Stupidity has been around since the dinosaurs.
As Albert Einstein said “Surely there is no-show that can possibly equate to the amount of mental diarrhea that is presented in every single microsecond.”
YOU MIGHT WELL ASK “Why does applied science, which saves work and makes life easier, bring us so little happiness? The simple answer runs: Because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.”
Here is an Idea that might make a difference.
These days we carry cool devices that let us carry the world in our pockets, so why not use them to spread wealth, health, food aid and the like.
Its time we set a price on nature.
The people of the world can be asked whether and how much they prize the two values of nature – use value and non-use value.
This can be done WITH AN UNITED NATIONS APP that rewards the user by issuing a United Nations Food voucher to the deprived.
We would soon know what is valued and what is not.
Nature provides ecosystem services, and we trash it at our peril.
Our activities have put and are putting priceless resources – fresh water, clean air, oceans, and our climate at risk.
Man tries to make for himself in the fashion that suits him best a simplified and intelligible picture of the world; he then tries to some extent to substitute this cosmos of his for the world of experience, and thus to overcome it.
This is what the painter, the poet, the speculative philosopher, and the natural scientists do, each in his own fashion. Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way peace and security which he can not find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience. Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
A critical landmark in the sage of global climate change is occurring right in front of our eyes. If you are a non believer try Googling the Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea. They have become the world’s first entire community to be displaced by climate change.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world so why not use it.
Not one statesman in a position of responsibility has dared to pursue the only course that holds out any promise of peace, the course of sharing wealth since for a statesman to follow such a course would be tantamount to political suicide. This is why we must cap greed. ( See previous blogs)
Only a life lived for others is a life worth while .
A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited
in time and space.