posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 08:18 AM
Originally posted by IvanAstikov
This event could be foreseen in the murkiest of crystal balls. If you don't want your life affected by landslides, don't build your homes within
half a mile of where they are likely to occur. It's not like erosion is a new phenomenon.
It highlights perfectly the short sightedness of man. We see so little but have the ability to comprehend so much.
It still spins me out, that as I went to sleep last night, and as I did the night before, as did everyone else, that all that separates us and those
we read about in history books, are those parcels of unconsciousness or dreaming we all experience. To think back to those times, so foreign, people
so unfamiliar in custom.. Landscapes entirely different, yet all that has changed is one day from the next. over and over. 5 days, 10 days, 365 days,
Yet we worry about something happening within the next month. Think back 10 years. The you that you are now might think that person is entirely
different. It was a life time ago. Then as we age, that 10 years grows. Some people realise this and mourn "Where has it all gone?". But the allure
of the now still makes that one more ciggy, or bottle of beam, acceptable. She'll be right, I'll sort it later.
How can we expect to be thinking about 50, 60, 80 years ahead when planning perceptibly viable situations now.