Tuesday, October 02, 2007

When the Party's Over

What I'm writing here is not really about the end of the world or even a warning about how we all need to be thinking of things in that way. The reason I'm not writing about that is that I think that fear is what the world really needs to be working to avoid. It has and is causing alot of problems.

Although people are not empathetic about it as we should be, most people do know that there are people who are living opulant lifestyles while others go without. I don't think looking at the one extreme being responsible for the other is really as productive as looking at how we can make charges in our attitude that helps more people be provided for. When you are at one end of an extreme, balance seems like an unrealistic goal but undiciplined emotional reactions will cause hatred for what is happening which is often why there is a problem in the first place.

When it comes to including more diverse people and making our planet more accepting of diversity, I don't think that the elite few who are making the big decisions want that at all. I think they are determined to decrease the population and create their view of a smaller better society of people. Less suffering is often masked as a means to this end. Actually this could only lead to an end unto itself because no such ideal is possible and no such cut-off point can ever really be made.

As depessing as this might sound, I'm not meaning it that way at all. What I'm saying is that as much power as these elite few seem to have over the masses, they have that power because of long history of apathetic views and beliefs. Understanding their real objective may make many people feel that the problem is too big for us to solve. Again that is what has caused the problem in the first place.

If enough people believe in and work toward change, the change can occur. Even if it couldn't (which I believe it can) the lack of belief and more apathy will make the problem worse. Coming together and working toward real change is not simply our only hope, it's the the most optimistic way to live.

7 Comments:

At 1:54 AM , Blogger Casdok said...

Some interesting points.
I believe we can change to.

 
At 5:52 AM , Blogger Ed said...

As always I appreciate your comments Casdok. Believing we can change is the main point I really wanted to get across.

 
At 11:08 AM , Blogger abfh said...

Are you a Barack Obama supporter? That's exactly what his campaign is about. :)

 
At 6:10 PM , Blogger Ed said...

Yes ABFH,
:) I agree. Obama is the best person for the job.

 
At 3:02 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

I agree we can change too Ed, i think so many people must just give up..
"cant change the world, so why even bother" - but it is possible, and is worth bothering about.

 
At 7:15 PM , Blogger Ed said...

Hi Amanda,
Actually I really do believe that it is possible to turn some things around. That's not just because that is the best way to think either.

It's kind of like riding a bicycle. If you get on a bicycle on a flat surface and choose not to pedal, the earths gravitational pull will descide your fate.You will fall.

Of course we all feel apathetic at times but apathy turns into a very ugly place if one descides to stay there.It is liberating and even exilerating to learn that none of us really has any other choice but to try.

 
At 7:21 PM , Blogger Ed said...

So I agree back. :) Like you said, "It is possible and it is worth it." Thanks.

 

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