ying and yang  

rm_art_persists 51M
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4/1/2006 11:02 am

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4/4/2006 8:24 pm

ying and yang


I am an optimist. I believe that the relative good of humankind will eventually triumph. I am realistic enough to realize that it won't happen overnight and that bad exists everywhere - even within myself.

I was sitting with friends having lunch the other day: they both recognize that the earth is fucked up as is. They were both pessimists in that they see human beings as locusts who will consume all in our path eventually leading to a need to abandon Earth since nothing will be left.

I'm more optimistic. I believe that eventually people will wake up and cause the change that needs to happen: I think it's not too late. My point is that I have chosen to consume little and make that positive difference.

My friends are waiting for some greater power to start the process since they believe that they as individuals can't make any difference; but in the meantime, they overconsume and expect it all to eventually implode. As Mahatma Gandhi said "be the change you wish to see". The world isn't just suddenly going to shift for the better; it takes movement on behalf of every individual.

In a way, this whole diatribe is negative because it requires a negation of the consume until it's gone philosophy. To every ying is a yang and the positive/optimistic side to this negative is that the world can truly become a better place if we all start the forward motion - one person at a time.

rm_art_persists 51M
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4/4/2006 8:24 pm

sexy: I have; still waiting for others to start... Thank you for visiting; I do like your pic


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