Sunday, February 11, 2007

We Need More
You hear all the time pundits bemoaning a growing income gap and impoverished middle class. Will the pundits who peddle this notion spell out the degree to which Affluenza generates this despair? A recent Pew Research poll highlights the growing list of life's necessities; a list which includes cell phones, high speed internet access, air conditioning, flat screen TVs and (of course) iPods.

Everyone nods their head in agreement when John Edwards drones on about "Two Americas" in some campaign setting at some local high school gym. But I'd have to believe that these same people would look around at each other in severe puzzlement if Edwards made the same speech to them inside of a Best Buy.

5 Comments:

At 7:08 PM, Blogger Kreblog said...

Funny, I was reading this today:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/moneymag_archive/2007/02/01/8398768/index.htm

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger Kreblog said...

Funny, I was reading this today.

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger YouWho said...

I doubt the dubious necessity of an iPod is making the difference in who has health insurance in that Best Buy.

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger sushil yadav said...

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.


Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.


When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.



A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.



FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

PlanetSave

EarthNewsWire

sushil_yadav

 
At 8:40 PM, Blogger gagknee said...

please excuse me while i kill myself after that last comment.

 

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