The problem with very little drama or angst, of course, is that one doesn’t have much to write about. Things are pretty good right now. I feel very clear-headed and normal which is quite a novel state.
Here’s a quote I found from MLK Jr. recently which really struck me. Very prophetic.
“We must rapidly begin to shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
Wow. Really? And this is before AIG/Lehman Brothers/Paulsson/Facebook/Ipods/Twitter/Theft Foreclosures.
He knew this was coming. Just like he predicted in the late 60s that we would have a black American President in 40 years. Yes he did! I choose to see this awareness not as cynical and doom/gloom but an opportunity to increase awareness and self-correct before it’s too late. I would like to think we are moving towards that tide.
What do you think??