The predominant trend, in my culture at least, appears to be a mindless consumerism in which two thirds of energy used is simply wasted. “More stuff” is how people define their value, which just digs a deeper hole for us all to get out of. I live rurally for a few, very simple reasons: clean… Continue reading Are You Teachable?
Capitalism needn’t be destructive – when balanced with responsibility rather than greed, creativity can flourish, especially in affluent societies. A responsible capitalism aligns closely with the ideals of Democracy: all people are offered the same opportunities to succeed, all people have an equal voice in government. In practice, however, even a cursory look into the… Continue reading Activism vs. Capitalism as Vehicle for Social Transformation
On various forms exists a field for “occupation”. This field tends to give me pause – does it refer to how I keep myself occupied, or perhaps my vocation – how I earn money? Both of these have extensive answers – which not incidentally are dissimilar. I’ve never been consistent with earning money, as it’s… Continue reading Rootless Cosmopolitan
I love to write, and I love to write for this journal/blog. I craft entries in my head for days, weeks even, imagining a perceived audience anticipating my update quietly. But the posts don’t get written, and my drawling mental drafts get weary and frayed. I plan to write. “Today I’ll make a blog post”,… Continue reading Chin High