Boundaries & Burdens

Discourse today is a contest of the powerful’s will and the weak’s apparent forthrightness and haste in appealing to their opponent’s morality or otherwise bringing to wider attention its absence.

The individual’s standing is dictated by his contempt for ‘old order’ and his preference for adventure and novelty are celebrated. It is here that grand overtures are made out of spite rather than need.’Endless possibility’ is an open invitation to impose and violate essential boundaries out of nothing but contempt for values and tradition.

This scathing view of religious knowhow, indignation toward tradition is modernity sleepwalking into a culture free from consequence and is what assures a deadlock in the dialogue.We see not in others the frailties of our own, the familiarity of experiential learning, that would eventuate in compassion for their existence and a resolution of this query.

Yet, this is the natural arc to tradition and religion – one that conveys a shared understanding and great appreciation for ‘burdens.’
Boundaries and burdens are to be done away with in this time of adventure seeking.This is the thought predominating the bold amongst us. They see in others vehicles of their objectives.

The societal phenomenon at hand sees individuals as extensions, appendages of the bold – an egregious disrespect of boundaries.This matter of incentive in one party invokes the subject of morality in the other. Yet this is a morality divorced from religion.How can it be then that our culture ignores spaces of virtue, despises them and considers it righteous to address it as a matter of incentive? 

The underlying fact here is a mutual contempt for boundaries as well as burdens. Ones that religion establishes and appreciates as a matter of function.
This is how historic conflict remains unresolved until a matter of shared incentive or disincentive arises.