Checking back on my writings I notice I last attempted to expound some self styled philosophy back in July. I lead a quiet life in relative safety , but things get on my goat like scammers ( what is it with them ? Greed, avarice, envy …what ? ) and Covid 19 causing my carefully planned holiday to go awry – Covid19 and all the other pains in the butt on the evening news and how they affect our lives.
Most people and the rest of the animals must have noticed things have been out of wack over the last year or so. It’s fairly safe to say this day in November 2020 is seriously different for many more people on our little blue planet than it was in November 2019….ironically, maybe not so different as in 1919, but that was a Spanish virus.
Maybe with the speeding up of life changes and electronic shrinking of the globe over the last century we have been exposed to challenges which funnel down and force often unwanted variations into the way individuals live. I expect many folk pull the covers over their heads and hope for the best as the feeling of helplessness envelopes them. This is obviously one course of action, but for those who have no covers to hide under through no fault of their own, and there are many, trying to find a way out must be seriously distressing. To my mind those who continue rolling along without the need to vary the daily schedule would be almost as rare as rocking horse droppings these days….or they may be living in a cave.That may be a real option in the future.
Hopefully, as ‘ they’ want us to believe, we are on the up side heading for a better future, but I’m not holding my breath. Huge changes are going on at this very moment and to my mind these changes are major and will have a lasting effect on all Earth bound animals.
It seems every aspect of the human existence is being strained and I would hazard a guess that most average people can’t comprehend the size of the problem. It feels to be so aggressive and overwhelming fueled by anger, speculation and shock-jocks. We try to disseminate the advance of IT and wind up confused by the Internet, the disruption of politics and we have to vote or protest, the diseases which put lives and business on hold, the temperature where we are physically and mentally confronted by ‘natural’ disasters, religious and racial confrontation where we see killing and hatred, under constant surveillance recorded in what we do or where we go, the pop up wars between ego driven dictators and their subjugated followers, the disregard for life – human and animal …the list is endless.
It would be nice to believe the average person is simply trying to get along with his fellow man in the sphere of his family and community, but it would seem that may be somewhat naive and even a bit of a luxury. The vortex of change, lack of trust, endless greed, the need for possession and inflated ego hammers continually at our doors 24/7 and it will continue for some time. That could simply be Nature at work or possibly a large helping of herd dissatisfaction. Who has the answers?
Life is what you make it so chuck the snags on the plate , butter the bread, grab a beer and let’s have a barbie – there are so many things to discuss!