The silence is deafening…I am sitting here contemplating all that is wrong with being here and I see this thing. This link to a “Third World Meme.”
“What the heck is that?!” I ask myself…so I google…
THIRD WORLD MEME
THIS is what I get…
Yes, Really…and you should see the ones over at the link!
At the same time an alternate link came up…
Along with this picture…
Do we realize how lucky we are to have the problems we do? I think most of us know that we have got it pretty good. We are able to understand that no matter how rough it is for us it’s nothing.
In the grand scheme of things we don’t have problems. We don’t deal with the prospect of catching malaria on a daily basis. We don’t consider whether or not our children will have to live without us because of street violence. Yes, bad things happen – even in the United States – but they don’t happen everywhere, all the time!
If taking the time to consider the facts all the problems that I have exist because we have too much money. We have too much access to alcohol. We have too many people with too much access to too much, so we over indulge. Would there even be a term such as codependance if we didn’t have the availability of alcohol and drugs that we do? Would we even care?
Do such terms exist outside the confines of the rich “western” world we live in?
What are real problems?
I think the fact that the world is slowly dying is a real problem. I know that the planet has the ability to fix itself, but are we willing to sacrifice to make the world last? Are we willing to give up our conveniences to support the ecosystem?
Are you willing to stop driving your car?
Are we willing to shut down factories?
As a theory I have imagined that given the proper infrastructure we can generate enough energy to run the planet from the kinetic energy created by tires against the pavement. The heat, the friction that is created is energy. Wouldn’t it be ideal if there was a way to harness that energy and channel it into a system that would power the world.
If we must have power, why not work off of theories. Create ideas and take action.
I am not a scientist. I am barely a writer. I think though that this is a theory that if a scientist got the numbers worked it would work.
Hmm…today, share you theories. Share your ideas. Do you think you have real problems? What can we do to change them?