Politically, economically, nationally, individually, and collectively, society appears to be unmoored, going through a time of great doubt and debate, where polarized opinions rule the day and there’s hardly anyone standing in more or less neutral center anymore, the place we all used to meet.
Kids, our world’s future, suffer from depression at unprecedented rates. Also they’re getting shot when they go to school so those two things could have something to do with each other.
People who used to be friends cross the street when they see each other because they are now political rivals. Children have more common sense than their parents because they know climate change is gonna totally mess with their futures but the adults in the room can’t see their way to tackling such huge issues so they pretend there is scientific disagreement and close their eyes.
There’s such a thing as The Flat Earth Society, i.e., it’s not a joke; people really believe it. 🙄
The things we’ve worked so hard for –things like equality, women’s rights, clean air and water, to name a few — are, just like wetlands, open space and fresh water, disappearing at an unprecedented pace.
Monsanto keeps selling Roundup to farmers to dump onto their fields as a way to increase yields while cancer and autoimmune diseases soar to new heights, but as long as that bottom line keeps improving we’ll live with the degraded quality of the food, the planet, our lives.
Is it chaos or a common delirium that’s causing Us to suffer so. Is it greed alone? When did we become so unmoored?
And is there any safe harbor in sight?
It’s Day 21 of the #AtoZ blog challenge. Do you feel the drift?