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Crossed t's and dotted i's...

December 27, 2007 11:08 AM

Oops. My wife and I forgot to initial part of the sales contract so our bid on a house isn’t going in until today. No biggie except my wife is waiting with baited breath on the news of said offer.

Truth be told it’s hard to wait like this and not get attached to the item in question. Because my mind automatically works on possibilities and simulates them I’ve already got a list of things that I want to/need to do concerning that house and we haven’t even bought it yet.

But then I do that with most things. Turns out is ends up being more of an asset than a liability. Of course I spend quite a few slices of time on things that are never going to happen but in the end when something _does_ happen a lot of times I’ve already planned for it.

Just saw this morning that Bhutto was assassinated. This could be a really really really bad thing because Pakistan, nor most of the countries over there, does NOT need something to stir the pot.

It’s times like this that I really question where the world is going.

We’ve got wars going on all over the planet.

We’ve got all sorts of people abusing all sorts of other people.

We’ve got all the wealth and resources of the world tied up in the hands of only a few.

And so many many other things wrong.

How the hell are we going to fix this? Heck we can’t even make sure everyone on the planet is fed regularly how the hell are we going to make sure they’re all safe?

There are groups on the planet now that think they have all the answers. They don’t.

There are groups on the planet now that know they don’t have all the answers but keep trying.

There are groups on the planet now that don’t give a damn as long as they get what they want.

And there are groups on the planet now that just don’t care no matter what.

How can you unite those groups? It’s not possible. Period. Not in my opinion at least.

The problem is the fact that we’re all individuals. Every single one of us is different from every single one of us. In reality there are no groups that are “the same” inside there are just groups that act on common goals.

Influencing groups is hard. They refuse to move, they refuse to bend, and they refuse to change.

I think of them as piles of sand.

Strike a pile of sand and it will stop your fist cold. Try and push a pile of sand and it moves around you.

And yet sand will always give way to the tides.

What we need now is a tide that can sweep away all those piles. A tide that will wash and redistribute the grains evenly.

Turns out there _are_ some common things to every human on this planet:

1) They _are_ human. Despite all those people keeping slaves or making war on “those inhuman pigs” we are all humans.

2) We all live on this planet. That may change but for the moment it’s true.

3) None of us can live for long if this planet is not here or not livable. Period.

There is NOBODY on this planet that can deny those three things. If they deny those things then they are lying to themselves and those around them and either need to wake up and open their eyes to what’s around them or they need to look inward at what they’ve become. Neither action can be forced.

What is needed now is a tide. A tide of something common that we all share. We need a tide of those three things above to every man, woman, and child on the planet so that they can see where we’re going.

The problem is that for far too long so many people have been so blind or are being kept blind to any one of those three important things. They’ve been told that those three things are secondary when they are not.

It’s ok to be concerned about something other than those three things but none of those three should _EVER_ be far from people’s minds.

Ever.




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