Originally posted by Nightowl
I feel it too, and I think I know why. I think our civilization is on an unsustainable path, and we're beginning to really see the cracks brought on
by overpopulation & our industrial way of life. Most people are in denial about this, but deep down, we know that this can't end well. So we wonder
why we have this vague feeling of dread in our souls.
that could be the more eloquent analysis...Nightowl
i am inclined to share that explaination with another one which goes back to the primal and instinctive defences.
->our ancestors anticipated cave-bears or sabre tooth tigers in those unexplored places where they wished to stake a claim.
->as youngsters, we might have imagined ogres under the bed or trolls in the dark closets
in much the same way, our more grownup brains juggle all the information we are conscious of/ aware of....so that, in preparation for unknown
possibilities we imagine the worst,
its a usefull thing we call anticipation... stripped down,
add the spices of horror, dread, and you are creating positive & usefull fiction, which may be shared
Which may be what DeltaChaos
' post is speaking about,
that collective conscious?
and how we could eliminate those ?sinister? occurrances by just not dwelling on them or giving them substance,
That would/might be good or nice in some respects,,,,but,,, i'd sure miss
those 'the end is near' prophets in the public parks or stories and news of the doomsday cults selling their homes, quitting jobs, pilgrimming to
some sacred mountain to be 'wisked up' by ETs or supernatural forces...etc etc
[edit on 7-5-2005 by St Udio]