Sunday, November 15, 2009

(2) The "Realm" continued

Getting closer. I do appreciate all of the advances we have made. I am afraid, like so many others, of what this has done to us as a species. We expect more, waste more and care less about; Ourselves, others, our environment, nature and its inhabitants. I think the media and how we interpret it has been our worst enemy. Advertisers are the worst. They use their media to encourage us to expect more. They expect us to replace our goods sooner than we need to, consequiently , manufacturers build for obsolecence and we just accept it. That is not right, such a waste. So much good can be found in others trash. It is acceptable for us to "rummage" for what we can use. It is a step in the right direction. I am always on the lookout for items I need to both, recycle and get by cheaper. Don't get me wrong, I am not cheap but if I can be satisified by reusing something so be it and I don't feel any less the person for it. In fact, I feel better because I am trying to help stop the waste.


  1. I think the media is more like a mirror of human nature, both good and bad. We have become ignorant and lost our connections to the planet. We've forgotten how our needs are met and pay no attention to what happens to the stuff we discard. The consequences of our choices are not obvious enough or are denied. We are a conceited species. Our arrogance is made apparent regularly but we manage to justify or deny it. As with all things in nature, there will be a correction, and balance is restored.

  2. Well said, Mo. I hope there are enough of us to appreciate those thoughts. The part about all things in nature- I hope we humans find the right corrections to restore the balance! Thanks again. -Rick