Since I was a child I've wanted to understand things, been curious about how things work. I've wanted to understand the world we live in, was
interested in things I always sort of thought were important to everyone.
But I'm learning more and more that this is not the case. I asked a few co-workers during a tea break today if they'd seen the images of the martian
landscape taken by curiosity...they didn't know what I was talking about. I'd a conversation with one out of about 8 people who'd heard of it and had
seen a few images.
What irked me most was some idiot who I don't even know piping in stating "those pictures are years old!" as if it were I that was the fool. It's not
just science and exploration, everything...I always thought pretty much everyone cared about who and what we are, where we came from...about
creationism, etc. They don't.
Quite the opposite, it seems most people nowadays don't even ask themselves such questions...and seem to clam up when you attempt to discuss such
things or question who they really are and what they really think. People used to care more, I wasn't alive at the time but often hear people speak
about the moon landings, the excitement it all generated...with the current mars mission, more seem keen to play it down and find problems with it,
whining about the cameras, etc - neglecting to realise that it's an amazing feat and one of the greatest things mankind have done on a universal, not
global scale. People celebrated the olympic opening ceremonies more...which cost about 25 billion more than the mars mission and was staged right here
It amazes me that people are more likely to know what hollywood crap is currently showing or what's on television tonight than they are about the
real, important things that I feel should matter to us all. It annoys me that I often feel that it is I who have the problem, asking awkward questions
and being curious enough to want to actually learn and understand new things.
I know it's a bit of a rant, just want to get it off my chest. I suppose if there are people who think and feel like I do then a large number of them
probably frequent ATS and sites like it.
Why do people care more about watching television, getting wasted on drink and other substances, what their hair looks like and how they are dressed?
Is it conditioning of some kind? I understand that everyone is different, not everyone wants to learn to play the trumpet...or be a long distance
runner, but I feel everyone should, to some extent, care about who and what we are, the true nature of reality, the universe, etc. Why does nobody
Anyone here feel this way? I bet a few probably do, I kinda feel the people who don't care and just want to enjoy their life, being selfish and
carefree are a kind of anomaly. I don't mean to sound nasty when I say that...to me it has always been a fundamental characteristic of human nature,
the will and determination to advance. To me, a human not caring about the nature of the reality we live in is like a lion deciding it no longer wants
to eat meat.
Be nice to hear thoughts on this, am I wrong to think people should care about this stuff? I'm just wired to think and look at the world a certain
way, just because I think it don't make it so...but still, it bothers me.
edit on 10-8-2012 by samerulesapply because: Spelling,