Yesterday I spoke my mind about Sleepwalking into the future. I put my all into it. I picked my words carefully, and I let it rip.
It is something that blog writers and podcasters often do, sometimes to their detriment. Well maybe not that dramatic, as the post only received one comment, so I shouldn’t really form an opinion based on that alone. However, the stats speak for themselves. It was not the most popular post or podcast that I have recorded or written. I just needed to get it off my chest.
I know that the podcast episode was a bit of a downer, I’ll be the first to admit it. Some would rather have the reassuring lie than the inconvenient truth. And that is what I did.
And do you know what?
I am okay with that. Life is not a popularity contest. In the scheme of things, this blog is not that popular.
However, I do know this about this blog, and all its readers. We are a caring community and we are only human. We care about our environment, we care about humanity.
It is the sharing makes us human. It is the caring makes us human. Telling it how it is makes us human.
If anything will get us through the next few decades, it will be the caring side of humanity that does it. Friendship and mateship. Looking out for one’s fellow-man and woman. I for one love being part of this community. It is one of the reasons I get out of bed in the morning.
That is what gives me hope. That is why I have faith in humanity, and that we can turn this train wreck around. When all looks lost and when it looks like governments and corporations don’t give a damn and are just in it for themselves, don’t give up. Never give up.
Fight the good fight, and remember that we are all in this together. And, thanks to the democracy we live in, we all have one vote each. It is our voice.
Don’t waste it whenever you get the chance to flex your voting muscle.
It is far too precious to give away to those who don’t care.