of dunecats
Anyway... In a perfect world, Christ would be king, peace would reign world-wide, and yes... Love is pretty much all we would need. This could easily lead into a plethora of conversations on various implications of what the definition of "utopia" really means, and... blah blah blah. I'd rather take this into spiritual realm.
What would happen if everyone on earth took the advice of the "two great commandments
" ? Wow, what a total change of lifestyle we would all experience. I imagine within just a few generations, nobody would experience any type of fear, jealousy, envy, spite, of course there would be no hatred, backbiting, stealing, or anything that comes of any of it. Nah.... I can't imagine it.
I guess one reason I was thinking of all this is probably due to a heightened sense of anxiety within me. I've been feeling this way for probably the past 2 weeks. I'm not entirely sure why, but I've got a pretty good idea.
Without going into much detail, let me just say that within my life has entered a scenario where I spend a lot of time with feelings of unrest radiating from other people. I converse with these people quite a bit, and due to my being around this type of aura, I believe I've taken a certain portion of it into my life. To put it bluntly, I don't like it one bit.
It was at this point, realizing from where this sense of unrest inside myself came, that I started to think about love. Something very sacred to me, given to me from someone I trust contains a quote therein directed at me. This quote said,
"Cherish the spirit of peace that love may abound in your soul."
Well... Lately, I haven't been "cherishing the spirit of peace" much.
So, what can I do about it? Well, as of right now, I'm not too sure. I definitely cannot control other people, but I can to a high degree control how much of my environment I integrate into myself. Anywho...
Something I've learned from this experience is that I cannot integrate certain forms of evil into my life without it affecting my general sense of well-being. If, while I'm away from my family, I decide to make wrong choices - and I make them often enough that I start to believe that these wrong choices really aren't so "wrong", my life as a whole will be affected - no matter how hard I try to cover it up while I'm around my family. I'm definitely a person who can't hide himself too well. I can't act "at peace" while I'm really "at unrest". I just can't do it. So I've gotta do better with my life.
I think that has to be about it for tonight. I'll read this over and make sure it makes sense. .... Bah... No I won't.