While I agree with Gromit's assessment that people underestimate our adaptability, I think it's 50/50. As much because of my own health as anything else. Peak oil and the resulting resource wars worry me a bit. I don't see as much private sector innovation as there should be with regard to alternative energy, considering the incalculable windfall that will result.
Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
Killing myself is part of one of the possible outcomes.
That's a coincidence, I'm building a spaceship.
Right now, relative to what I know of human history, we are doing pretty awesome. Every country is firing up the life-expectancy and quality of living charts, and people are getting along surprisingly well. On the other hand, there are a few people I've crossed one to many times. They have guns
This constant is inconsistent and plays into the fear base of what ifs rather than what can. And in that respect the changes that are happening are far simpler than what is assumed. And that is a shift in energy and in that shift reality and unreality become more unified rather than disconnected. In that respect neither this reality that is experienced in its negative or positive form is in understanding of the next realty that is going to shape where we are going to be in years to come. And like a sway we are being mislead in our infrastructure, that is our internalized and externalized way of being by the vibrational realities that are bringing into our awareness what is happening as the confirmations we are seeing. Instead of focusing on the confirmation we are wanting to experience, its easy to do.
That's the best working hypothesis, unless you are terminally ill or over 100 years old.I definitely plan on getting older than that (45 that is, not 115). Will life change during those years? Es, but I believe in adaptability and many changes being exaggerated.
As to the gloomy contributors, it's sort of hard to predict the road when you are standing in the middle of a thick cloud.
Empirical research has shown that we tend to carry a cetain stable level of happiness/contentment with us that we are basically born with and that is only temporarily altered by life changing events, basic brain chemistry. If the levels are constantly too low - independently from external circumstances that can be changed or specific behavior patterns that can be altered - working on that biochemical aspect can become an option.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life. - Bertrand Russell A herring's blog Johari / Nohari