THAT is the Question
William Shakespeare would have had no problem answering this one. Writers, by trade, must write. But what if they have nothing to say?
Have you ever known anyone with an opinion holding back? Take reviewers of books and films, for example: even they must produce something for their readers to read; otherwise, what is the point of their existence?
Most days, I can come up with something interesting (at least to me) to say in print. But then, if I really think about it, I wonder if anyone cares what I think. Reminds me of my Afterthought poem.
“No thought had I of anything/ or at least that’s what I thought/ I’d even thought I couldn’t think/ but now I think I never thought.”
This is my self-penned motto.
I Blame Facebook
We have become obsessed with social media. ‘Like’ it or not, we want to know that we’re making our mark in the world.
Yesterday, I saw a video of frozen vape soap bubbles. It had over twenty million views! It had been posted only five days before. They got another 2,000,000 views overnight! But is it important? No. It’s just about soap bubbles.
However, it highlights what is going on: we crave distraction to take our minds off our ‘little’ lives. And somehow connecting with 22 million others makes us feel like we’re part of something bigger than ourselves.
But are we using it for the ‘highest’ good?
We are all in this together
The Golden Rule has been a part of religious teaching going back as far as we have written records. But we never seem to get the point, do we?
One percent of humanity cannot benefit while the other 99% do not. It makes no sense, and yet the American Dream is to become part of the 1%. It’s a con, at its worst, a divisive tactic at best. As long as there are “US” and “them”, there can be no union, no cooperation, no success.
When will we wake up?