I MAY be in the process of being swin(e)dled (out of my senses?)!
So(w) among other thoughts hogging my mind , the one bo(a)ring question was:
What would be the ramifications on economic structure and society, if it was mandated globally with universal top approval ratings ,that for the next 25 years, those whose net worth (as per current valuations) was above USD 2 million and growing, would be required to be progenitors of a minimum of 3 and the "lesser" mortals RESTRICTED to one or none?????
"Does'nt it seem just everybody shouts at each other nowadays?
I think its because conflict is drama. Drama is entertaining and entertainment is marketable!
Finding consensus and common ground is dull. Nobody wants to watch a civilized discussion that acknowledges ambiguity and complexity. We want to see fireworks!
We want the sense of solidarity and identity that comes from having out interests narrowed and exploited by like-minded zealots! Talk show hosts. Political candidates, news programs .All become successful by reducing debates to the level of shouted rage.
Today it finally dawned upon me after so many years.... a fine print rider which accompanies every Indian drivers licence and every Indian motor registration: "You are entitled to stop your vehicle in the middle of any 2 way narrow road for upwards of 5 minutes and have your private conversation with any citizen of India who may be a pedestrian or a fellow motorist". CAT
“I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness.”
So how do I switch off my consciousness or my sneezing???