a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn
Yeah. I don't think many people will put up with it... right now. I guess it could be our future though as awful as that sounds. My parents used to
say that they didn't need car insurance to drive, and now they do, and they predicted that you would need health insurance too eventually. And then
it happened. They were right, and all within the span of one lifetime.
Losing your home is awful. Owning a home is terrifically expensive to me. I kindof never see myself owning any property.
The trick is getting people to care about things. Media controls so much. There needs to be some kind of powershift, right? I knew this girl that
was going to law school and she got an internship with a firm and she said she had to quit school and quit the firm because they were too "evil."
They told her to lie, lie, lie. So then she changed her mind and went into the medical direction and is in now still school- but. but but! If all
the good hearted people keep fleeing from positions of authority then we're basically handing ourselves over to an evil authority...? But what can
you do... if going through school equals joining evil forces? Like what was she supposed to do? I guess lie and then try to do something different
after you get over that hump. Start your own firm. But then, you're small and they're big and you get squashed. So Idk.
Then there's Bernini's tower- are you familiar with it? I think it's a great analogy for what is happening today and I think you might like it so
I'll tell you quickly. This is a TRUE STORY. Bernini was a famous sculptor and best friends with the Pope, literally, of the late renaissance
period. Boromini was an educated architect, but he was slightly socially withdrawn and not as popular. The pope wanted a tower and set up a
competition for the local artists and architects... best design wins, right? Wrong. Bernini wins the competition (most likely due to his popularity
with the Pope) but after he has mostly built the tower, it cracks... literally, like almost right down the middle, and it shows that it is unstable.
He has never gone to school for architecture... and he becomes ashamed and runs off to hide in his embarrassment. Then guess who comes in to clean up
Bernini's mess and build the tower? Yes, Boromini. Boromini cleans up the mess and builds the tower the way it should have been built in the first
So I hope you get the picture? I mean it's a shame that we might have to just wait for it all to crack and come crumbling down... but it's bound to
happen if it's the same kind of situation that I just illustrated. Then when and if it does all come down, I hope that there are Boromini's around
who care enough to help clean up the mess and make things right again. But you're right we shouldn't sit around and wait for it to happen. It's
almost the same kind of thing that religious people do, sitting around waiting and accepting the terrible present conditions because the afterlife
will make it all better again eventually. So circling back, the trick is to getting people to care about things that they normally wouldn't care
about. And that requires getting in their faces a little, I think, and demanding their attention, and forcing them to look at things that make them
uncomfortable but then showing them a way out to balance out the discomfort and etc.etc.etc. So politics, and media, lol.
Thank you for your contributions. It got me thinking. And I guess I do care, personally.