What's this? Optimism on ATS?
No, it's nice to see a thread on the front page (as of right now) with a slightly more optimistic view. You know, it's strange that when I come on
ATS, it kind of brings me down (I'm not blaming anyone, as I could just as soon stop lurking around here at my own will) and I see all these people
just HOPING for the end of the world, or some sort of "enlightenment" from some sort of source other than a "religion", because those are just
there to control us, right? (Slight sarcasm) No, people need to make life as good as they can. Do people think reading all this negative (although may
be true) on here will make their life better? Sure, there are bits here and there with eye opening truth, but for the most part, it's negative and
I don't want anyone to take offence to this, and I am not directing it to anyone here other than people I have witnessed it happen to in my own life,
but it never ceases to amaze me how people that partied all during high school, drank, did drugs, and slept around, are now the ones working at what
they call their "miserable" day jobs, stuck in the rut, in debt with the bank, and no hopes as their limited education can only provide for them
their single (or multiple) manufacturing job they had and will have for the rest of their lives. Do they ever stop to wonder why? They never did an
effort to get post secondary, (although yes, there are circumstances where that option is unavailable, and in which case, they cannot be blamed) and
now what are they doing with their lives?
My point: People seem to be lazy, they hope for some sort of change. They want the change, but they won't do it themselves. Just look at some threads
here, where people are hoping for aliens to bring us enlightenment and peace on December 21st, 2012, etc. In my own opinion, this won't happen.
People need to do an effort to make their lives matter.
In conclusion, thankyou to the OP, for making a thread (although short yet sweet) that included some degree of optimism. It's a nice change here on
ATS. Nice to see someone that isn't relying on someone else for redemption from this "horrible earth".