posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 02:33 PM
Just some thoughts
It's like we have ripped ourselves from nature and now we are suffering a withdrawal symptoms all of the societal wrongs are a by product of this ?
maybe I'll continue to read the source materials for better understanding
I had a similar conversation this week at work.
I work as a private gardener for quite a few people who live/second home in The New Forest (S.England, UK) and one of my clients had a friend staying
over to do some work for him. This chap came out and started talking to me, he asked me if i lived close by and i said reasonably, he then asked
where the nearest shop was and i gave him directions via landmarks and road junctions telling him it was about an hour or so's walk or 5 mins by car.
I then thought to tell him this was just a little local shop and if he wanted a supermarket I could direct him there. He then asked how anybody can
live 'out here' and that yesterday when he had first arrived he and his son (early 20's i would guess) had both felt 'strange and uncomfortable'.
I responded with something like "wow that's a pretty sad reflection of our society isn't it?, I mean here you are out in what is our natural
environment, surrounded by all types of life and you feel uncomfortable and strange! "
I did say it with a smile and said it's probably how i feel when i go to London (where he and client live) and i did see him register 'the idea' but
then i kind of changed the subject as felt I might have touched a nerve/offended him in some way as i did just blurt out my reply
Was the 'rip from nature' that made it pop back into my mind.
On another point:
I think the west in general has already seen falling birth rates which is one of the reasons most western governments have been allowing in immigrants
who tend to have higher birthrates.
Too many people in the same place lead to overpopulation and this has been encouraged since the industrial revolution leading to the proliferation of
cities and the newer mega cities that are appearing more and more.
This in turn further concentrates resources in the hands of a few at the expense of the many who turn on each other mainly in frustration effectively
running their own experiment with us the general population.
The easy solution to our overpopulation problems would be to let/encourage people to live more rurally again and become more self sufficient again
rather than relying on government assistance but those who own the land are unlikely to let that happen any time soon.
P.S. The New Forest is a beautiful area with ponies, cattle, donkeys and some pigs roaming free as well as a variety of deer and the other more
elusive mammals. Oh just this year I have noticed the return of both Red and Black Kites too to compete with the more common buzzards. I love the
view from 'my office' at some of the more rural properties.