Especially to all my USA friends and family after the ‘shutdown’. I have been watching and hoping from NZ that all this absurdity would not prevail and more – not harm or hurt any of you too much. I thought it was all blackmail and irresponsibility, etc etc, but also wondered about how this came to be. It is not just OK to make judgements, or have hopes, I think I need to think too. Try this post Global Debt, Global Currency from someone who manages to think differently and make some sense – at least it seems to me to make sense.
Most of us (or those I talk to most) feel somehow that the whole world is caught in some mad system where ordinary lives and ordinary folk don’t seem able to do anything much about it. Get to the end of Global Debt Global
Warning Currency and you might feel you still can’t do anything much. But… there is thinking that is different… and NOT ‘out of the box’ into unreality. So maybe if thought does matter, having a different thought in my head will mean I find a some way somewhere.
I left that Freudian slip of Warning instead of Currency in on purpose. Tells you something about me – my fears for my wonderful grandchildren and all their generation, this world, etc.
[And maybe those other heads stuck in the sand showing their other parts will manage a bit of change too… ha ha…
or at least we will be less stunk and stuck by them. Good on you Obama for holding on – you must have aged years in the last few weeks. ]
I also think this economics on which the world runs its affairs is based on mistaken theory [how daft is apparently endless need for ‘growth’] and that this is similar to climate change, conservation, green ecology etc etc. WE are part of the problem we are in, there is no utopian way out. WE change, and something else will change too, and we DO NOT KNOW what the future will bring, only that our life in the present is what it is founded on.
What will you do today?
I am off to play with/look after/ two six-year-olds who already span different cultures and look to the future with more sense than some so-called adults.