posted on Oct, 6 2003 @ 04:29 AM
Alien: I can relate to what you described, a lot of things these days seem a little "of". The weather is one thing, well documented, often
dismissed. globalization is another thing; as technology progres and the world gets smaller, we are all forced to look at things in a bigger
perspective. This is for most parts very disturbing, witnessing atrocities being commited every day, all around the world. Inequity increasing...
As a child Mother Nature played a large part of my life. Alas, this is not the case anymore. Now I work every day, to make money, to live the life,
that has been dictated by our ideas of a meaningful existence. These ideas, however, are proving to be flawed, from my point of view. These widely
accepted premises seems to me too materialistic, too obsessed with (technological) progress, overlooking the fact that we are still beings driven by
emotions to some extend. Don't get me wrong, I'm as much a tech freak as the next guy, but it doesn't overshadow my view of the world, to the
extend that thinking that progressing technology is the (only) answer to all this world's misery. We need to evolve our compassion as well, to extend
beyond our notions of nationality and race, and not just sit in the comfort of our home, watching frockin biased news and just saying: Dang, what is
the world coming to, I'm glad I'm here, where I'm safe. Yet, this is what most ppl are in fact doing. And yes, the world is a scary place, it IS
difficult not to turn the blind eye, at times, I mean I don't pretend that I'm doing the best I can to better the world, but the first step in the
right direction, could be to realize the above mentioned, yeah?
Sorry if I got *slightly* of topic here, got carried away...
Need to catch my breath now