I really like it, pyro. I've had some of the same thoughts -- that we all need to dream a little bigger, that these "I want x, y, and z" goals don't really work out because they're not a vibrational match unless you are dreaming and creating bigger, and that ultimately so many of them just don't matter.
Originally Posted by pyrogen
create a vibrant new civilization (we are all doing that, here) that will outlast my own lifetime. I realize that this sounds nutty, but you have to consider that in my own philosophy, you have to aim for something really, really lofty and possibly borderline unattainable. Furthermore, I may not see this civilization in flower in my own lifetime, so I am able to detach from "lust for results". If I were coaching others, i probably would advise them along the lines of similar thinking - pick a goal that sounds "wacko-jacko" but in which you thoroughly believe, and visualize that.
I especially love this, because it's exactly in line with my thoughts as well. It seems to me like, as a society, we're starting to see the beginning of something new. The old style of living, where you go to college (or not) and get married and have kids and work a job, is starting to crumble. That's due to the economy, of course, and it's happened before, but what's different this time is that we have the internet and so much new technology -- do we NEED to try to recover the old lifestyle, or is this a chance to make a huge change? And that's really exciting. It sucks when you're kind of caught in the schism, like so many of us are, but I think a lot of people are also waking up to the fact that we have no choice but to make something new.
Anyway, I'm totally with you on creating a new civilization.