Ian Weinberg en Publishers & Bloggers, Writers, English Developer and facilitator of neuro-coaching program. Neurosurgeon in practice • NeuroSurge - neuromodulation 11/11/2017 · 1 min de lectura · 2,4K

A rant in transit - is there anyone out there?

A rant in transit - is there anyone out there?

Are we really wiser than our forbearers of yesteryear? Have we evolved in terms of our values and ethics? Sadly I believe not. We have indeed quantified more of our environment and we’ve advanced in the ways of technology, but at what price?

I lament as I observe how low we have descended as a species. Indeed we are all aware of the excesses of Consumeristic Man – consumeristic greed, insensitivity to fellow humans, degradation of the environment and worse. But my current rant was precipitated by the state of the toilet in a public washroom, in a large airport, while in transit. And yes there were a lot of people driven to getting home. Tired and irritable with the inevitable delays and it was past midnight. But is that enough reason to pee on everything and crap on the seat and beyond, without making any attempt at cleaning up? Your crap has polluted our rivers and seas, beyond the point that we can neutralize the scourge. And then a walk through the duty-free retail environment where voracious consumerism ruled supreme – need/want/greed, who knows. An instantaneous thought flashed of those mega areas in the Pacific of plastic waste. And the fish, succumbing to guts filled with the plastic waste.

And then row upon row of humans, oblivious to the real environment, living totally in the virtual realities of their phones and tablets. The thought occurred that there may be no awareness of the present environment to share with anyone else – the distraction of the self-interested and the self-absorbed left relatively few humans consciously engaged with the physical reality in the present.

We are in trouble. To quote, “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” Collectively, we the Human species have descended beyond the level of parasites – a parasite at least respects the viability of its host to ensure its survival. No, we have become the malignant tumor that, devoid of any awareness, indiscriminately destroys its host and dies with it.

I would say to the likes of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk – forget about populating Mars or beyond. With the prevailing values and ethics we’ll destroy those environments sooner than later as well.

I always make an attempt to contribute some positive encouragement at the end of a rant. But on this occasion, even digging deep, I can’t come up with a positive solution. I would say ‘tend your own acre’ but the behavior of our species is encroaching even upon that. Can we coach the masses to create sustaining ethics and values? I guess we would have to start at the early nurture years with instilling the appropriate approach. But then you would need a critical mass of those who have self-awareness and self-respect.

I need a stiff drink at this point ..... and someone conscious to engage with! 

Javier 🐝 beBee 13/11/2017 · #36

#34 @Ian Weinberg thanks! That account has been Removed!

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Cyndi wilkins 13/11/2017 · #35

Same one on my post @Ian Weinberg...I suppose if we have captured the attention of a 'hacker'...we must be doing something right;-)

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Ian Weinberg 13/11/2017 · #34

And this is the other scourge - see hacker in comment below - @Javier 🐝 beBee ?

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Ian Weinberg 13/11/2017 · #32

#30 Thanks for that Deas. Indeed I believe that we're messing with enough 'earthly' systems that pain for mankind is sure to follow. The current weather upheaval is just the beginning. Famine, lack of potable water and disease are also well underway. For in addition to our disrespect for each other and for the planet, is over-population. This planet just can't support the 7billion and counting. So inevitably and whatever it takes, numbers have to come down and will surely come down.

Ian Weinberg 13/11/2017 · #31

#26 Thanks for that @🐝 Fatima G. Williams I think that at the end of the day it's about working towards raising awareness/consciousness of ourselves, others and the environment.

Deas Plant 13/11/2017 · #30

Hi, Ian W.
I agree totally. I would even go so far as to say that we don't DESERVE to be able to populate other worlds until we learn to look after this one.

How-wevver, I also have a different slant on the possible eventual outcomes. I have maintained for a long time now that Mother earth is a BIG girl and well able to look after herself. If she gets titred of us noisy, messy fighting human beings, she is quite capable of shaking us off like a bunch of pesky flies and starting all over again, possibly without the by then demonstrably 'failed experiment' of humanity.

Let us hope that human-kind awakes in time to prevent such a result - - - and then begin to collectively work toward preventing it from becoming necessary.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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Cyndi wilkins 12/11/2017 · #29

#28 Unfortunately my dear friend...governments feed large corporations to suppress the technological advances that currently exist as free energy propulsion systems in order to feed their own agenda of militarizing an entire planet with 'space based' weapons and the constant threat of war with foreign invaders.

This goes far beyond plastic food containers...although the FDA is a huge player in all the secrecy too...What's the best way to control a species?? Keep em' sick and scared...There won't be a future generation without a planet to live on.

The most effective thing we can do is concentrate on cultivating our own physical and emotional well-being and teach our children to do the same...Respecting Mother Nature as you would your own Mother...and having reverence for all of life. What we 'see' is a lie...what we 'feel' is truth.

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