February 27, 2015

Live Long And Prosper



"Find out what it is that touches you most deeply. Pursue it, learn about it, explore it, expand on it. Live with it and nurture it." 
- Leonard Nimoy, beamed up for the last time today (1932 - 2015)


February 25, 2015

People vs Nature



I am no misanthrope. I love people, and believe that service to others is our highest calling. Particular individuals (some call them "leaders"), however, are really trying my capacity for unconditional love.

I wouldn't even say I am anti-social. But I must say that after reading what our "leaders" are up to, I like nothing more than to be alone in nature.

Lately the human world is confusing me. Nothing seems to be working as it should. Instead of evolving, we seem to be devolving. Soon we will be led right into extinction, and the natural world will be all that is left.

Steven Hawkings is saying that humanity has about 100 years to leave Earth or it will be "too late" for our future survival. Either we will perish from some sort of natural disaster, he says, or by our own hands.

As fun as it would be for a while, I would eventually be depressed to be the last person on earth. It would be miserable to not have someone else around. Nature though, would rejoice our absence from the planet.

I dearly hope our misanthropic leaders don't kill us all. Our sun going supernova would be preferable, but ultimately I would be most pleased if we would just stop hating everything and try love for a change.

Rather than people vs nature, it should be people and nature working in harmony and peace. 

February 23, 2015

One Million



One million is a big number. It is enjoyable to say it just like Dr. Evil - ONE MILLION! You can't repeat it without engaging your enthusiasm.

I was pretty enthusiastic when I had a run-in with one million this weekend. But first I had to put this number into perspective for myself. This is what I found out.

Facts About One Million

  • number of Canadians being surveilled by a private Montreal firm for alleged illegal downloads
  • number of seconds in 12 days
  • number of grains of salt in one cup
It would take about a week to count to one million. It is a significant number, even in a time when there are billionaires everywhere.

More Facts About One Million

  • number of times I have said "no" to buying more crap (probably more actually)
  • number of page views the Not Buying Anything Blog surpassed over the weekend

Yes, one million page views. Dr. Evil would be loving it, even though he can't be described as a simple living individual with that big laser and desire for world domination.

Who said no one was interested in escaping the clutches of the consumer capitalist illusion? Now I have a million reasons to believe that many of us are busting out of the dead end purchasing party.

ONE MILLION!

Thank you to anyone who has ever viewed a page of NBA.
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