In change we find our relevance

November 8, 2007 at 9:32 pm 5 comments

In the past I thought that people never change. They stay the jerks they once became. I changed my mind about that. People get even more dumb.
To generalise is to be an idiot. That’s what William Blake said. Within that phrase, the whole idea of knowledge and wisdom is wrapped. It may seem harsh, but it fits so well to our communities nowadays. Obviously, I am no exception. Superficiality we might call it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to know the story of the life of my next waitress. Nonetheless, I also don’t want to know about the current weather, time nor any other smalltalk crap.

People learn through generalisation. They learn languages by building rules of syntax and semantics. Complex programs are constructed by abstraction. Big companies own a management to manage their management. Despite that, true knowledge is when we know what’s going on inside the box. And this is where we get ignorant, lazy and scared. It’s where the problem starts. You take something as granted. You don’t want to stress yourself with little children knitting your clothes. You don’t mind to dismiss 101 employees to keep your job.
On the other hand, we despise too much sugar in our coffee mugs. We yell about too much light green on our prints. Yeah, what the fun! We lost our priorities in wrong perspectives long ago. But who am I, daring to write text nobody reads.
Now I’m going to eat the fourth and evil doughnut!

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When the world is not enough In thoughts nothing matters

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  • 1. Sanja  |  November 13, 2007 at 12:05 am

    it’s too easy to blame others. it’s ourselves that we got to blame. it’s ourselves, who belong to the RICH side, that we often critisize for living on the costs of the 3rd world.
    you noticed that right now so much food is produced, that even the double of people could live of it – without any problems. so why do we keep and support a system that is killing people every second?

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  • 2. Ray  |  November 13, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    The problem you’re addressing is deeply embedded in our cultures. Even if we could go back in time with our current knowledge, we wouldn’t be able to help a whole underdeveloped community.

    Nevertheless, I think our ‘rich’ cultures, for example Austria, face other problems with quite similar outcomes. Due to the system and personal attitudes the population is regressive with an average of only one point something children per couple.

    It’s not my intention to favour the deaths of people compared with childlessness. But I think we don’t need to walk far to find problems.

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  • 3. mon@rch  |  November 16, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    People do read what you write but it might be more it takes time before those find it and then you have the laziness in us reading it all!

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  • 4. Sanja  |  November 17, 2007 at 12:05 am

    it is the question who or when who is and was underdeveloped. from our point of view we aren’t. but every age has its own attitudes and morals. in 100 years our grandchildren will ask us how could we let this happen and regard us as much more underdeveloped..

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  • 5. Ray  |  November 20, 2007 at 11:08 am

    ²mon@rch
    Thanks! Mainly, I just like adding a little bit of sarcasm to my posts. But I always appreciate any comments, like most people do.

    ²Sanja
    You’re right, that’s the reason we need to learn throughout our lifes. And we should never stop. – Danke für deine Kommentare.
    You’re always welcome to write in English, Deutsch or Español – freue mich immer dein Icon zu sehen.

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