My Sunday Ramblings


This seems to be the era where very little is left to be desired.  It’s a wonderful era filled with wonders.

 

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke“Profiles of The Future”, 1961 (Clarke’s third law)

 

So if that’s the case, why do I feel so disenchanted?

Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy:

 

I believe I am struggling with the weighty consequences of human action and knowledge.  I am struggling with moral, systemic, social failures that I condone with inaction but make worse with action.  

What can I do when I see greed and irrational behavior destroy not just society but the people around me?  There’s nothing I can say to make a closed mind listen.  How can I claim any right to blame, when I see these are just products of traditions blindly passed down the generations, societal pressures, and the lack of moral or rational introspection?  

Then I ask: why do I feel empathy and the need to help?  Why should I encourage and reward everyone’s bad behavior? 

I would like to shed all of this baggage, make a break for freedom, be who I truly can be.  I fear these illusive cobwebs that seem to blind and bind everyone else.

Today, when I was sitting in my room, I wished I was home.  Maybe being home is more than the location or the people, but being true to yourself?  Maybe being home is leaving it.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bytex64
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 04:40:05

    > What can I do when I see greed and irrational behavior destroy not just society but the people around me?Simple. Be better than that. Lead by example, and show them what kind of person they should be. There’s nothing else you can do (unless you’re OK with violating free will).I find myself agreeing with a lot of Louis C.K.’s rants. He’s kind of like George Carlin. He’s not a comedian so much as a guy who points out things which are true, and then we laugh reflexively at the absurdity of it.

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  2. Anonymous
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 06:05:03

    I never even considered that he’s not really a comedian! Egads, I should try out this Carlin fella.

    Reply

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