There are the doom and gloomers, and then there are the people who like to stay informed. There are also the people who like to stay informed, and
feel it's their duty to do so, and simply be aware. It truly is the duty of everyone capable of doing so, to stay informed and be critical of
everything around them. Especially that which we take for granted.
Believe it or not, these people, are more concerned with the well-being of our future. Yea, sure, we can all run out and throw a celebration and
pretend there is so much love in the world, but it's not so fun afterwards, when we can realize it was all for naught and the room for improving as a
human species is just something too great to pass up. Intelligence and perception needs to be strengthened within the entire population. Simply
growing our "comfort zones" isn't going to cut it anymore for ensuring our general survival.
Everything that keeps us from moving forward as a species has to do with subversion, manipulation and turning the cheek to all of it. We're devolving.
The writing is on the wall, the floor, and the ceiling if you have the mind to look up. I love many things in life, and wish I had the capacity to do
more, but I recognize things in this world that make it impossible for me to fully unplug and appreciate life as I'm told I should. I suppose we
should all just shut-up, get married, have kids, pay our taxes, support the wars and love thy shepherd, and in the end nothing can go wrong but
excessive harmony. Well that doesn't work for me.
People here don't pick up tattered signs, on their off-days, and then stand on a corner to scream at pedestrians. ATS, is like many places. One gets,
what one expects. We're all individuals and adults, we can all use our brains and filter information based on our experiences and knowledge. Informed
decisions and opinions. That's about the only requirement for being an adult.
Complacency is the enemy of civilization, and the world we stand on. The bad stuff doesn't go away if you turn the other way. It doesn't matter how
loud you play your music, and how many books you read. You can get to the bottom of a hundred bottles, and medicate yourself into a glorious stupor.
It doesn't matter, everything is still there. What matters is how you react, and like all things, a line must be drawn. All things in moderation, and
simply be aware and beware
Clearly one doesn't need to batten down the hatches and turn the basement into an armory to alleviate complacency. You can simply be a cynic, and have
stronger opinions.. the world will not end.
edit on 25-5-2011 by SyphonX because: (no reason given)