The Warrior or The Healer?

Good Morning, let’s go.

In today’s modern culture, we have shit wrong.

We imagine the guy who can lift heavy weights, beat someone up, or do something athletic is a great hero.
But the truth is they don’t play the most important role in our societies.
They aren’t as needed as teachers, doctors, farmers, and grocers.
Work that isn’t romanticized but necessary- the work that actually helps the world go around.
Farmers are needed more than fighters.
Teachers more than police.
Public servants more than lobbyists.
Transparency more than closed door meetings and politicians getting wealthy because of their position.

We need people who are willing to be pillars in our society. We need people who are willing to find their purpose in lifting society. We need people who love their neighbors. People who believe in doing good for the poor, the outcasts, those left behind in our societies. People who actually make the world a better place.

We need patrons not would be self-serving warriors.
We don’t need fake cowboys, acting like guns are a solution to any real modern problem.
Our modern value needs to change. We need to prize that which is helpful over that which is selfish and chest beating.
Yes, we need people who will stand up to bad guys- we need police. We also need moral police who understand their role isn’t to punish, but protect and serve- citizens first. They need a better understanding of the laws they enforce, they need mental health services, they need empathy training. They carry the power to ruin lives without consequence. Yes, we need police because there are real villains out there. We need police to enforce fair and just laws.

We need to realize long term care of each other is essential for peace. Helping each other doesn’t take away from one’s purpose or dreams. We need to free each other from a scarcity mindset, an us vs them mindset, from the have and have nots. We all need to have in order to grow, and we all need to give in order to grow. We- every mother-fucker on this planet belongs to each other. We are connected from way back.

A warrior doesn’t connect people. A warrior doesn’t build things. A warrior doesn’t farm. A warrior doesn’t teach children to read. A warrior focuses mind and body on beating other men- their value runs out when they can no longer fight. A healer is one who cares for the long haul. Who dedicates her life to the protection of others. She is stronger in the face of adversity. A healer will always be needed, but a warrior is a sad part of humanity that we haven’t outgrown.

Don’t get me wrong, I love fighting, I love action movies, I love the idea of the warrior. But in reality- people with this mindset- they don’t build better societies. They don’t know how to live in peace.

Later Gator