oPunishment vs Reward?
Which society do you think would be more healthy?
I often ponder that aspects of society and how so many do gooders are out seeking ways to punish people just trying to live their life according to their unique soul path.
I'm not giving criminals a free pass in any way. What I am suggesting is that not everything is a crime.
According to the laws written, the true definition of a crime is that you must deprive someone of life, liberty or property.
The prisons are filled with people who never even actually comitted a crime. Yet, society loves to run around pointing fingers at those who are less fortunate than them...ie got caught for doing the same thing they do everyday.
I remember when I worked at a bar at the marina in San Diego...I used to serve the lawyers, judges, cops, etc...they would drink too much. I would remind them that it was unsafe to drink and drive and would tease them about making a citizens arrest.
All joking aside...which they probably thought wasn't funny, the reality is that if you or I did the same thing they did, we would be in jail...while they get a free pass.
That's the problem with a society based on punishment!
The punishment is never equal opportunity!
Certain people, uniforms and classes of people get a free pass...while the rest of us are shamed and blamed, minimized, ostracized and punished for our mere existence!
Did you ever dare step out of line in elementary school? What happened?
How about junior high and high school? You would get detention, Saturday school and even failing grades, that could affect you much later in life.
Have you ever colored outside the lines in school?
Were you rewarded for not following suit or given a big fat FAIL???
What about all the cops on the streets...? I know of all the times I have been violently abused, raped, stolen from, pets killed in cold blood, etc not ONE TIME DID A PEACE OFFICER OR THE SYSTEM ATTACHED TO THEM HELP ME!!!
Not once. Neither did they prevent any of these crimes....however when I drive down the street in anytown, usa, the cops are out in full force....several different agencies....state troopers, highway patrol, local pd, sherrifs and meter maids looking around to issue "tickets" for disobeying a code.
Why is there always a police around when someone goes a couple miles over the speed limit, yet there are none around when someone actually needs one?
Even while being abused most recently...they were too busy out giving people tickets so they can be further punished with higher insurance rates!
The answer is simple...because we are a society based on punishment. Because we target people to extort money for the controllers. And most of the people go along with it, without questioning it...pay their fines, serve their time and believe that that's how you "give back" to society!!! lolol
If you are not murdering, raping and thieving...what good does forcing someone into poverty to keep up with fines for things you can't afford in the first place?
What happens if you can't afford insurance...? Car or medical? You get punished.
What happens if you disobey a so called authority figure? You get punished.
What happens if you step out of line in church, or with your political party?
YOU GET PUNISHED!!!
Everything system related is based on PUNISHMENT!!!
Now what would a society look like if we actually went out and gave people rewards, or hugs or thank yous....? Just for being them, staying true to themselves, going out of their way to help others and for just being a kind person with lot's of talents???
When was the last time you were rewarded for doing something good? For accomplishing an obstacle in your life? When was the last time you went out to thank someone or make them feel good about themselves....?
Unfortunately in this society, MOST people go around judging others, as if they are the ultimate authority on what ALL life should look like.
But what would it look like if we spread love rather than shame???
I talk about this in a video below...
so what do you think...Can we evolve past a society of punishment? Maybe we can start our own reward system and start spreading love to all those we encounter...?
I choose to focus more on what people accomplish, not what they fail at. How about you?
Blessings and Love,
#coffeewthchristie #phrodiedhere #wombanity
Just a homeless chick in Washington with the ability to form words sometimes.