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Monday, September 22, 2008

Super - size me

How horrible it would be not to be able to change; our lives would be locked into repetition, formulas and a dull little box - like view of the world. Without some change there would be ignorance, complacence and contentment. Everyone would live in their narrow little lives and no one would be able to change because change would mean that the cosy, comfortable lives the people had created for themselves would come crumbling down around them. That narrow world view of theirs wouldn't cope with the change because change is new and the new always challenges the old.

Somewhere along the line we humans bought into the idea that everyone should have their own private lives - with a big scoop of "rights" and a super - sized dish of selfishness. Upstanding citizens in our country throw a bit of money at the cancer society every year or sponsor a child in Africa and that stops the guilt. Instead of waking up to what's really wrong with the world, people appease their guilt about it by throwing their excess cash around. They don't want to know what's happening but they do want to feel better about it.

God gave us brains to use, not to leave at home. Some people have the courage to use them: they stand up for something bigger than themselves and it doesn't matter to them whether they're the minority against an overwhelming majority. Like Act's tag line, they have the guts to do what's right. And like Bob the Builder, they get the job done.

2 Comments:

Blogger Em said...

Nice one! Reminds me of Brave New World ....."Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning; truth and beauty can't....Anything for a quiet life. We've gone on controlling ever since. It hasn't been very good for truth, of course. But it's been very good for happiness. One can't have something for nothing " - Brave New World by Adolus Huxley
quite scary really... :)

9:10 pm  
Blogger Lydz said...

Wow Ems, that's exactly the kind of thing I was thinking about. In fact, I was going to write something like that, that we believe what they tell us about living our lives in as narrow minded a way as possible, so the top dogs can rule the world without inteferring upstarts poking their noses in. Pretty cool how you got the connection there... :P

btw, I really wanna read that book... could you lend it to me? :)

9:17 pm  

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