Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
- Why doesn’t humanity learn
- People get involved with every distraction that’s put in front of them
- If you tell someone about what’s really going on, you are called a pessimist or even a traitor
- Peoples’ expectations are downright criminal
- We see the ultimate crime as ignorance
Why doesn’t humanity learn? That’s probably because people would have to wake up in order to learn. The real crime is all the partying and drinking, dancing and socializing, watching sports, and running up your credit cards – going into debt to buy everything you’ve been told you need to have. Watching reality TV when it’s not reality at all. People worrying about movie stars…who they’re dating and what they’re wearing.
People get involved with every distraction that’s put in front of them so they have no time left to pay attention to the reality around them. It’s gotten to the point where pointing out reality to someone is a crime.Continue reading »
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
- People are still reeling from the crash of 2008
- When you ask people about the economy they tend to be either overly-pessimistic or overly-optimistic
- There’s also this refusal to admit that there is an ongoing recession
- All this is happening while there’s a slow disintegration of the banking system
- An equilibrium can’t seem to be reached
- What will compound this situation is an aging population
People are still reeling from the crash of 2008. Whether it was their jobs, their real estate, or their inability to live the same lifestyle they had before, people are feeling the effects of a weakening economy.
When you ask people about the economy they tend to be either overly-pessimistic or overly-optimistic. Nobody seems to be in the middle. It’s like they are not being realistic. They are at one end of the scale or the other. It’s a duality situation…white and black, yin and yang. It’s this polarity that exists in everything that makes it difficult for people to see reality. They’re too busy arguing their polarizing points.
In Europe and America, there is too much debt…both private and public. Everybody owes too much. There’s also this refusal to admit that there is an ongoing recession. There is a lack of competitiveness in the world, in the marketplace, in people’s attitudes toward commerce and work in general.
Large deficits, whether they are personal or a country’s debt, will get harder and harder to finance. All this is happening while there’s a slow disintegration of the banking system. The problems are the same no matter what the scale. Either on a personal level or on a world basis. There’s a lack of revenue or income versus too much expense or spending. There are solutions. You could increase your income by making more money at your job, but this is not happening. People are making lower wages causing governments to take in less tax revenue and forcing them to raise taxes. You could cut spending, but that’s not happening either unless it’s forced. Governments keep spending because they can still finance their debt. People keep spending because they haven’t maxed out their credit cards yet.
An equilibrium can’t seem to be reached; that is, spend only what you need to and no more. Cut out things you don’t need and bring expenses down to match your income. Continue reading »
Monday, June 22nd, 2009
Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads! . . . I hope you did something fun for your special day! . . . I laid around outside on the patio and counted hummingbirds! . . .Now that’s what I call a full day!
Gas prices are going up at the pump again. In fact, gas prices went up at the pump at the beginning of last summer, and the summer before that, and the summer before that, etc. In fact, when I was just a kitten, I can remember my Dad commenting that gas prices seem to go up every summer for no apparent reason. When in fact, there is an apparent reason. Summer is the time when people go on vacations and people drive more during the summer . . . short weekend trips, flying and renting a car, cross-country road trips, or school’s out party animals going out to the beach. Continue reading »