You say that every year.
Ha! We had Mac and cheese last night for the first time since our ‘salad days’
Consider the idea that mankind is following its natural instincts, that it will increase as any other organism would, until it overruns the resources of its environment. A forest grows until it crowds out other species below its canopy. Is it bad? It is merely natural. Eventually fire comes along and decimates the forest (and whatever other critters that have adapted to the forest) and things start over. Is the fire bad? War, plague, famine or a meteor will eventually thin our forest and that will neither be a good thing or a bad thing…it will be the course of nature
pity this busy monster, manunkind,
not. Progress is a comfortable disease: your victim (death and life safely beyond)
plays with the bigness of his littleness- electrons deify one razorblade into a mountainrange; lenses extend unwish through curving wherewhen till unwish returns on its unself.A world of madeis not a world of born - pity poor flesh
and trees, poor stars and stones, but never this fine specimen of hypermagicalultraomnipotence. We doctors know a hopeless case if - listen: there’s a hell of a good universe next door; let’s go
E. E. Cummings
I hear you. I just threw away a favorite T from 1982. They don’t make them like that anymore
Ha! If Argo is typical, his newest t-shirt is 7 years old
In any event, the continuation of civilization depends on (a.) Empathy for one’s fellow human beings or (b.) Fear of the consequences of misbehavior.Children have to learn one way or another, but regardless of culture or religion, there are individuals who do not get point a and self-control must come from point b. I greatly fear that there is an increasing lack of either in our current society and there will be a collapse of serious proportions in the not-to-distant future
I remember taking world history in high school. It was quite a few years before I realized that world history is more than just the history of western civilizations.