Published: 18 years ago
Re: one thing is for sure
Here ya big time Thorn!
One bummer is that now that all these ticky tackies (like that term!) have been built, the landscape has been pretty much destroyed. I live near the Smoky mountains and there are so many old beautiful views that are now smattered with McMansions. Arg.
We're trying to keep our lives sustainable, but sometimes it is so tough to find like minded people. My sister just visited us for a weekend and while I love her, her eyes just glazed over when we talked politics. She does get it as far as environment, etc., but I think we all need to wake up.
I am genuinely concerned for those who just don't know any better. But, I must admit I will not feel the least bit bad for McPeople who've destroyed the economy with their 4,000 sq ft McMansions and Hummers (for fun, check out http://www.fuh2.com.
Oh, and I'll add that I completely respect all religions and am a very spiritual person. It is completely irresponsible (and likely irrelavent), however, to hang onto some idea that any "being" from beyond is going to come give us a hand. If we could all stop in this very moment, begin treating each other like each one of us is God (or a beautiful creation of God) then we'd have heaven on earth, right? How hard is that? Nah, we'd rather argue about what God looks like or who's God is good and whose God is evil. Also, since we've not gotten around to it for thousands of years I question whether it will ever happen. What can I say, I am an idealist at heart!
Well, thanks for chatting with me. It feels good to know there are more of us out there. I saw a pin in a store recently that cracked me up. It said: "There are more of us than you think."
Have a great day and happy new year!