All made up

What we choose to measure
What gets to be valuable
The roles we take up
What to wear
What a relationship is
What’s in fashion
How to live together
How we travel
What constitutes success
How you talk with your colleagues
What’s worth doing
How to respond to fear, and love
What needs fixing
What’s yours to do

All of them, made up by human beings. Some of them even made up by you.

Of course, knowing we invented all of this doesn’t mean it’s illusionary, nor that any of it can be changed by an act of imagination alone.

But when you find out that so much of what we take to be ‘just the way things are’ is nothing of the sort, how can you help yourself from doing whatever you can to improve things?