Monday, May 11, 2009

Economy Blogging

There just hasn't been much time for blogging this year, mostly due to the economic situation. It's really a simple equation: less money = more work = less leisure time.

There are just a few quick things I'd like to say.

Hypocrisy is so prevalent these days that it is nearly impossible to trust anyone. It surprises sometimes me when the honest truth is so hard to find and when honest, truthful words are suppressed or punished even by those who claim to promote them.

There are just flat-out mean people in the world and no amount of empathy or sympathy will help them.

For a large majority of people the more complicated questions of existence are trivial. This is just a fact and not some indictment against anyone or anything. Their time and energy are concerned with survival and living. (And that is why they are sometimes too easily manipulated by the "elites" who want to control them through fear and oppression.)

It is not "anti-science" to acknowledge the social realities and truths of our world. Just because something is sociological in nature does NOT make it less valuable or important. (Unless you live in a cave or other fantasyland and never interact with the real world.)

There is a lot of angst all around these days, but sometimes I doubt that it is really any more than there was at other times in history. There have been much worse times in the world than now.


Ann said...

Glad to see you blogging again, Rae Ann! I was a little worried about you. I don't have as many optimistic days as I did, say, two years ago. But we'll get through these times. You are right I think - people have faced worse times in history. I think many people today ignore history, so they have no perspective on things.

The days are longer and the flowers are blooming. Hope you are enjoying your spring.

Rae Ann said...

Hi Ann! Thanks! I think I've had some "inconvenient" comments deleted at TRF, or maybe I just decided not to click "submit comment" - I can't remember.

It's a beautiful day here so I should get some yardwork done. Have a great week!

mr_g said...

NIce to be reading you again...I've been away a while myself.

Derek MB said...

That's a very optimistic thing to say about people not being concerned with truth because they are more concerned with survival. I don't know if I believe it but it's a nice excuse. Personally I have all the qualities of a strong human being but I have never learned to use them to manipulate people to achieve my aims as I believe that truly intelligent or aware humans don't do such antithetical things.

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