Day two in Bali, a place that many would consider as paradise, but what is paradise?
Well, the dictionary would tell you it’s an idyllic place or state.
For the visitors to Bali, it may well be that, however, for some of the local Indonesians, it could be, and is, the very opposite as they work surrounded by the wealthy tourists.
The trick in life is to build a life that is ideal, not just for a few days or weeks when we jet off somewhere, but all the time. However, you need a certain amount of freedom to be able to do that.
In addition, it is to strive to add our bit back to the community and others, so that everyone may be able to have something, not just a tiny elite.
If the handful of top just 60-70 uber wealthy people, who have the same equivalent wealth as 1/2 of the world’s population (3.8 billion), were to share, then it could be paradise for many, many more. If we stopped that tiny 1% hoarding all the wealth, power and resources, paradise could be extended to all.
Paradise does not have to be big cars, fancy houses, and trinkets. Paradise for many in the world would be freedom from economic slavery, freedom from poverty, and choice as to how they live theirs lives.
We all need to do our bit to help create an alternative world, a paradise for all, in other words, freedom for all to choose how to live and not as slaves to someone else’s paradise.