who’s left standing is really a matter of who is better at managing their resources – and one of those management techniques is population size control.
While in many countries, the survival strategy is to have as many children as you can to ensure that some survive to adulthood and to take care of you when you’re elderly – this is not sustainable globally.
in a way, to be unselfish in terms of overall species survival and diversity, perhaps we need to allow each country stand or fall on their own.
That means ending foriegn aid, cease saving lives regardless of the quality of that life (ie premature babies, neomorts, coma patients)
basically, stop looking at saving all lives at any cost now to improve the quality of life in the future.
the concept of Triage needs to be applied globally and triage is the compassionate balance to nature being red in tooth and claw
As an efficiency expert, I always appreciate when there are multiple beneficial outcomes from projects. Such is the case when people in your professional network become friends.
Being able to participate on facebook and meet new people – rebuild my ability to communicate and regain my confidence in social interactions. Well. I keep saying that facebook is cheaper than therapy – and the 24/7 instant access cant’ be beat either.
Certainly one of the benefits of having disrupted sleep patterns is that you end up with pen pals in all kinds of other time zones.
You know I wrote a post some time ago, and I really don’t want to link to it. I think it was called… or the theme of it was – why does it matter how other people have it?
and I wrote it at a time of high trauma when no one around me gave any consideration to me at all. For my relatives and actual friends, it wasn’t your fault that I couldn’t understand you. But it was your fault that you didn’t realize that I meant what I said. I didn’t understand any of you. Given the givens, understandable. Use what you know. That’s all I ever asked.
So, here’s why it matters to remember that other people – of the 7 billion plus other people on the planet – that if you live in an industrialized nation – you are in the top 10% of the wealthy people around the world.
If you do not have to live in a refugee camp, displaced by war or other disasters, if you do not belong to a demographic that has been marginalized up to and especially including under threat or actual genocide, if you do not have to live with the worry of bombs dropping on you or being shot for walling down the street for any reason ….
then, pretty much, any day above ground is a good day. As long as there is life, there are do overs.
I also wanted to share this fan club update.
Someone started a fan club for me… but until a recent comment on my facebook timeline – which is screen shot captured on the Living Well blog
it would seem that what I post on my timeline really does make a difference for people. but more than that, how I interact with the people – who take the time to comment
both here on my blog and on my timeline.