Sunday, 18 May 2014
Saturday, 17 May 2014
Friday, 16 May 2014
You cannot imagine-yourself into having wings.
You must step out from the safe haven and fall if you are to discover that you can fly.
Watch the birds – there is no other way.
Posted by Steve Unwin at 11:27
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Posted by Steve Unwin at 11:29
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Posted by Steve Unwin at 13:45
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Sometimes we need to be shaken vigorously if we are to wake and satisfy our yearning with a job that is worthy of our lives.
If all else has failed to stir us our bodies may do the shaking in the form of a heart attack. Sadly this shaking of last resort does not always leave us with much time in which to be awake.
Posted by Steve Unwin at 13:48
Monday, 12 May 2014
This would be much the same as denouncing the rain as incapable of putting out fires.
Demonstrably rain can help put out fires, but it would be lunacy to believe that the best means of firefighting is to wait for favourable weather, and that all other options should be denounced in the shadow of this strategy.
Posted by Steve Unwin at 10:58
Sunday, 11 May 2014
In the absence of feedback other than through money, a vicious spiral is soon entered with every ounce of work takes place only in response to an escalating inducement of pay, such that ludicrously high salaries become the norm.
Whilst we can only wonder at the barren sterile environment within the financial sector that makes million pound bonuses the norm, perhaps the biggest cause of bewilderment is how these people are held in esteem when all good reason says they should be rehabilitated.
Posted by Steve Unwin at 11:22
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Of course there is the difficulty of knowing precisely when this day will come. However this lack of certainty should not distract us from the beauty of the symmetry. Those of us in the West might set the target that for the second half of our lives we each year become less wealthy and possess less.
We might take our 40th birthday as the point at which we begin to grow in this new direction.
Posted by Steve Unwin at 11:06
Friday, 9 May 2014
The Earth has cancer.
A ravenous cell that seeks nothing but to grow without limit, and will destroy all that dare stand in its way.
The prognosis is bleak.
There is little we can do; for we are not the cure; we are the disease.
Posted by Steve Unwin at 11:08
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
An absurd and crazy suggestion you cry, the kind of socialist madness that’s destroying our economy. But hear me out.
Weigh the balance between the ideas that 900,000 minds gazing into the eternity of space might come up with, to help solve climate change, save endangered species, clothe the poor or feed the hungry. 900,000 minds that’s a lot of human computing power. Far more than it has taken to achieve the amazing feat of convincing people to buy 1,900,000,000 servings of a particular brown fizzy sugary liquid each and every day, so the sky really is the limit when it comes to the ideas they may come up with.
Alternatively of course we could have 900,000 people producing more meaningless tat using resources we can’t spare, to be sold to people who don’t need it and bought with money they don’t have.
Of course we needn’t employ more than about 30,000 of them actually making the tat. The other jobs would be created for marketing men needed to convince us that our lives are incomplete without it, drivers to shift the tat around the country; warehousemen to store it, bankers to finance it, lawyers to deal with claims against it tatiness, refuse men to collect up all the tat this new tat replaces, the list goes on and on.
Last but not least the politicians who will be employed convincing us that the only way we can afford for anyone to stare at the stars is by increasing the tat we produce, year on year in the name of growth, until the whole world goes pop!
I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping for a clear sky tonight.
Posted by Steve Unwin at 11:14