posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 04:03 PM
reply to post by stereologist
Making mistakes is okay. Everyone does it. Learning from mistakes is great. Unfortunately, some people are not so eager to do it.
Do you want the world to change? Or are you satisfied with this despicable existence?
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,
but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and
smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees
but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more
problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our
possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and
hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to
life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but
have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer
space but not inner space.
We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air,
but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold
more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less
That's not all of it, but I'll leave the rest in this link on George Carlin
. It's sad
because he is so very, very right about all of it. And you're content to say "Oh well."
That's all it takes to make the world go from bad to worse. All it takes is to shrug it off, like it doesn't matter. But it does. It matters a lot.
Just because you won't be there for the future, doesn't mean you aren't responsible for it. If you have the power, you have the moral obligation.
If you can change the fates of generations to come, then what the hell are you waiting for?