Saturday, 2 June 2012

Wilfully Uninformed


This post stands in stark contrast to the one just passed. For despite its great strides in science and technology, understanding and shaping the very earth we stand on, future outlook and resiliance in the face of great challenges, reality stands back to slap me back into our consumerist, pitiful, broken environment.

I had a conversation with 2 mutual friends of one of my good classmates at university. It was one of the most brain-dead, mind numbing conversations I have ever had, devoid of all intellectual curiosity and thought. Of the topics we covered; "How native Australians tend a dump, Which side of Korea was communist, what type of person we would be if we ever did so and so action."


These 2 individuals were not stupid. Far form it, they were funny, jovial and understanding of the topics within our university itself. But the are the products of all the worst parts in our education system, our world that feeds off new technology, over consumption and rampant disregard for higher order thinking.

I feel like shouting; THIS WORLD IS INTERESTING. THIS WORLD HAS SO MANY AWESOME FACETS THAT EXIST OUTSIDE OF YOUR IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS.
STAND BACK, FORGET YOUR INCONVENIENCES, FORGET ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK SO MUCH AND SOAK IN THE HERE AND NOW, BECAUSE FRANKLY, ITS BEAUTIFUL.

Im not informed. I try to be but there's so much of this world I still have to stand back to take in, love and appreciate. All these interesting foods to eat, scenes to see, lives to meet. Everyday at Macquarie something interesting happens. a new friend, a new corridor, new conversations and ideas. But as much as I want to share and replicate this in people I just dont see it. In the words of Dave Ramsey;

"We buy things we dont want, with money we dont have, to impress people who we dont even like".





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