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Where To Next? Optimism or Pessimism?

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I spend a great deal of time paying close attention to trends and new developments in a lot of different areas. I tend to oscillate between thinking everything is going to be alright – that we are heading toward an altruistic society that functions at a higher level and thinking large multinational corporations will continue to ascend and grow in power and reach, undermining all the advances and advantages garnered from these trends and new developments, ie I oscillate between optimism and pessimism.

I’ve been alive long enough now to begin to see trends in all things human. Enough that I have hope half the time and doubt the other half. I think its too close to call either way. This doesn’t prevent me from continuing to fight the good fight and adding my small contributions to the hope side of the equation. Still, I am always looking for ways to tip the balance and eliminate the miasma of nonsense that always accompanies all that we do as a race.

These are exciting times! There are going to be some very important shifts and changes in our future. For most of these changes, we haven’t yet fully grasped their importance or impact. The groundwork is getting laid now by those who do understand the benefits or who wish to subvert the process and tip the balance to favour themselves – corporations and government. Sadly it looks to me as though most of us are either unaware, consider these items a low priority in our overwhelming lives or simply don’t understand their importance and long term impact.

I don’t have any new thoughts on how to raise awareness. If I ever do I’ll let you know. For now, I watch and I think and I devise ways to try and survive the impending storm.