What does the postmodern revolution look like? Is it sexy and exciting? Marching in the streets? Talking on the news?
Is it wearing hoodies, or posting slogans of pseudo-solidarity on social media? What does it take to make lasting, fundamental change? Joining nonprofit organizations that have been around so long they’ve become part of the establishment?
Engaging with my passion that is Copiosis, along with others similarly passionate about it, I see first-hand what being a postmodern revolutionary looks like.
It’s not glamorous. It is inspiring sometimes, and often it’s stepping in areas you’d rather not go. The postmodern revolution taking humanity into the future, requires courageous acts in the face of overwhelming psychic and emotional pressure to not act, or act like everyone else.
The postmodern revolution relies on us moving into our DIScomfort zones if we really want to change the world.
By psychic and emotional pressure, I mean the inertia of learned, habitual behavior that maintains everyday life. It’s pressure based in fear-reality, which says if you don’t spend every moment being productive, you can’t make your rent or mortgage or put food on the table.
Under this pressure we neglect activities that enrich and inspire, where heart-to-heart people and nature connections nurture.
Such connections happen among family members and friends. But also neighbors and acquaintances, strangers too. The postmodern revolution is waged—not on the streets in protest, not online, and certainly not in the nonprofit industrial complex. Often it feels like smiling, even while facing what ordinarily would pain you.
It’s small acts acted in accordance with passion. That means it’s unique to you. It might be protesting in the streets. But that’s not the “right thing” for everyone. For others, it’s organizing a new planetary economic model.
The postmodern revolution means challenging yourself to do that thing you don’t do because you’re too busy, have to work, are tired, or would rather veg out watching Master of None. The postmodern revolution relies on people moving into their DIScomfort zones. Change is uncomfortable at first.
Keep it up though and discomfort becomes a new reality. One where the world is changed, for the better.